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From "Workplace: Disclosure and Accommodations" issue of Visions Journal, 2018, 13 (4), p. 36

Disclosing Your Disability: A Legal Guide for People with Disabilities in BC

This publication from Disability Alliance BC explains the rights of employees who experience a visible or invisible disability (including a mental illness) and discusses risks and benefits of disclosure, accommodations, and strategies for people who plan to disclose.

Workplace Strategies for Mental Health

A free resource centre provided by the Great-West Life Centre for Mental Health in the Workplace. You’ll find resources for employers and employees on disclosure, accommodation, and return to work, as well as information on psychological health and safety, strategies for employers supporting employees, and employees managing mental health and wellness at work.

Canadian Mental Health Association BC Division’s workplace program and

Visit the CMHA BC website for information about workshops and training opportunities for employers and employees, including Awareness of Mental Health at Work, Mental Health Works, Safe and Sound, Suicide Prevention Training, and Understanding Addiction. Mental Health Works in particular has numerous resources for employers and employees navigating disclosure and accommodation.

Mental Health Commission of Canada: Workplace

Provides access to the National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace, a voluntary standard to maintain mentally healthy workplaces. Find the Standard as well as tools to help employers implement the Standards and training resources and opportunities like Road to Mental Readiness for first responders, The Working Mind, and Being a Mindful Employee.

Job Accommodation Network

Features the US-based Job Accommodation Network’s series on workplace mental health and accommodations. Learn more about possible accommodations that can help people who experience mental health concerns stay at work and work effectively.

Canadian Human Rights Commission

BC Human Rights Clinic

Legal information on the duty to accommodate, with tips for employers and employees seeking accommodations.

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