October 13, 2020
This donation to the Canadian Mental Health Association will improve access to programs and help break the stigma of mental illness.
October 08, 2020
Englobe is pleased to share it will donate $30,000 to the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) in support of the organization’s national workplace mental health programming. This monetary donation was made ahead of World Mental Health Day, which was marked on Saturday, October 10th.
Through this donation in support of CMHA, Englobe will enhance understanding and education on mental health, ensure support is available for those who need it, and help break the stigma surrounding mental health issues, especially in the engineering and construction industries.
Promoting health and wellness, at work and in the community
Supporting CMHA’s programs underscores Englobe’s commitment to its health and safety vision, a crucial priority for the company. In supporting CMHA – a national leader in mental health programs, services and surpports – Englobe continues to advance its industry leadership in occupational health and safety (OHS) while demonstrating its understanding of the key role mental health plays in overall employee wellness.
Current Englobe workplace mental health initiatives include a comprehensive employee assistance program (EAP) and strategies to facilitate discussions of its importance during OHS meetings. During the COVID-19 pandemic, additional activities were deployed to ensure people and teams remained connected, and to combat social isolation, a leading cause of mental distress.
We are proud of the internal supports we provide staff but are always looking for ways to improve our mental health in the workplace programming. Currently, the company is working to launch an employee training initiative which will provide staff with the skills and resources needed to proactively address mental health issues in the workplace.
“Putting safety first is at the heart of everything we do at Englobe. Obviously, this isn’t limited to physical safety, but also includes psychological safety, which is key to good mental health and wellness. I want our employees to know that it’s ok to need help, and no one should suffer in silence,” notes Mike Cormier, Co-President of Englobe. “We know this donation will help ensure support is available for those who need it most.”
The importance of World Mental Health Day in 2020
Observed on October 10th each year, World Mental Health Day seeks to raise awareness and mobilize efforts in support of mental health issues worldwide. This year, this day is marked at a time when Canadians’ daily routines continue to be upended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. People with pre-existing mental health conditions have suffered more than many during this uncertain time.
“Managing the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic remains very challenging for many Canadians. Englobe recognized our responsibility to do more to help our people and our communities navigate this difficult time. Our contribution to the Canadian Mental Health Association is a good place to start,” states Alain Robichaud, Co-President of Englobe.
Based on lessons learned in past crises, the need for mental health and psychosocial support will likely increase substantially in the coming months and years. Englobe understands that private investments in mental health programs – many of which have endured years of chronic underfunding – is now more important than ever and is pleased to do its part to support CMHA in its important work.
Englobe Corporation is a Canadian leader in applied sciences, particularly in the fields of the environment, geosciences, and materials engineering. Operating in 64 Canadian locations as well as 5 locations in the UK and France, Englobe’s team of 2,400 resources includes engineers, professionals, technicians, and technical support staff.
Englobe’s services are divided into 5 main segments: Geosciences and Materials, Environment, Treatment, Management and Recycling, Specialty Services, and Engineering. For more than 59 years, the company has conducted investigations, inspection, testing, analyses, assessments, supervision and monitoring of work for its clients.