Health & Wellness Leadership Summit


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Calgary, AB
May 16, 2016

9:00AM - 4:00PM

BMO Centre, Stampede Park (Palomino Room)


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General Ticket
Includes full day conference and morning/afternoon coffee service
$ 349 .00
Regular rate
$ 199 .00
Corporate/Member rate wth applicable promo-code*
Purchase 2 tickets and the 3rd is complimentary!
*Available to the first 100 registrants
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VIP Ticket
Includes preferred conference seating, morning/afternoon coffee service and VIP Luncheon
$ 595 .00
Regular rate
$ 329 .00
Corporate/Member rate wth applicable promo-code*
Purchase 2 tickets and the 3rd is complimentary!
*Available to the first 100 registrants
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Agenda

7:30AM – 8:30AM Registration - Morning Coffee & Refreshments

9:00AM – 9:15AM MC Introduction & Opening Remarks by James Cunningham

9:15AM – 10:15AM Mary Ann Baynton presents on Mental Health & Resiliency

10:15AM – 10:20AM Energizer Wellness Stretch

10:20AM – 10:50AM Exhibitor Showcase & Refreshment Break

10:50AM – 11:50AM Dr. Paul Oh presents on Chronic Disease Prevention

11:50AM – 12:50PM Lunch

12:50PM – 1:00PM Entertainment with James Cunningham

1:00PM – 1:15PM  

GoodLife Fitness Health & Wellness Leadership 2015 Award Highlights

1:15PM – 2:00PM Dan Pontefract presents on Purpose and Engagement

2:00PM - 2:35PM Erin Power presents on Super Foods for Super Immunity

2:35PM – 2:55PM Exhibitor Showcase & Refreshment Break

2:55PM – 3:55PM  Mike Kerr presents on Building a Dynamic Organization

3:55PM – 4:00PM Closing Remarks

The agenda is an approximation and may be subject to change.


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Toronto, ON
Nov 28, 2016

9:00AM - 4:00PM

Metro Toronto Convention Centre , South Building (Room 718)


Speakers


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General Ticket
Includes full day conference and morning/afternoon coffee service
$ 349 .00
Regular rate
$ 199 .00
Corporate/Member rate wth applicable promo-code*
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Vip Ticket
Includes preferred conference seating, morning/afternoon coffee service and VIP Luncheon
$ 595 .00
Regular rate
$ 329 .00
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Toronto
Nov 22, 2017

9:00AM - 4:00PM

Metro Toronto Convention Centre South Building


Speakers


Purchase Tickets

General Ticket
Includes full day conference an morning/afternoon coffee service.
$ 339 .00
Regular rate
$ 229 .00
Corporate/Member rate wth applicable promo-code*
Group Rate: Buy 2 tickets and the 3rd is complimentary! Register 8 tickets (reserved table) for the price of 5!
*Available to the first 100 registrants. All sales are final. Tickets are transferable.
Buy Tickets

VIP Ticket
Includes preferred conference seating, morning/afternoon coffee service and VIP luncheon.
$ 595 .00
Regular rate
$ 349 .00
Corporate/Member rate wth applicable promo-code*
Group Rate: Buy 2 tickets and the 3rd is complimentary!
*Available to the first 100 registrants. All sales are final. Tickets are transferable.
Buy Tickets

Agenda

7:30am – 9:00am Registration and Refreshments

 

9:00am – 9:15am Opening Remarks

 

9:15am – 10:15am

Dr. Bill Howatt

PH.D., Ed.D. – Chief Research & Development Officer, Workforce Productivity, Morneau Shepell Inc.

Theme: Mental Health & Resiliency

Topic: The Coping Crisis – how to deal effectively with work related and environmental pressures

Dr. Bill Howatt has over 25 years’ experience in strategic HR, mental health and addictions, and leadership. He has published numerous books and articles, such as: The Coping Crisis, Pathways to Coping, TalOp®: Taking the Guesswork Out of Management, the Howatt HR Elements Series, the Wiley Series on Addictions, Human Services Counselor’s Toolbox, The Addiction Counselor’s Desk Reference, and The Addiction Counsellor’s Toolbox. He is the author of Beyond Engagement: The Employee Care Advantage and the creator of the Quality of Work Life (QWL) methodology and survey. He is the co-author of behavioural engineering, a strategy aligned to the QWL to provide guidance on how to lead employees to facilitate behaviour change.

Session Highlights:

  • Learn how both employers and employees can better deal with environmental pressures
  • Explore 9 micro skills that influence one’s ability to cope with environmental stressors
  • Discuss the role and responsibility of both the employee and the employer in creating environments where coping skills can be developed

 

10:15am – 10:20 Energizer Stretch Break

 

10:20am – 10:50am Wellness Break & Exhibitor Showcase

 

10:50am – 11:50am

Tim Magwood  

Master Storyteller, Catalyst

Mark of a Leader

Theme: Leadership Excellence

Topic:  The Art of Story-Telling to Improve Communication and Team Effectiveness

BIO: Tim is a creative, collaborative, and passionate leader who believes whole heartedly in healthy living!  A colleague describes him as a “lightening rod in driving positive change.” He has the mind of an entrepreneur, the heart of a coach & storyteller and the soul of a songwriter. He is a Master storyteller with The Mark of a Leader – being a catalyst of change by sharing inspiring leadership stories. He is also co-founder & partner of 1-degree, whose vision is to inspire & equip organizations with the agility to transform. He has just released his third original album of songs, Scorpio Soul.

Session highlights:

  • Develop stories that align with organizational objectives and team effectiveness
  • Discover the relationship between storytelling, behaviour and organizational culture
  • Keys to being an effective communicator and a better leader

 

11:50am – 12:50pm Lunch Break & Exhibitor Showcase

 

12:50pm – 1:20pm – 2017 GoodLife Fitness Health & Wellness Leadership Award Presentation and Panel Question & Answer Session

The GoodLife Fitness Health & Wellness Leadership Award & Panel discussions is a Canadian benchmark for recognizing organizations of varying size and industry for their efforts to promote a fit, healthy, active, engaged and productive workforce. The goal is to celebrate and learn from organizations, regardless of size and industry, innovative practices leading to a healthier and more productive Canadian workforce.

 

1:20pm – 2:20pm 

Todd Nelson

Senior Consultant, Investment Leader

Willis Towers Watson

Theme: Emerging Trends in Employee Wellness Management

Topic: Supporting Financial Well-Being in a Multi-Generational Workforce

Todd is the Toronto leader for the Willis Towers Watson investment practice and co-leader of the Canadian defined contribution team. He consults with a wide variety of institutional clients, including defined benefit and defined contribution plan sponsors as well as endowments and foundations. His areas of expertise include asset and liability modeling, currency management, manager selection and alternative investments. He is a frequent speaker on current and emerging issues on the pension and investment landscape and has authored a number of industry articles.  

Session highlights:

  • Discover the new model for offering benefits and building engagement
  • Understand how generational demographics drive shifts in your organization
  • Address financial concerns that contribute to stress and reduced productivity

 

2:20pm – 2:25pm  Energizer Stretch Break 

 

2:25pm – 2:55pm Wellness Break & Exhibitor Showcase

 

2:55pm – 3:55pm 

Judy Croon

Author, Motivational Speaker & Comedian

Theme: Stress Management

Topic:  The Power of Humour to Diffuse Stress and Improve Well-Being

BIO: Judy is a comedian, motivational speaker, radio host, Second City stand up coach and author. She has worked with many celebrities including; Jon Stewart, Lewis Black, Robert Klein and Joan Rivers. Her specials have appeared on NBC, CBS, CTV and The Comedy Network. She is a co-author of From the Stage to the Page: Life Lessons from Four Funny Ladies! Judy draws from her stand-up performance experience to entertain, inform and inspire in her dynamic keynote entitled, ‘Relieving Work Related Stress with Humour’. Judy is the creator/host of ‘Laughlines’ and ‘Stand Up For The Girls’ which have both helped raise over $650,000 for breast cancer research.

Session Highlights:

  • Learn how humour can be used to improve engagement and build a positive culture
  • Realize the benefits of laughter to lower blood pressure, relieve stress and improve resiliency
  • Improve creativity, risk taking and unique problem solving abilities

 

3:55pm – 4:00pm Closing Remarks

The order of guest speakers and session times may be subject to change.

 


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Halifax, Nova Scotia
Apr 05, 2018

9:00AM - 4:00PM

Halifax Convention Centre


Speakers


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VIP Ticket (SOLD OUT)
Includes full day VIP conference seating, VIP buffet luncheon and refreshments.
$ 395 .00
Regular rate
$ 265 .00
Corporate/Member rate wth applicable promo-code*
Group Rate (Most Popular): Purchase 2 tickets and receive the 3rd free! Reserved Table (Best Value):Purchase 8 tickets for the price of 5!
Please add 15% HST. All sales are final. Tickets are transferable. Speakers and date may be subject to change.
Buy Tickets

General Ticket
Includes full day conference and refreshments.
$ 249 .00
Regular rate
$ 169 .00
Corporate/Member rate wth applicable promo-code*
Group Rate (Most Popular): Purchase 2 tickets and receive the 3rd free! Reserved Table (Best Value): Purchase 8 tickets for the price of 5!
Please add 15% HST. All sales are final. Tickets are transferable. Lunch is not included. Speakers and date may be subject to change.
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Agenda

7:30am – 9:00am  Registration and Refreshments

 

9:00am – 9:15am Opening Remarks

 

9:15am – 10:15am

 

Dr. Bill Howatt 

PH.D., Ed.D. – Chief Research & Development Officer, Workforce Productivity, Morneau Shepell Inc.

Theme: Mental Health - The Coping Crisis

Topic: How to deal effectively with work related and environmental pressures

BIO:  Dr. Bill Howatt has over 25 years’ experience in strategic HR, mental health and addictions, and leadership. He has published numerous books and articles, such as: The Coping Crisis, Pathways to Coping, TalOp®: Taking the Guesswork Out of Management, the Howatt HR Elements Series, the Wiley Series on Addictions, Human Services Counselor’s Toolbox, The Addiction Counselor’s Desk Reference, and The Addiction Counsellor’s Toolbox. He is the author of Beyond Engagement: The Employee Care Advantage and the creator of the Quality of Work Life (QWL) methodology and survey. He is the co-author of behavioural engineering, a strategy aligned to the QWL to provide guidance on how to lead employees to facilitate behaviour change.

Session Highlights:

  • Learn how both employers and employees can better deal with environmental pressures
  • Explore 9 micro skills that influence one’s ability to cope with environmental stressors
  • Discuss the role and responsibility of both the employee and the employer in creating environments where coping skills can be developed

 

10:15am – 10:20 Energizer Stretch Break

  

10:20am – 10:50am Wellness Break & Exhibitor Showcase

 

10:50am – 11:50am

 

Tim Magwood  

Master Storyteller, Catalyst

Mark of a Leader

Theme: Leadership Excellence

Topic:  The Art of Story-Telling to Improve Communication and Team Effectiveness

BIO: Tim is a creative, collaborative, and passionate leader who believes whole heartedly in healthy living!  A colleague describes him as a “lightening rod in driving positive change.” He has the mind of an entrepreneur, the heart of a coach & storyteller and the soul of a songwriter. He is a Master storyteller with The Mark of a Leader – being a catalyst of change by sharing inspiring leadership stories. He is also co-founder & partner of 1-degree, whose vision is to inspire & equip organizations with the agility to transform. He has just released his third original album of songs, Scorpio Soul.

Session highlights:

  • Discover the relationship between storytelling, behaviour and organizational culture
  • Develop stories that align with organizational objectives and team effectiveness
  • Keys to being an effective communicator and a better leader

 

11:50am – 1:00pm Lunch Break & Exhibitor Showcase

  

1:00pm – 1:20pm – 2017 GoodLife Fitness Health & Wellness Leadership Award Highlights

The GoodLife Fitness Health & Wellness Leadership Award & Panel discussions is a Canadian benchmark for recognizing organizations of varying size and industry for their efforts to promote a fit, healthy, active, engaged and productive workforce. The goal is to celebrate and learn from organizations, regardless of size and industry, innovative practices leading to a healthier and more productive Canadian workforce.

 

1:20pm – 2:20pm

 

Lisa Tsakos, B.A., RHN

Registered Holistic Nutritionist

Corporate Wellness Speaker

Theme: Food, Nutrition & Building a Healthy Workplace

Topic: Eating to Improve Well-Being, Reduce Stress & Optimize Productivity

BIO: Over the past 20 years, Lisa’s nutrition seminars have been presented at hundreds of organizations across Canada, and her Nu-Vitality (Healthy!) Weight Program has guided employees at businesses across the country to lose thousands of pounds.

Lisa has been featured on numerous television and radio programs, including Wylde on Health, The Better Show (U.S.), the Discovery Channel, and CBC Radio. She contributes to various websites and is a co-founder of NaturallySavvy.com. Her articles have appeared in magazines and newspapers around the world. Additionally, Lisa teaches nutrition at numerous colleges and authored three books including Unjunk Your Junk Food: Healthy Alternatives to Conventional Snacks (Simon & Schuster).  In 2016, Lisa was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award for her work in the Holistic Nutrition industry within Canada.

 Session highlights:

  • Building a workplace culture that supports healthy eating and well-being
  • The relationship between the foods we consume and mind/body performance
  • Safe nutritional options that help mitigate the effects of stress

 

2:20pm – 2:25pm  Energizer Stretch Break

 

2:25pm – 2:55pm Wellness Break & Exhibitor Showcase

 

2:55pm – 3:55pm

 

Keith Macpherson

Mindfulness expert, author and musician

Theme: Making Sense of Mindfulness

Topic: The Power of Mindfulness to Improve Focus, Build Optimism and Inspire Resiliency

BIO:  Keith Machperson has a special ability to motivate the masses and win over even those who might otherwise neglect their health and wellness. As a trained life coach through CTI (Coaching Training Institute, San Rafeal, CA) along with a B ED Degree and extensive yoga teacher training through Moksha Yoga International, Keith Macpherson is poised to be a global leader in community leadership involving health and wellness. With a strong dream of accessible health and wellness for our global community, Keith Macpherson is truly on his way to fulfilling his vision of a healthier planet aligned mentally, physically and spiritually. Keith has spent over 15 years touring globally as a speaker and performer in Africa, Dubai, the UK and United States.

Session highlights:

  • Discover the meaning of mindfulness and the benefits to work-life performance
  • Learn how to cultivate a deeper practice of mindfulness on a daily basis
  • Reduce stress, anxiety and burn out through improved balance and resiliency

 

3:55pm – 4:00pm Closing Remarks

 

 


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Winnipeg, Manitoba
May 03, 2018

9:00AM - 4:00PM

RBC Convention Centre


Speakers


Purchase Tickets

VIP Ticket
Includes full day VIP conference seating, VIP buffet luncheon and refreshments.
$ 395 .00
Regular rate
$ 295 .00
Corporate/Member rate wth applicable promo-code*
Group Rate (Most Popular): Purchase 2 tickets and receive the 3rd free! Reserved Table (Best Value): Purchase 8 tickets for the price of 5!
Please add 5% GST. All sales are final. Tickets are transferable. Speakers and date may be subject to change.
Buy Tickets

General Ticket
Includes full day conference and refreshments.
$ 299 .00
Regular rate
$ 195 .00
Corporate/Member rate wth applicable promo-code*
Group Rate (Most Popular): Purchase 2 tickets and receive the 3rd free! Reserved Table (Best Value): Purchase 8 tickets for the price of 5!
Please add 5% GST. All sales are final. Tickets are transferable. Lunch is not included. Speakers and date may be subject to change.
Buy Tickets

Agenda

This program has been approved for 7 Continuing Professional Development hours towards maintaining the CPHR designation by CPHR Manitoba.

 

9:00AM – 9:15AM Welcome Remarks 

 

9:15AM – 10:15AM

 

Dr. Bill Howatt 

PH.D., Ed.D. – Chief Research & Development Officer, Workforce Productivity, Morneau Shepell Inc.

Theme: Mental Health - The Coping Crisis

Topic: How to deal effectively with work related and environmental pressures

BIO: Dr. Bill Howatt has over 25 years’ experience in strategic HR, mental health and addictions, and leadership. He has published numerous books and articles, such as: The Coping Crisis, Pathways to Coping, TalOp®: Taking the Guesswork Out of Management, the Howatt HR Elements Series, the Wiley Series on Addictions, Human Services Counselor’s Toolbox, The Addiction Counselor’s Desk Reference, and The Addiction Counsellor’s Toolbox. He is the author of Beyond Engagement: The Employee Care Advantage and the creator of the Quality of Work Life (QWL) methodology and survey. He is the co-author of behavioural engineering, a strategy aligned to the QWL to provide guidance on how to lead employees to facilitate behaviour change.

Session Highlights:

  • Learn how both employers and employees can better deal with environmental pressures
  • Explore 9 micro skills that influence one’s ability to cope with environmental stressors
  • Discuss the role and responsibility of both the employee and the employer in creating environments where coping skills can be developed

 

10:15AM – 10:20AM  Energizer Stretch Break

 

10:20AM - 11:00AM  Wellness Refreshment Break & Exhibitor Showcase

 

11:00AM – 11:55AM

 

Stephen de Groot

Founder and President, Myriad Consulting

Theme: Leadership Tips for Workplace Engagement

Topic:  Once Upon a Time, Everyone Ran to Work Excited

BIO:  As the Founder and President of Myriad Consulting, Stephen holds two important and purposeful intentions: which are to enhance the quality and experience of the people being served as clients and; to enhance the quality, value and meaning of the people providing that service. An expert and authority on human behavior, performance, organizational climate, culture, development and leadership, Stephen maintains an exceptional track record in results. He works with his team to ensure consistent quality and delivery of values and strength based training, coaching, team building and organizational development. Stephen and the Myriad team work to understand core business objectives, operational challenges and tailor delivery to meet a myriad of organizational needs, values and goals.

Session highlights:

  • Uncover practical strategies to feel passionate and inspired to produce your best work
  • Motivating the Unmotivated: practical strategies for enhancing employee performance
  • Building effective teams in the face of change

 

11:55AM – 1:05PM  Lunch & Exhibitor Showcase

 

1:05PM – 1:20PM

2017 GoodLife Fitness Health & Wellness Leadership Award Highlights

 

1:20PM – 2:20PM

 

Sylvia Marusyk
International Activational Speaker on Health and Wellness, Occupational Therapist

Theme:  Stress Management

Topic: Stressed to Kill

How to inspire healthy, happy and engaged employees while reducing stress related illness and absenteeism

BIO: Sylvia! is an ACTIVATIONAL speaker who gives her audience the tools to build healthy lives and workplaces. She’s fun, she’s sassy and she’s passionate about safety and health! Sylvia’s entertaining presentations focus on a proactive approach to building healthy lives and work places. As an Occupational Therapist with years of practice in the field of workplace, safety and health, Sylvia knows prevention is the key to creating happy, healthy individuals, employees and businesses.  Sylvia continues to practice as an Occupational Therapist providing accredited workplace injury prevention services to all sectors of business and industry.  The former radio show host of Happy Hour With Sylvia, is also a regular Health and Wellness contributor to CJOB radio.

Session highlights:

  • How to identify all the components of stress – physical, cognitive, emotional and environmental – and avoid or modify many of these
  • The powerful biochemical impact stress has, as well as its strong and indisputable link to illness
  • The mind-body connection to stress and how you can stop it in its tracks with practical and effective techniques

 
 

2:20PM – 2:25PM  Energizer Stretch Break

 

2:25PM – 2:55PM  Wellness Refreshment Break & Exhibitor Showcase

 

2:55PM – 3:55PM

 

Keith Macpherson

Mindfulness Expert, Author and Musician

Theme:  Making Sense of Mindfulness

Topic: The Power of Mindfulness to Improve Focus, Build Optimism and Inspire Resiliency

BIO: Keith Machperson has a special ability to motivate the masses and win over even those who might otherwise neglect their health and wellness. As a trained life coach through CTI (Coaching Training Institute, San Rafeal, CA) along with a B ED Degree and extensive yoga teacher training through Moksha Yoga International, Keith Macpherson is poised to be a global leader in community leadership involving health and wellness. With a strong dream of accessible health and wellness for our global community, Keith Macpherson is truly on his way to fulfilling his vision of a healthier planet aligned mentally, physically and spiritually. Keith has spent over 15 years touring globally as a speaker and performer in Africa, Dubai, the UK and United States.

Session highlights:

  • Discover the meaning of mindfulness and the benefits to work-life performance
  • Learn to cultivate a deeper practice of mindfulness on a daily basis
  • Reduce stress, anxiety and burn out through improved balance and resiliency

 

3:55PM- 4:00PM  Closing Remarks


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Toronto, Ontario
Nov 22, 2018

9:00AM - 4:00PM

South Building - Metro Toronto Convention Centre Room 718


Speakers


Purchase Tickets

General Ticket
Includes full day conference an morning/afternoon coffee service.
$ 339 .00
Regular rate
$ 229 .00
Corporate/Member rate wth applicable promo-code*
Group Rate: Buy 2 tickets and the 3rd is complimentary! Register 8 tickets (reserved table) for the price of 5! *Available to the first 100 registrants. All sales are final. Tickets are transferable.
All sales are final. Tickets are transferable.
Buy Tickets

VIP Ticket
Includes preferred conference seating, morning/afternoon coffee service and VIP luncheon.
$ 595 .00
Regular rate
$ 349 .00
Corporate/Member rate wth applicable promo-code*
Available to the first 100 registrants. All sales are final. Tickets are transferable.
Buy Tickets

Agenda

(This event is pre-approved for 4 CPD Hours by the HRPA.)

7:30am – 9:00am  Registration and Refreshments

 

9:00am – 9:15am Opening Remarks

 

9:15am – 10:15am 

Pam Ross

Founder & President,

Blue Rebel Works

Theme: Courageous Leadership

Topic: Trust – The Universal Currency for Establishing a Culture of Engagement & Organizational Health

BIO: After spending more than 15 years in the corporate world, Pam knows that the business world has changed and leaders need to reinvent how they manage work. Social media, globalization, remote work and economic pressures have made traditional ways of working obsolete. She started her own business with a mission to unleash talent and reinvent work.

As a speaker, Pam shares facts, stories and examples of how to create real connections with customers, colleagues and each other. In her work as a culture catalyst, she helps leaders explore possibilities and provides real examples of businesses reinventing work. She leads organizational trailblazers to develop the two core elements of a high performing culture: Trust and Agility.

Session Highlights:

  • Why is trust more critical today than ever before, for personal and organizational health?
  • What neuroscience and true organizational stories can tell us about how to build trust, engagement and high performance
  • Realize how your subconscious behaviour patterns can either enhance or deplete the value of your leadership currency

 

10:15am – 10:20am Energizer Stretch Break

 

10:20am – 10:50am Wellness Break & Exhibitor Showcase

 

10:50am – 11:50am 

Andrew Harkness

Strategy Advisor, Organizational Health Initiatives

Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS)

Theme:  Building Psychologically Safe & Healthy Workplaces

Topic:  Does Your Definition of Health & Safety Include Mental Harm Prevention?  

BIO: Andrew leads WSPS’s comprehensive organizational health and workplace mental health initiatives. He is a member of the CSA/BNQ technical committee that developed the CSA Z1003-13, the National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace.  

With more than 30 years of experience in occupational health, safety and wellness, Andrew has been a thought leader in this field and has collaborated with other key stakeholders such as the Mental Health Commission of Canada, Canadian Mental Health Association, Guarding Minds @ Work, Mary Ann Baynton, Dr. Martin Shain and others to bring mental harm prevention to workplaces in Canada. Andrew has also travelled extensively internationally to work with governments and organizations looking to bring leading practices into their workplaces, including Hong Kong, Bahrain, Brazil, Uruguay, India and Kenya.

Session Highlights:

  • Recognize the importance of workplace mental health and its impact on your employees and business, particularly in light of recent WSIB developments with chronic mental stress
  • Share insights on what it takes for an organization to start down this path – identifying what will work best for you and the tools and resources available to improve mental health literacy and reduce stigma
  • Learn approaches and considerations so your program succeeds, including how to maintain momentum based on RACE principles
  • Hear about a group of companies that made the commitment to implement the national standard, what they experienced, the lessons learned and what worked best for them on their journey

 

11:50am – 12:50pm Lunch Break

 

1:00pm – 1:20pm – 2018 GoodLife Fitness Health & Wellness Leadership Awards Presentation & Panel Discussions

The GoodLife Fitness Health & Wellness Leadership Award & Panel Discussions is a Canadian benchmark for recognizing organizations of varying size and industry for their efforts to promote a fit, healthy, active, engaged and productive workforce. The goal is to celebrate and learn innovative practices from organizations, regardless of size and industry that have led to a healthier and more productive Canadian workforce.

1:20pm – 2:20pm 

Moderated “Armchair” panel discussion with Danny Weill, Vice President, Partnerships LifeSpeak

Panellists:

Dr. Marie-Hélène Favreau, Director Mental Health, Workplace Practices and Disability Management - Bell

Marie-Claude Laporte, Senior Advisor, Disability Management and Wellness at VIA Rail.

Theme: The Role of Technology in Workplace Wellness

Topic: Embracing Digital Innovation to Support Employee Health & Well-Being

Session Highlights:

  • Embracing technology as a means to educate, support and empower leaders, managers and employees to achieve optimal work-life health & well-being
  • Maximize employee engagement across geographical locations through effective communication, measurement and feedback mechanisms
  • Building a culture of wellness within a multi-generational workforce

 

 2:20pm – 2:25pm  Energizer Stretch Break

  

2:25pm – 2:55pm Wellness Break & Exhibitor Showcase

 

2:55pm – 3:55pm 

Keith Macpherson

Mindfulness Expert, Author and Musician

Theme:  Making Sense of Mindfulness

Topic:  The Power of Mindfulness to Improve Focus, Build Optimism and Inspire Resiliency

BIO: Keith Macpherson has a special ability to motivate the masses and win over even those who might otherwise neglect their health and wellness. As a trained life coach through CTI (Coaching Training Institute, San Rafael, CA) along with a B.E.d Degree and extensive yoga teacher training through Moksha Yoga International, Keith Macpherson is poised to be a global leader in community leadership involving health and wellness. With a strong dream of accessible health and wellness for our global community, Keith Macpherson is truly on his way to fulfilling his vision of a healthier planet aligned mentally, physically and spiritually. Keith has spent over 15 years touring globally as a speaker and performer in Africa, Dubai, the UK and the United States.

Session Highlights:

  • Discover the meaning of mindfulness and the benefits to work-life integration
  • Learn how to cultivate a deeper practice of mindfulness on a daily basis
  • Tools, exercise and strategies to reduce stress, build resiliency and optimize performance

 

3:55pm – 4:00pm Closing Remarks


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