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Power Chat: Workplace Peer-Support Programs for Mental Health


This is the 11th Power Chat co-organized by the Federal Workplace Well-Being Network (FWWN) and the Centre of Expertise on Mental Health in the Workplace. The Power Chat series allows employees to explore the Federal Public Service Workplace Mental Health Strategy and ways to implement it.

Peer support is an important contributor to recovery and offers a supportive relationship between people who have a lived experience in common. Peer-support programs provide confidential, non-clinical, mental-health support that relies on the wisdom of individuals who have lived with mental health challenges of their own or those of a loved one.

Join this interactive event to learn about the latest research and emerging trends in peer support, as well as leading practices and innovations happening in the federal public service; and to better understand peer-support programs' impact on federal public servants and in creating a psychologically healthy and safe workplace.


  • Stéphane Grenier, Founder and Lead Innovator, Mental Health Innovations
  • Jessica Ward-King, Canada's Free Agent, Centre for Wellness, Inclusion and Diversity, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
  • Danielle H. Caron, Senior Advisor to the Ombudsman for Mental Health, Public Services and Procurement Canada
  • Sonia McFadden, Senior HR Advisor/Program Lead for the Peer Support Program, Human Resources Services Branch, Employment and Social Development Canada


Sophie Dubourg, Manager, Centre of Expertise on Mental Health in the Workplace, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

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