Only a decade ago, to suggest mental health was a critical issue for Canadian businesses would have seemed ludicrous. That sentiment seems to be rapidly waning. With its announcement earlier this month of a national standard to help businesses put in place policies that improve employees’ psychological health, Ottawa highlighted what many had long suspected: There are far too many Canadians with mental illness for the business community to ignore them.
Know how business has begun to realize supporting gay rights is, well, good business and is starting to go where early adapters in society have already gone?
We're just passing the innovators stage, with programs like the federal psychological workplace standards now available for consumption. The early adapters who turn this trend into business opportunities soon will reap the rewards - as will everyone, as this is one of those shifts in social conscious that help everyone move forward.
Many a smart advocates and entrepreneur are there already.
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