Working Mind Program for long-term care

November 16, 2022 | News

We have recently partnered with the Canadian Association for Long-Term Care (CALTC) to support a grant they have received from the federal government to boost resiliency and mental health education with staff in long-term care across the country.

The Public Health Agency of Canada grant has two parts:

  1. Customizing The Working Mind Program for long-term care staff by the Mental Health Commission of Canada
  2. Training of 160 trainers across the country, approximately 24 in British Columbia, to deliver the customized Working Mind program.

Training and education is essential to the Workplace’s Psychological Health and Safety Standards. By sending staff to become a trainer, your organization fulfills a significant portion of the standard regarding education.

Accordingly, we are now reaching out on behalf of CALTC to solicit interest in taking the train the trainer course. The courses will take place face-to-face at our training centre in Burnaby on January 9 – 13 and March 6 – 10, 2023.

Attached is an employer guide (English and French versions) with information about the grant and the rationale for participation. Additionally, outlined below are the criteria for the staff CALTC is hoping to recruit as trainers:

  • Work in a long-term care home in a position where they can be relieved of their duties for a five-day period
  • Able to attend a 5-day in a row/1-week course virtually or in person from January to March 2023
  • Capable of learning to lead a course and be a facilitator
  • Access to a computer with a mic (virtual) or access to a mode of transportation to attend face to face
  • Fulfills the varying geographic needs across the country
  • Employed where the employer can invoice CALTC for the time missed from work (40 hours up to $50/hour)

If you or one of your employees is interested, please email Liz ( with the employee’s name, email, home and geographic location.