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Guarding Minds @ Work
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety
135 Hunter Street East
Hamilton ON Canada L8N 1M5
Phone: 1-800-668-4284, 905-570-8094
Fax: 905-572-4500

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GM@W Project Team

Guarding Minds @ Work was created with support and input from a wide range of participants. In addition to the insight of occupational health researchers and practitioners, perspectives were obtained from small and large businesses, organized labour, public sector and not-for-profit organizations. The majority of contributors were from across Canada, but select international experts also provided valuable consultation. The core authors responsible for researching, developing and revising GM@W are:

Joti Samra

Dr. Joti Samra, R.Psych. (www.drjotisamra.com)

Dr. Joti Samra is a clinical psychologist and organizational and media consultant. She is a member of the Technical Committee that has developed Canada’s first National Standard on Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace (CSA Z1003/BNQ9700). Dr. Samra’s research catalyzes fundamental improvements in the psychological health and safety of work environments throughout Canada, and she presents her work extensively at the invitation of organizations across Canada and the United States.

Merv Gilbert

Dr. Merv Gilbert, R.Psych. (www.gilbertacton.com)

Dr. Merv Gilbert is a clinical psychologist and Adjunct Professor with the Centre for Applied Research in Mental Health and Addiction (CARMHA), Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University. He is a principal partner with Gilbert Acton Ltd., Organizational Health Consultants. He is the co-author of Psychological Health and Safety: An Action Guide for Employers. Dr. Gilbert has a long-time commitment and extensive experience in the development, evaluation and dissemination of resources to help create and sustain psychologically healthy workplaces.

Martin Shain

Dr. Martin Shain, S.J.D. (www.neighbouratwork.com)

Dr. Martin Shain has a doctorate in Juridical Science. He holds an appointment with the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. Dr. Shain is a member of the Technical Committee that has developed Canada’s first National Standard on Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace (CSA Z1003/BNQ9700), for which he has been a vigorous advocate.

Dan Bilsker

Dr. Dan Bilsker, R.Psych. (www.psychdrs.ca)

Dr. Dan Bilsker is a clinical psychologist and Adjunct Professor with the Centre for Applied Research in Mental Health and Addiction (CARMHA), Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University and a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia. He is the co-author of Psychological Health and Safety: An Action Guide for Employers. Dr. Bilsker has co-led knowledge translation projects targeting: (i) support of psychological self-management at individual and healthcare provider levels; (ii) protection of psychological health in the workplace; (iii) men’s health. His knowledge translation research is informed by several decades of frontline work in emergency psychiatry and independent psychotherapy practice.

The authors would like to acknowledge the invaluable assistance provided for this project by students, administrative personnel, research assistants and colleagues at CARMHA.