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MHFA Interest?

Mental Health First Aid Training


In a recent major Canadian study, 82% of responding organizations ranked mental health conditions in their top three causes of short term disability (72% for long-term).

30% of all short and long term disability claims are due to mental health problems and illnesses.

The average responding organization reported spending more than $10.5 million annually on absence claims.

In 2011, lost productivity due to absenteeism and presenteeism (present but less than fully productive at work) due to mental health problems and illnesses was approximately $6 Billion.

MHFA is the help provided to a person developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.

The successful October 2016 MHSA training event was provided to Chapter Members and the general public. We are hoping to repeat this offer in 2018 and seeking input from members.

Once it has been determined if there is enough interest, a date and location will be decided upon.

Please respond by e-mail to Kathy Betts, Chapter Secretary. kbetts@qualityconcrete.ca


Terrific Line Up of Speakers for 2018

Just a taste of what's coming up!

March 21, 2018 5 pm *note 3rd Wednesday

Join us at LAE Bridgewater Office, 270 Logan Road, Bridgewater

You won't want to miss this presentation!

Theresa McGuire: Arctic Adventures of a Coast Guard Nurse

Check out this article in Maritime Museum of the Atlantic CLICK HERE

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A successful 2017 AGM at the Rope Loft in Chester









2017 AGM at the Rope Loft in beautiful village of Chester

The members are looking forward to the AGM in such a beautiful location and celebration of the latest Chapter Award. Celebration cake is on the menu!

WNS hosts a Kitchen Party at the Olde Triangle in Halifax

WESTERN NS HOSTS a maritime Kitchen Party at the Olde Triangle in Halifax. It was a hopping good time with Barry Fitzgerald and Stewart Franck on guitar and other musical guests throughout the evening!


Signing NAOSH Jersey across Canada

Signed North American Occupational Safety & Health Week Jersey will travel across Canada to each Chapter to be signed. 

Share on FaceBook and Twitter.... watch it travel!!!!


Western Nova Scotia Chapter receives Chapter of the Year Award at the CSSE PDC in Halifax

Western Nova Scotia Chapter receives Chapter of the Year Award at the CSSE PDC in Halifax

Stewart Franck, Chapter Chair accepted the award on behalf of the Western NS Chapter. On hand for a picture opportunity (L-R)Stacey Maguire, Jeff Brett, Janice Rahme, Stewart Franck, Wanda Balsor, Kathy Betts and Barry Fitzgerald (RVP Atlantic Region)

National Safety Association hosts a FREE information session on Workplace Safety for Small to Medium size business.

Kentville, NS, July 2017 – Western NS Chapter of Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE) is hosting a FREE information event: Building Safety Partnerships, for small to medium size business. Workplace safety incidents cost employers hundreds of millions of dollars every year. 

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2017 Annual Joint Chapters Meeting with Barry Fitzgerald, RVP, and Chairs Stewart Franck and Dierdre O'Reilly

Beautiful day aboard the historic HMCS Sackville for the Joint CSSE Chapters Meeting at Halifax harbour

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