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National Depression Screening Day

National Depression Screening Day is a community initiative led by the Calgary Counselling Centre, taking place this year on October 5. The initiative raises awareness around depression and its effect on Calgarians, and encourages people to take a free and anonymous depression-screening test to help people identify symptoms of depression and support their mental health.

During the week of October 2 to 8, 2017, individuals can view and take the test by visiting During that same week, there will be multiple events hosted in Calgary for community members and organizations in support of this worthwhile cause.

Awareness to Action

ATB Entrepreneur Centre – 1110 17 Avenue SW, Calgary

The ATB Entrepreneur Centre is hosting a panel discussion and art installation around workplace and community mental health. The event will include light refreshments and a sneak peek at a photo display dealing with people living with mental health issues. The event takes place Monday, October 2, from noon to 1 p.m. at the ATB Entrepreneur Centre in Calgary.

The Competitive Advantage in Supporting Mental Health

Fairmont Palliser Hotel – 133 9 Avenue SW, Calgary

Attend this event for a dialogue on the impact that mental health can have on a business and one family’s challenge to overcome it. Depression and other mental health issues are treatable, but are too often not dealt with. The event takes place on Thursday, October 5, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Fairmont Palliser Hotel in Calgary.

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Join us October 13 for the 2017 Healthy Workplaces Conference

If you work in the non-profit or human services sector, mark your calendar to attend the 2017 Healthy Workplaces Conference 2017 on Friday, October 13, 2017, at the Lister Centre, University of Alberta, in Edmonton.

This province-wide conference will showcase the final results of the Healthy Workplaces for Helping Professions project and provide tools for developing and implementing sustainable workplace wellness programs for non-profit human service agencies.

Participation is open to all human service professionals in Alberta, including:

  • Leaders and staff from the non-profit, agency sector in Alberta who are member agencies of ACDS, ALIGN, CYCAA, ACWS, AASAS and AHVNA.
  • Social science scholars, educators and students in the area of human resources management, public health, workplace health and social work.
  • Workplace health and safety professionals from government, insurance and standards organizations.

The conference will feature a keynote address by Dr. Graham Lowe, one of Canada’s leaders in the field of workplace wellness and the author of numerous books and articles, including Creating Healthy Organizations: How Vibrant Workplaces Inspire Employees to Achieve Sustainable Success and Redesigning Work: A Blueprint for Canada's Future Well-being and Prosperity.

Registration fees

Early-bird fee (deadline June 30, 2017): $95
Regular fee: $125
All prices include the registration fee, coffee breaks and lunch.

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