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Mental Health

Mental Health Initiatives

At Purolator, we recognize the importance of investing in the mental health and wellness of our employees. In 2022, we developed an evidence-based and needs-driven mental health strategy which continues to evolve with our team’s changing needs.

Our mental health strategy includes education and training opportunities for all employees and the development and introduction of tools and resources to support the diverse needs of our organization.

Our commitment is to:

  • Improve our knowledge of mental health and mental illness
  • Build confidence to communicate about these topics
  • Create a supportive environment for ourselves and each other through allyship
  • Provide appropriate access to care for employees and their immediate family members

Getting Help

All Purolator employees and their families have access to mental health supports and resources.
Reasons to seek professional mental health support can include:

  • You or someone you know are having thoughts of suicide.
  • You or someone you know are feeling distressed and need immediate assistance.
  • You or someone you know are feeling increasingly helpless.
  • You or someone you know are worried about your safety or the safety of a loved one and don’t know what to do.

Mental Health Training at Purolator

Delivering mental health training at all levels ensures that we are taking steps towards building a supportive environment aiming to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health and illness.

Mental Health trainings include:

Building Blocks for Mental Health: six eLearning modules are assigned to all employees and focus on topics including resiliency, stress management, stigma, understanding mental illness and emotional intelligence.

The Working Mind: Manager: all people leaders are invited to complete this instructor-led training offered through the Mental Health Commission of Canada. Graduates of the training gain confidence and practical proficiencies on how to support mental health in the workplace.-

Workplace Mental Health Leadership: all Directors and Executives complete and attain an accredited certificate through Queen’s University and TELUS Health. This training teaches participants practical, empathetic solution-focused leadership skills for managing performance and promoting mental health.

Mental Health First Aid is an instructor-led training delivered by the Mental Health Commission of Canada and provided to members of targeted teams, and employees who are nominated by their leaders and peers. Trained individuals will function as a Mental Health First Aid Responder for their workplace team and location. In this role, team members are responsible to provide support in urgent and crisis situations related to mental health.

Past Recordings

  • Purolator Tackling Hunger for 20 Years

    In 20 years, we have raised over 20 million lbs. of food for our communities. This PTH Month, we have a number of fundraising activities and opportunities to support our goal of raising 2 million lbs. of food this year!
    • Mental Health

    Purolator’s Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Responders

    In partnership with the Mental Health Commission of Canada, MHFA Responders are trained volunteers within our workplace who can offer referrals to available support or listen to a team member experiencing a mental health crisis.
  • Mental Wellness in Small Business: Insights from Sarah Ahmed of Hello Leena

    For Mental Health Awareness Week, Purolator sat down with Sarah Ahmed, psychotherapist and CEO of Hello Leena, Canada’s largest BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and other people of colour) mental health provider and 2023 Purolator True North Small Business Grant winner, to share her expertise on how fellow small businesses can create a workplace that supports the overall health and well-being of individuals with diverse backgrounds.