CGIC National CPD Webinar – Mental Health And You: A Conversation

The Chartered Governance Institute of Canada will be hosting a complimentary CPD session, Mental Health and You, with Fellow of The Institute Shona McGlashan, FCG on December 15th, 2021. All CGIC members are invited to attend. Learn more and RSVP your attendance below.


Mental Health and You
Wednesday, December 15, 2021 | 60-minute Zoom webinar
BC: 10:00 am PT; AB: 11:00 am MT; ON/QC 1:00 pm ET; Bermuda 2:00 pm AT

Speaker: Shona McGlashan, FCG, Vice-President of Governance & Corporate Secretary at Vancity Credit Union.

Session: Global pandemic, remote working, fires and floods – all of us are being tested by the events of 2020 and 2021. Recent surveys show that more than 80% of Canadians believe their mental health has worsened due to Covid-19, and a similar proportion of senior leaders finish work each day feeling mentally and physically exhausted. So it’s critically important that organizational leaders have the tools to support their own mental wellbeing as well as that of their teams.

In this session, Shona McGlashan, VP Governance and executive lead for Vancity Credit Union’s mental health strategy will outline:

  • Why everyone needs to pay attention to their mental health.
  • The mental health continuum and how to build your own mental wellness toolkit.
  • What you can do as a leader to reduce stigma, provide resources, and have empathetic conversations about mental health.

Register now for this session and gain valuable insights from Vancity’s executive lead on mental health strategy, Shona McGlashan, FCG.


SPEAKER: Shona McGlashan, FCG

Shona McGlashan is Vice-President of Governance & Corporate Secretary at Vancity Credit Union and leads Vancity’s mental health strategy.

Shona is a Fellow of the Chartered Governance Institute and has held senior governance and policy roles on both sides of the Atlantic, including in the UK’s House of Commons and at Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC). Over the course of her career, she has led governance, public affairs, diversity and inclusion, and privacy functions.

An inspiring and passionate leader and mentor, Shona sits on the boards of Bard on the Beach and the Vancity Community Foundation. She is always delighted to talk about governance, Shakespeare, supporting mental health, and feminism. A voracious reader, she would love to hear about your favourite novel. Shona lives in Vancouver with her spouse and two awesome kids.