Another week, another survey with concerning details on mental health in Canada: this issue isn’t going away.

Last week’s survey by the Angus Reid Institute found 80% of respondents expressing concern about the mental health resources available to them.

Another striking statistic from the survey shows that 47% of respondents described feeling “fatigued” while 38% felt “anxious.”

As industry leaders, it’s critical to address mental health issues proactively. By ensuring accessible support systems, and fostering a resilient and mentally healthy workforce, we can better navigate through the demanding and oftentimes stressful landscapes of the construction sector.

The first step begins with acknowledging the issue, followed by a committed effort towards creating a supportive work environment that prioritizes mental well-being alongside physical safety – breaking stigma one conversation at a time.

Each week, ICBA’s Jordan Bateman reflects on what we’ve learned as we participate in ICBA’s Workplace Wellness Program. ICBA’s Workplace Wellness Program is helping more than 100 companies and more than 10,000 construction professionals better understand mental health. This program is free for all ICBA members – check out for details.