In today’s modern workplace, mental health problems have become the leading cause of disability claims, accounting for 70% of workplace disability management costs in Canada. As a former post-traumatic stress disorder sufferer, Lieutenant-Colonel (Retired) Stéphane Grenier knows the toll mental health issues can take on individuals firsthand. His riveting keynotes are not only thought-provoking, but also lead to tangible action and sustainable change for those leaders who are prepared to rethink how they support their people.
Grenier is a nationally known mental health innovator, advocate, speaker, and entrepreneur. He retired from the Canadian military as a Lieutenant Colonel after 29 years of service.
His autobiography, After the War: Surviving PTSD and Changing Mental Health Culture, tells Grenier’s story from the day he landed in the midst of the Rwandan genocide, through his journey of changing mental health culture in the Canadian military, developing national Guidelines for peer support with the Mental Health Commission of Canada, all the way to creating Mental Health Innovations (MHI); a consultancy that leads innovative and sustainable change in organizations to enhance the mental health of their people.
Today, Grenier and his business partners, along with countless associates, develop non-clinical mental health interventions as a compliment to traditional clinical care for private and public sector organizations, as well as for provincial healthcare systems.
Grenier’s vision is a world where people no longer face barriers to good mental health.