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2017 Streams

The Better Workplace Conference 2018Oct 10–11, 2018 Vancouver

Better Wellness

The Better Workplace Conference is the forum to hear about the latest and most effective developments in workplace wellness. This year, Better wellness will be the foundational stream for the conference and will focus on the latest and future developments in personal and organizational wellness. Experts and executives will share successes and their vision of the future in this rapidly evolving field.

This stream will include sessions on issues such as:

  • the use of apps and wearables in the workplace
  • mindfulness
  • brain science and the link to wellness and managing change
  • new research on sleep and fatigue
  • the latest work in areas such as chronic illness
  • innovations in addressing mental health in the workplace
  • how to create a wellness culture in your organization
  • defeating distraction in the workplace

Better Leaders

It's simple really—better leaders build better workplaces and better workplaces are looking for a new kind of leader. In today's rapidly changing work environment, the old leadership paradigm is dead. This stream will explore how leadership is changing and what this means for you personally—what are the skills you need to master? What attributes do you need to show in the new, digitally enabled, virtual, collaborative workplace? How can you balance your life so that you can remain energized and engaged?

Participate in in-depth sessions on topics that will help you become a better leader and help your organization develop the kind of leaders we need for tomorrow:

  • leaders in the new digital workplace
  • being the leader you wish you had
  • the new coaching and mentoring paradigm
  • building belonging—what does it take to lead the diverse, inclusive workforce
  • millennial take the reigns—how a new generation redefines leadership
  • what's so funny about peace, love, and understanding—leading through courage, transparency, and empathy

Better Experience

While employee engagement remains a top priority for many organizations, leaders in the field are shifting their focus to the employee experience. The reason is simple—high performing organizations know that while employee engagement influences results, it is not enough to keep ahead of talent competition or achieve peak performance from your people. Now, and in the future, the war for talent will be won and lost on the field of employee experience. Improving that experience may just be your secret sauce. This stream will focus on the experience employees can have when they interact with organizations. You'll hear leading edge thinking and real life examples of issues such as:

  • why engagement is no longer enough—time to focus on employee experience
  • creating great workplace environments
  • how to digitize to optimize employee experience
  • building great cultures
  • linking employee experience to a great customer experience and business results
  • improving the employee experience through evaluating and acting on constant feedback


We’d like to thank our generous partners for their contribution to this event.

Joint Strategic Partners

Lundbeck Canada Inc. logo

Mental Health Commission of Canada logo

Major Partner

Sun Life Financial logo

Participating Sponsors

AstraZeneca Canada Inc. logo

Courage Group International logo

DriverCheck logo

Great-West Life logo

Great-West Life Centre for Mental Health in the Workplace logo

League logo

Clinemetrica Inc. logo

nVIGORus logo

Homewood Health logo

University of Fredericton logo

ReedGroup logo

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Banyan Work Health Solutions Inc. logo


Cira Health Solutions logo

CPA Canada logo

InBody Canada logo

Ledgehill Treatment and Recovery Centre logo

Oakhill Recovery Centre logo

Passport Health logo

Tri Fit Inc. logo  

     Medisys Health Group logo

Virgin Pulse logo

Marketing Partners

Canadian Society of Professionals in Disability Management logo

Catalyst logo


Civic Action logo

IPAC logo

Nutrition Resource Centre logo

Ontario Public Health Association logo

Public Services Health and Safety Association logo

Travel Partner

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Special Contributors

Danielle Turk, Registered Nutritionist logo

Data on the Spot logo

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Office Massage logo

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The details of this event are subject to change. Please revisit this page periodically for updated information.

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2016 Event

Last year's Better Workplace Conference took place October 24–26, 2016 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

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