The City’s of Edmonton’s Journey with Psychological Health and Safety  
We know it takes an integrated and organization-wide response to create meaningful shifts in psychological health and safety at work. So, how can this happen for a municipal organization with over 10,000 employees and 70+ lines of business? For large and complex organizations, psychological health and safety efforts can feel particularly daunting. Despite certain challenges, a long-term investment is still needed to support a healthy workforce and strong organizational culture. In this presentation, members of the City of Edmonton’s Mental Health/Healthy Living Team will share some of the City’s history with psychological health and safety, where things are at right now, and how we anticipate our work progressing in the coming years. 
Meet your Speakers

Lacey Ranslam (she/her) is a Mental Health/Healthy Living Consultant with the City of Edmonton. She brings 15 years of Social Work experience to her role, including frontline work in domestic violence, counselling and community building. As a mom of three, Lacey recognizes the importance of supporting and promoting mental health within the workplace, as well as at home. She engages employees and leaders with an approach that is sustainable and holistic so wellness is felt in all aspects of life. Lacey is passionate about a community care, trauma informed approach to psychological safety and well-being. This approach has guided her work in building organizational capacity to support employees at all levels. In her downtime, you can find Lacey working on her own wellness by surrounding herself with nature and family, particularly in her favorite safe haven: the mountains. 

Janelle Pellizzari (she/her), Mental Health/ Healthy Living Consultant with the City of 

Edmonton, brings over a decade of experience and expertise in promoting workplace health and 

wellness. Since 2009, Janelle has helped leaders and teams across Alberta, the NWT, and 

Nunavut cultivate productive and healthy working lives through the development and facilitation 

of programs, workshops and resources that focus on psychological health and safety in the 

workplace. Janelle holds a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Food Science and a Masters 

degree in Health Studies. She believes in life long learning and continually educating herself to 

ensure knowledge and skills are relevant and implementation of evidence based practice. 

Self described as a creative collaborator, empathetic listener, sport and adventure enthusiast, 

and kid chauffeur (Proud Mom of two daughters and one son), Janelle lives by the mantra, “The 

key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.” -Stephen Covey 

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