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#GetReal for Mental Health Week: Preventing and Managing Burnout at Work


Job burnout is a pressing and ongoing concern at all levels of the federal public service. The risk of burnout at work is a growing concern for many public servants working from home due to the additional stressors associated with the ongoing pandemic. While personal lifestyle changes, such as self-care and resilience-building can be helpful, burnout prevention efforts in the workplace require interventions at the organizational level.

This timely event taking place during Mental Health Week (May 2-8) presents a panel discussion on how public servants can identify, assess and reduce the risk of burnout and when supporting colleagues who may be struggling. Learn how to co-develop solutions with an empathic approach in order to develop intervention measures that will support wellbeing in the workplace and that address the organizational issues that can lead to burnout.

This event is presented in partnership with the Centre of Expertise on Mental Health in the Workplace.

Opening remarks

Janice Charette, Interim Clerk of the Privy Council


  • Allison Webb, Regional Director, Environmental Services and Contaminated Sites Management, and Mental Health Champion, Pacific Region, Public Services and Procurement Canada
  • Carl Trottier, Chief Executive Officer, Association of Professional Executives of the Public Service of Canada-APEX
  • Rawan El-Komos, Director General, Corporate Services, Public Prosecution Service of Canada and member of the Federal Speakers' Forum on Diversity and Inclusion
  • Katharine Coons, National Workplace Mental Health Specialist, National Division, Canadian Mental Health Association


Nathalie Laviades Jodouin (she), Vice-President, Public Sector Operations and Inclusion Branch, Canada School of Public Service

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