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Making entrepreneurs’ mental health and well-being a priority

BDC is committed to helping entrepreneurs do well—and be well.

We know that entrepreneurs are human. Despite your drive and resilience, building, running, and owning a business can take a toll.

In fact, entrepreneurs experience more mental challenges than the general population and are less likely to access support.

That’s why BDC is committed to supporting the mental health and well-being of entrepreneurs. By sharing ground-breaking research, raising awareness, and providing access to support, BDC wants to help every entrepreneur do well by being well.

Mental health support for entrepreneurs

We have partnered with Inkblot Therapy by GreenShield Health to offer three free hours of virtual therapy for our clients’ life, work, and mental health challenges.

Entrepreneurs talk about their mental health

Inspiring entrepreneurs share their personal mental health struggles and how they cope.

Anna Sinclair - Founder of The Total Mom Show

Why Anna Sinclair redefined what success means to her

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Marie Chevrier Schwartz - CEO of TheSamplerApp

Why Marie Chevrier thinks you need to be #1 on your company list

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Nathon Kong - Founder of Nathon Kong Label

Nathon Kong accepting he was not superhuman to become stronger

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Erin Blaskie - CMO and marketing consultant

Erin Blaskie crushing it as an entrepreneurs & balancing life/work

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The state of entrepreneurs’ mental health

couvert du rapport sur la santé mentale mai 2023


Survey on SME owners' mental health and support: May 2023

Mental Health Report


Survey on SME owners’ mental health: November 2022

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Canadian Entrepreneur Mental Health and Well-Being Report


Canadian Entrepreneur Mental Health and Well-Being Report: April 2022

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Canadian Entrepreneur Mental Health and Well-Being Report: May 2021

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BDC Insights on mental health

June 19, 2023 | Insights | Annie Marsolais

By sharing their personal stories about mental health challenges, entrepreneurs can support each other

Hear some entrepreneurs’ stories about mental health and learn why BDC encourages them to reach out for support when they need it.

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Practical advice to support your mental health


How to delegate effectively: Tips for entrepreneurs

Learning to successfully delegate will help you relieve some of your personal stress.

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Imposter syndrome: What if you didn’t have to fake it till you make it

Almost every successful founder will tell you that they’ve felt like a fraud at one point or another. We’ve all been there and it’s ok to feel that way.

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How to harmonize your work and personal lives

Conventional wisdom about work-life balance can be overly restrictive for entrepreneurs. It may be more realistic to achieve work-life harmony. Follow these tips to reconcile your work and personal lives to avoid burnout

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Is a toxic workplace costing you?

From absenteeism to burnout, discover why it pays to foster a healthy work environment.

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Three tips to help you cope with a crisis

Happiness doesn’t just happen. A positive outlook can help develop your happiness skills. You can’t always control the big things, but there are many small things you can control to stay upbeat.

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Top 10 stress management tips for leaders

Organizing your days to make sure you’re doing the right things at the right time takes discipline, but the payoff will be less stress and a better-managed, more successful company.

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If you need help

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If you’re looking for more information or help with your mental health, we’ve curated a collection of resources to help guide you.

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