Allen Kraut, MD, FRCPC

Dr. Kraut is a physician with specialized training in Internal Medicine and Occupational medicine who does clinical occupational medicine at the clinic.  His areas of interest include chemical exposures, occupational lung disease, and heavy metal exposures.


Andrew Dolhy

Andrew Dolhy is a Certified Professional Ergonomist.  He has an Honours  Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology.  Andrew is responsible for providing internal and external ergonomic services for the OHC, including assisting workplace health and safety committees to prevent musculoskeletal injuries.  Andrew also has extensive experience working with small businesses and has developed ergonomic resources specifically for this sector.


Carly Nicholson

Carly Nicholson is the Executive Director.  She is responsible for the overall operation of the OHC. Carly’s passion for community health sparked at the Women’s Health Clinic where she began as a volunteer in their peer counselling program in 2013. She brings to OHC her experience in community health, health & safety, marketing & communications, and fundraising.


Geethanjalie Jayasinghe

Geethanjalie Jayasinghe (Geetha) is the Community Development Worker for the Cross Cultural Community Development Program.  Geetha has a Bachelor of Social Work degree.  She is responsible for the coordination of the “Train the Trainer” program and first language workshops with newcomer communities.  Geetha also provides short term counseling for injured newcomer workers.


Geoffrey Thompson RN, MPH, BSN

Geoffrey Thompson is a Registered Nurse with a background in cross-cultural health, community development and organizational capacity building. He has a Master’s Degree in Public Health and has extensive international experience delivering healthcare services in diverse community settings. Geoffrey is also a Psychological Health and Safety Advisor certified by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA).  Currently he leads the MFL Occupational Health Centre’s strategic initiative on workplace psychological health and safety.


Karen Hamilton

Karen Hamilton is the Health Educator.  She has a Bachelor of Social Work degree.  Karen is responsible for the development and oversight of OHC’s Cross Cultural Community Development Program as well as worker health initiatives with food processing workers and nail salon workers.  She is also one of the key staff members responsible for OHC’s work in the areas of Psychological Health & Safety, Respectful Workplaces and bullying.


Pepper Pritty

Pepper Pritty is a Registered Nurse with a background in environmental health and Indigenous Community Health. Her clinical experience includes a broad portfolio in primary care, emergency and mental health with the last several years of her career dedicated to Public Health and advancing public policy.


Mona Phillips 

Mona Phillips is the Finance/Office Administrator.  Mona is responsible for the financial operation of the OHC as well as the day-to-day administrative tasks.  She schedules patient appointments, responds to public requests for information, and assists with the layout of the newsletter.


Richard McCrae

Richard McCrae is the Health Educator for the Workplace Sexual Harassment project, funded by Justice Canada.  Richard has a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Rights and has been an advocate and facilitator on topics of relationships, consent, and toxic masculinity for nearly a decade. Richard is working in partnership with SERC, Klinic, and the OHC team to develop and deliver an innovative, contemporary curriculum on sexual harassment in the workplace.


Robert Chase, MD, CCFP, FRCPC, MSc

Dr. Chase is a physician who specializes in the management and prevention of work-related chronic musculoskeletal injuries.  He has active international health interests in the impact of war on community and environmental health, particularly the mental health of children.  Dr. Chase developed the Life Story Board, an activity to assist sharing and disclosure about the events in an individual’s life story.


Tiffany Pau

Tiffany Pau is the Coordinator of the Resource Centre.  She has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Administrative Studies.  Tiffany is responsible for maintaining the OHC resource library, organizing displays, coordinating the Centre’s public presentations, and responding to public requests for information.  She also facilitates group educational and training sessions on the topics of hazard identification, ergonomics and violence prevention.



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Dec 1st OHC Free Virtual Public Presentation - Remote Work and Mental Health: Harnessing Psychosocial Factors that Heal Rather than Fragment Workplaces

Dec 01, 2020 | 9:30 am - 10:30 am

OHC Free Virtual Public Presentation – Remote Work and Mental Health: Harnessing Psychosocial Factors that Heal Rather than Fragment Workplaces

Presented by: Geoffrey Thompson, OHN, Occupational Health Centre

The year 2020 has brought with it a host of rapid, destabilizing changes to workplaces across Canada. Due to ongoing public health restrictions, many workplaces were forced to send many of their staff home to work remotely. The ramifications of these changes on workplace culture, productivity and well-being are only now beginning to be fully understood. Alongside the COVID-19 pandemic, there is an increase in job-related social isolation, disengagement and mental illness and there appears to be no end in sight. What’s required is a careful, intentional joint assessment on the part of employers, workers and stakeholders to fully understand root causes and to acknowledge the degree to which each factor can be controlled. With knowledge comes empowerment and opportunities to learn and grow both personally and organizationally. Join us as we attempt to unravel the complicated web of concerns surrounding “remote work” and identify where we can target our efforts to improve the health and wellbeing of all workers.

In this session we will:

  • Dive into the myriad of challenges related to remote working in 2020 – the good, the bad, and the barely tolerable
  • Describe psychosocial factors that may contribute to negative outcomes associated with remote working especially those leading to poor mental health
  • Identify personal strategies that will help to reframe, rethink and react constructively during periods of crisis and sudden change
  • Build on group/organizational strategies that promote psychological support and compassion in the workplace

Register your attendance by Nov 27th, clicking this link: Register Dec 1st Session

The login information for the session will be sent out after your registration.