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This week, Mental Health Research Canada released a new report, Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace, in partnership with Canada Life and Workplace Strategies for Mental Health.

This study examines indicators of mental health in Canadian workplaces. It is informed by data gathered online from over 5,500 respondents by Pollara Strategic Insights in March / April 2023.

A few interesting findings include:

  • 21% of educators (and 22% of first responders) feel it is rarely or never safe to speak up at work.
  • 34% of educators believe difficult situations at work are dealt with effectively.
  • 29% of retail workers feel they are paid fairly for the work they do.
  • 63% of respondents in health care and retail indicate high turnover is a significant issue.
  • 42% of racialized Canadians feel they have job insecurity compared to 29% of non-racialized Canadians.

Accompanying the report is an interactive data hub, where you can access the current data on workplace psychological health and safety and filter by sector and demographic data. Read more.

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