Program Directors

Lauren Bernardi

Bernardi Human Resource Law LLP

Brian Gottheil

Bernardi Human Resource Law LLP

Eligible for

Creating and maintaining a mentally healthy workplace has never been more important.

Designed and taught by legal and mental healthcare experts, this intensive, practical certificate program is ideal for those who seek to better understand the applicable laws bearing on mental health issues in the workplace and to make use of the processes and best practices for reducing legal liability, while creating and maintaining a psychologically safe workplace

Practice case studies and accompanying toolkits and precedents will be provided to maximize your understanding of this evolving and notoriously vexing area.

Registration includes 120-day unlimited, online access to the recorded program.

What You’ll Learn

How to have the conversation when you are concerned about an employee’s mental health

To what extent do employers face a legal duty of care in relation to employees’ psychological wellbeing?

Does the existence of the voluntary National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety In the Workplace create a default standard by which courts will measure employers?

The effect of Bill 132 and the Occupational Health and Safety Act on employers’ duties

Are employers liable for negligent or intentional infliction of mental harm during the employment relationship and after it ends?

Accommodating mental health disabilities in the workplace

Addressing substance abuse problems – including impact on performance, legal liabilities, accidents, sick leave and benefit costs, and the status of ‘last chance’ agreements

Creating inclusive attendance management policies and return-to-work programs that appropriately consider mental health contexts

Early and successful return to work strategies

How unions, health and safety committees, occupational health nurses and employers can effectively work together and further the organization’s due diligence strategy

Who Should Attend

Human Resources Professional

Occupational Health & Safety Professionals

Disability and Return-to-Work Managers

Trade Union Representatives

Workplace Mental Health Professionals/Advocates

Employment and Labour Relations Consultants

Workplace Mediators and Arbitrators

Employment and Labour Law lawyers


Program Directors

Lauren Bernardi

Bernardi Human Resource Law LLP

Brian Gottheil

Bernardi Human Resource Law LLP

Advisory Board

Donna Hardaker

Principal, Hardaker Consulting

Sapna Mahajan, MPH, PMP, CHE

Director, Genomics and Society, Genome Canada

Sari Sairanen

National Director, Health and Safety, UNIFOR


Shams Akhundova

HR Director, In-Common Laboratories

“[The] … presentations were insightful. The speakers were engaging and took time to answer questions from attendees.”


View the 2023 program brochure and agenda to see what you’ll learn from leading experts. A detailed agenda for the upcoming program will be available soon.

Nov 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2024

$3,495 + TAX


November 5, 2024

9:00 a.m – 4:00 p.m (ET)

November 12, 2024

9:00 a.m – 4:00 p.m (ET)

November 19, 2024

9:00 a.m – 4:00 p.m (ET)

November 26, 2024

9:00 a.m – 4:00 p.m (ET)

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Certificate Requirements

To receive an Osgoode Certificate, you must view all program modules (either live or archived) and successfully complete an online post program assessment within 30 days of the last module.

2023 Delegate

“The topics were very relevant to the issues I am facing in the workplace regarding mental health.”

CPD and Accreditation

OsgoodePD is an accredited provider with the LSO, the Law Society of BC and NY CLE Board. Select your location to view the eligible hours you may claim.

CPD Hours
Contact us for inquiries about other provinces.
Substantive19h 30m
Total23h 30m
Approved by HRPA for21 Continuing Professional Development hours

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