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Coping with Stress During COVID-19

Start Date:6/10/2020

Start Time:2:30 PM EDT

Duration:60 minutes


Among the daily challenges of dealing with COVID-19, many individuals are also battling mental health hurdles. In this session, Mary Ann Baynton, Director of Strategy and Collaboration, Workplace Strategies for Mental Health, Canada Life, will illustrate what people can do to take control in what has felt like an uncontrollable time.

This event is made possible by the generous support of Canada Life, our national development sponsor.

This webinar is eligible for 1 CPD. CPD credits for financial literacy events are determined by the provincial bodies. Please contact your provincial body for eligibility.

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Mary Ann Baynton

Director of Strategy and Collaboration, Workplace Strategies for Mental Health

Canada Life

Mary Ann is the author of several books including Mindful Manager, Keeping Well at Work, Preventing Workplace Meltdown, Resolving Workplace Issues, Building Stronger Teams, and The Evolution of Workplace Mental Health in Canada.

As an independent workplace relations specialist, she helps improve or resolve issues for individuals, teams, unions and employers including those involving mental health, psychological safety, conflict or performance concerns.

Mary Ann proudly serves as the Director of Strategy & Collaboration for Workplace Strategies for Mental Health, an initiative of Canada Life which develops and provides free tools and resources for anyone who wishes to prevent, manage or improve psychological health and safety at work.

She has served as co-chair of the Technical Committee for the National Standard of Canada on Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace, a member of the Mental Health Commission of Canada’s Workforce Advisory Committee, and a member of the Employment Standards Committee for the AODA. Mary Ann is also a founder of Mindful Employer Canada and continues as an advisor to this not-for-profit organization.

Mary Ann strives to reduce workplace stress and conflict in order to improve working lives.

Doretta Thompson, CAPA

Financial Literacy Leader

CPA Canada

Doretta is CPA Canada’s director of Corporate Citizenship and the national director of the CPA Martin Mentorship Program for Indigenous High School Students. As CPA Canada’s Financial Literacy Leader, she is responsible for CPA Canada’s social responsibility initiatives, including CPA Canada’s international award-winning Financial Literacy program and programs that support financial literacy and capacity building in Indigenous Communities.

Doretta holds a Certified Aboriginal Professional Administrator (CAPA) designation from AFOA Canada and sits on the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada’s Financial Literacy Working Group for Indigenous Peoples. She was a member of the FCAC working group that developed the Government of Canada’s framework for workplace financial literacy and on the Advisory Committee of Excellence Canada’s financial literacy standards. She is a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.
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