I am so excited to announce that I am headed back to school in January 2016 at the Rise Asset Development Program, powered by Rotman Business School at the University of Toronto. The Rise Program uses the Rotman Designworks curriculum, adapted for aspiring young entrepreneurs with lived Mental Health experience. At the end of this three month intensive, I will have a workshopped business plan and pitch ready to launch my idea.
While in the early stages, my concept is all about Health and Safety in the workplace. I'm not talking hard hats though, I mean creating protocols and training managers to help businesses care for their employees during Mental Health Crises, with a focus on retention through bouts of illness. 1 in 5 Canadians will have a Mental Health diagnosis in their lifetime, how many coworkers is that for you?
I will need interview subjects for market research: does this sound like something your company could use? What services would you be looking for in this field? Head over to the contact page at the top right so we can chat!