Pregnancies, unconscious bias, market instabilities, a global pandemic — there are countless events, life experiences, and external forces leaving working Canadian women feeling stressed, anxious, and burned out.
In fact, more than one-third of short-term disability claims are related to mental health, and that number continues to rise.
As more Canadian women return to the office, many organizations are stepping up their mental health and wellbeing efforts — and the impact is overwhelmingly positive, for both employees and employers. This white paper looks at those benefits along with key findings from our 2023 study, Building on Optimism: The Future of Canadian Women in the Workplace. This in-depth research surveyed 1,500 Canadian working women of various ages and career levels, with an eye on how they feel about the workplace and what barriers — including mental health and wellbeing concerns — continue to be an obstacle to success.