TORONTO — Bell Let’s Talk Day is an opportunity to remind employees of the supports available to them and that they are not alone, says PCL Toronto.
PCL’s family assistance program provides employees and their family members with a variety of services and support such as counselling, videos, newsletters and informational resources, indicates a release. The program’s lunch and learn sessions features topics such as establishing work-life harmony and building emotional intelligence.
The company also has an in-house health and wellness program that advocates for a healthy work environment, provides resources to employees and supports employees to make healthy choices. The health and wellness committee also shares monthly mental health tips and organizes fun events, challenges and activities for employees.
Mental health awareness was a key focus for the Toronto district’s month-long safety campaign last May with some of the highlights including virtual mediation and yoga sessions and information sessions on building emotional intelligence.
“The health, safety and well-being of our employees has remained our top priority throughout the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Monique Buckberger, PCL Toronto vice-president and district manager in a statement. “As the pandemic continues to challenge our industry and our communities alike, we as an employer recognize the role we play in building a healthier workplace and supporting our employees during this difficult time.”