Mental Health in the Workplace, what CEOs Need to Know

Sevaun Palvetzian, CEO, CivicAction & Kim Bellissimo, VP-Human Resources & Organizational Development, Centre for Addiction & Mental Health

Sevaun and Kim share key findings & stats about mental health issues in the workplace, along with specific tools and resources that CEOs and top leaders can access for further education and information to support their employees.

Sevaun Palvetzian, CEO, CivicAction
One of Canada’s leading experts on civic engagement, Sevaun Palvetzian has been CEO of CivicAction since January 2014.

Under her leadership, CivicAction has focused on building inclusive cities with the launch of the CivicAction Leadership Foundation to change the face of leadership in our region and initiatives focused on youth unemployment and mental health in the workplace which level the playing field of opportunity and access.

An authority on urban issues, Sevaun frequently speaks to media and is a member of groups like the Premier’s Community Hubs Advisory and Waterfront Toronto.

Kim Bellissimo, VP – Human Resources & Organizational Development, Centre for Addiction & Mental Health
Kim is responsible for all aspects of the Human Resources function, encompassing talent development and succession, organization effectiveness and development, health and safety, labour relations and volunteer resources.

Kim brings a wealth of experience in leadership development, change management and the creation of innovative Human Resources programs and services. She has successfully led transformational projects with broad organizational impact. Her major accomplishments include developing the OPS Talent Management Program, creating a Tobacco Free campus at CAMH and leading the implementation of the National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace. Kim believes in a proactive and strategic approach to Human Resources and has a great track record of building high performing teams.