Mary Ann Baynton

Title/Position: Program Director, Workplace Strategies for Mental Health

Company: Canada Life

Mary Ann is the author of several books including Mindful Manager, Keeping Well at Work, Preventing Workplace Meltdown, Resolving Workplace Issues, Building Stronger Teams, and The Evolution of Workplace Mental Health in Canada.

As an independent workplace relations specialist she helps improve or resolve issues for individuals, teams, unions and employers including those involving mental health, psychological safety, conflict or performance concerns.

Mary Ann proudly serves as the Program Director for Workplace Strategies for Mental Health, an initiative of Canada Life which develops and provides free tools and resources for anyone who wishes to prevent, manage or improve psychological health and safety at work.

She has 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. Mary Ann is also a founder of Mindful Employer Canada and continues as an advisor to this not-for-profit organization.

Mary Ann strives to reduce workplace stress and conflict in order to improve working lives.