Free webinar

Virtual Mental Health Training

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. ET

Mental health training is an essential component of any wellness strategy, but what exactly is mental health training? When reviewing mental health training options, some questions to consider include:

  • Has the course been evaluated?
  • Are references/testimonials available?
  • What does the training claim to achieve?
  • Is the curriculum right for you and your organization?

Who better to answer these questions and more than Pauline Meunier and Denise Waligora, Mental Health Commission of Canada, Training and Delivery Specialists for The Working Mind, and Mental Health First Aid. Hundreds of thousands of Canadians have been trained in these programs and both Denise and Pauline ensure the thousands of trainers are equipped with the latest knowledge and skills to effectively deliver this training. During this 45-minute webinar we’re going to talk about:

  • Do’s like bringing in evidenced-based mental health training into your organization with the workplace in mind.
  • Make sure to do’s like building mental health training into strategic initiatives to change culture.
  • Don’ts like turning mental health training into a tick-box exercise.
  • Please don’ts as in not setting boundaries to what training is designed to do and how employees can use it.


Denise Waligora

Training and Delivery Specialist, Mental Health Commission

Denise has a Bachelor of Science Degree and over 20 yrs. of working in the mental health field. Prior to joining the Mental Health Commission as Training and Delivery Specialist for Mental Health First Aid in 2011, Denise’s professional experiences included psychiatric nursing, Residential Program Director, IBI Therapist at CHEO, crisis worker and case manager in a justice program. Denise has been facilitating MHFA since 2008.

Pauline Meunier

Training and Delivery Specialist, Mental Health Commission

Pauline is the Training and Delivery Specialist and a Master Trainer for the Mental Health Commission of Canada’s program, The Working Mind, The Working Mind First Responder and supports the Inquiring Minds program. She is an ambassador in mental health resiliency and has facilitated The Working Mind curriculum for Paramedics, Police, Fire Fighters, health care and broader sector groups.

Charles Boyer

Manager of Business Development, Mental Health Commission of Canada

Charles is the Manager of Business Development with the Mental Health Commission of Canada. He works with an amazing team to bring evidence-based mental health training to communities and workplaces. The three main courses he supports are Mental Health First Aid, The Working Mind, and The Inquiring Mind Post-Secondary. To date their team has delivered mental health training to over 500,000 Canadians. Prior to joining MHCC, Charles worked within the Workplace Health knowledge area at The Conference Board of Canada for 6 years.