George Cope: Let's talk about mental health SOLD OUT

October 8, 2014
Calgary TELUS Convention Centre
120 9th Avenue SE

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$20 from the sale of every ticket for this event will go to support community mental health initiatives in Calgary.

With many people suffering in silence due to fear of rejection and judgment, addressing mental health issues at work is vital for Canadian companies. No workplace is immune from the risk of mental health problems, regardless of size or sector. The workplace is a strong contributor to mental wellbeing, giving people the opportunity to achieve their potential and feel productive. It can also be a stressful environment that may contribute to increased mental health issues and illness.

George Cope, CEO of BCE and Bell, will lead a conversation on how Bell Canada is breaking down the barriers of mental illness in the workplace through the Let’s Talk mental health initiative, the largest corporate initiative of its kind in Canada, and the impact it's having on Bell’s business. Join the Calgary Chamber in partnership with The Calgary Counselling Centre, as we kick off National Depression Screening Day with an enlightening event on the importance of addressing mental health in the workplace.

Addressing and investing in mental health programs is good for business. Everyday 500,000 Canadians miss work due to mental illness. Mental illness is one of the most widespread health issues in Canada, where 1 in 5 people will experience a form of mental illness at some point in their life.

About George Cope

George Cope is leading the transformation of Canada’s largest communications company based on a strategy of broadband network investment, new product innovation such as Bell Mobile TV, and improved customer service. He is a seasoned Canadian telecommunications executive who had served in public-company CEO roles for more than 15 years prior to joining Bell in 2005. He has earned a reputation as an innovative telecom strategist and builder of high-performance teams, successfully launching four next-generation Canadian digital networks during his career.

Mr. Cope holds an Honours Business Administration degree from the University of Western Ontario and serves on the Advisory Board of the Richard Ivey School of Business. Mr. Cope received an honorary doctorate in business from his alma mater in 2012 and is a past recipient of Canada's Top 40 Under 40 Award.

Mr. Cope is also a director of Bank of Montreal and Bell Canada and Chair of the Board of Bell Aliant Inc.


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