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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:

Merv Gilbert

Dr. Merv Gilbert, R.Psych. (www.psychhealthandsafety.org)

Dr. Merv Gilbert is a clinical psychologist and Adjunct Professor with the Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University. He is a Director of Vancouver Psych Safety Consulting Inc. 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.

Dan Bilsker

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

Dr. Dan Bilsker is a consulting psychologist, Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, University of BC and Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University. He is a Director of Vancouver Psych Safety Consulting Inc. He is the co-author of Psychological Health and Safety: An Action Guide for Employers. Dan currently focuses on development and knowledge translation of tools to support organizations in creating psychologically healthy workplaces. His consulting practice is informed by several decades of frontline work in emergency psychiatry and independent psychotherapy.

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.

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.

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