Mary Ann Baynton MSW, RSW

Director of Strategy and Collaboration
Workplace Strategies for Mental Health

As a workplace relations specialist Mary Ann supports employers, governments, organizations, unions, teams and associations who wish to resolve issues involving mental health, psychological safety, conflict or performance concerns. She helps improve working lives while supporting organizational excellence.

Mary Ann has been called the “godmother of psychological health and safety”. She served as co-chair of the Technical Committee for the National Standard of Canada on Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace, a member of the Mental Health Commission of Canada’s Workforce Advisory Committee, and a member of the Employment Standards Committee for the AODA.

She has presented keynotes, presentations and workshops at hundreds of conferences and events across Canada for vastly diverse audiences. Mary Ann is the author of several books in the field of workplace mental health including The Evolution of Workplace Mental Health in Canada: Toward a standard for psychological health and safety which is available for free download.

She is currently an advisor to Mindful Employer Canada and a senior consultant for My Workplace Health. Mary Ann also proudly serves as the Director of Strategy and Collaboration for Canada Life’s Workplace Strategies for Mental Health which provides free, practical ideas, tools and resources to help with the prevention, intervention and management of workplace mental health issues.

Speaking Sessions

Mary Ann Baynton will be speaking at Make It Safe 2020 at the following times.

What is our role in crisis response, change management and supporting mental health in the workplace? In this session, discuss essential strategies for addressing fear, fostering coping skills, and taking care of your team in times of crisis and change. 


Round table
Anita Huberman
Mary Ann Baynton
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