Mental Health and Addiction in the Workplace (panel)

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Learn about available resources for employers and workers through a new (free) online initiative Calltime: Mental Health, created by British Columbia's motion picture industry unions, driven by the vision statement:

We envision a future where motion picture industry workers come together as a Community of Care to help those with mental illness and substance abuse issues; a culture where everyone feels safe at work; and supported and empowered to ask for and offer help; where union staff and department managers and supervisors have access to training and resources to adequately address issues as they arise; and where impairment at work is seen as an occupational health and safety issue and is neither accepted nor condoned.

The program is 100% sponsored six unions: Teamsters Local 155, Directors Guild of Canada (BC), UBCP/ACTRA, International Cinematographer’s Guild Local 669, IATSE 891, and ACFC West, Local 2020 Unifor.


Tom Adair - Former Executive Director British Columbia Council of Film Unions / Board Member Calltime Mental Health SPONSOR - Teamsters 155
Mohammed Elewonibi - Counsellor at Edgewood Treatment Centre in Nanaimo and former member of the BC Lions and the 1991 Super Bowl Champion Washington Redskins
Alexis Hinde - Assistant Director/Field Steward Directors Guild of Canada B.C. / Board member Calltime Mental Health
Gregg Taylor- President of Family Services Employee Assistance Program (FSEAP) Vancouver / Regional Director of FSEAP National.
Stacy Wilson - Executive Director, Together We Can Addiction Recovery & Education Society
Lorrie Ward - Secretary Treasurer/Principal Officer Teamsters Local Union No. 155 / Movie Division Director Teamsters Canada/Board Member, Calltime Mental Health

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