Dr. Marie-Hélène Pelletier

Recovery Capital Conference Speaker

Overcoming Addiction in Canada by building Recovery Capital and building on our strengths.

Do you manage employees or work in healthcare?

The Recovery Capital Conference is a must attend event.

Workplace  |  Healthcare  |  Families  | Communities

Featuring global experts and workshops:

Dr. Marie-Hélène Pelletier
Addiction in the Workplace Solutions  Workshop
Anvil Centre New Westminster BC September 5th 2019

Protect your resilience: What every leader needs to know

How resilient are you? It’s a question worth asking. Our ability to be resilient, or bounce back, can have a significant influence on how we manage stress and interact with our colleagues, teams, and clients, on our physical and mental health. It can also impact how we respond to change, make decisions, and maintain stamina for ongoing productivity. It can impact our success.

Resilience and mental health in the workplace and in life can be built and improved. This session provides research-based tips to help you build and protect your resilience and support the resilience of others, whether at work or in your personal life. You may be surprised at how applying principles of cognitive behavioural and brain research can produce positive results both at the individual and team levels in your organization.

Learning Objectives

  1. Explain what mental health and resilience are – and how to actively contribute
    to building them
  2. Recognize the warning signs that resilience may be decreasing, and understanding the implications from the individual and team perspectives
  3. Apply practical, research-based tools to both build and retain resilience
  4. Identify best practices and resources for teams and organizations to increase and protect resilience


  • Building Recovery Capital in the Workplace
  • Resisting Burnout with Justice-Doing and Believed-in Hope
  • Workplace monitoring in safety sensitive individuals: Is there a role for family physicians?

Register Here <<<<

Anvil Centre
777 Columbia Street
New Westminster, BC V3M 1B6




This year’s conference also features

  • The premiere of a Canadian documentary film on the Portuguese model.
  • Dialogue sessions to help create a recovery capital toolkit for Canadians



Presented by

Last Door Recovery Society   |   Westminster House,

Canada Centre on Substance  |    Cedars at Cobble Hill

Global BC   |    Save On Foods Pharmacy 

Orchard Recovery Centre        |   iRecover Addiction Treatment

Who Should Register?

Physicians, Occupational Health Leaders, Human Resources Managers, Health Care Policy Makers, Therapists, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Interventionists, Residential Treatment Centre Management and Clinical Teams, Students, Union Leaders, Community Leaders, Disability Management Coordinators, Professional Regulatory Bodies, Insurance Carriers, Labour Relations Specialists, Employee Assistance Program providers, Labour Lawyers, Safety Committee Members, Union Representatives.

 Dr. Marie-Hélène Pelletier References 

Brooks, J.A . et al. (2017). The role of language in the experience and perception of emotion: a neuroimaging meta-analysis, Vol 12 (2), 169-183
Costanza, D.P. et al. (2016). The effect of adaptive organizational culture on long-term survival. Journal of Business and Psychology, Vol 31(3), 361-381.
Faulkner, G. (2013). Physical Activity and the Prevention of Depression: A Systematic Review of Prospective Studies. American Journal of Preventive Medicine Volume 45 (5), 649–657
Koerber R. et al. (2018), Building resilience in the workforce. Organizational Dynamics, Vol 47(2), 124-134
Shoss, M. K. et al. (2018), Bending without breaking: A two-study examination of employee resilience in the face of job insecurity. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, Vol 23(1), Jan 2018, 112-126

 Dr. Marie-Hélène Pelletier  BIO

Throughout her career as a leader and psychologist, Dr. Marie-Hélène Pelletier has spearheaded a national dialogue on the crucial issue of workplace mental health. Drawing on her extensive background in corporate, insurance, governance and public sectors, she bring national and international perspectives and expertise on resilience as a key pillar of overall health. She is a bilingual practicing psychologist with over 20 years of experience in clinical, counselling, and workplace psychology and holds a Ph.D. in counselling psychology from the University of British Columbia and an MBA from the UBC Sauder School of Business. Marie-Helene is a Member of the Global Clinical Practice Network of the World Health Organization, Director on the board of International Association of Applied Psychology and past director on the board of the Canadian Psychological Association. She has presented and authored and co-authored a number of industry and academic publications and was won numerous academic and industry awards, including the Industry Leadership Award from Benefits Canada. www.drmhpelletier.com


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