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Who You Will Meet

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

This is not just a forum for new ideas—it’s an experience that will lead to new connections and friendships

At this event you’ll tell your story to like-minded individuals from the C-Suite to the shop floor—and you’ll get to hear theirs too. But while they will share your values and vision for the future, it’s more than likely they will be from a different industry and have a different role in the organization because you’ll be joining a varied crowd of passionate practitioners. This diversity enriches the experience for everyone as you share common ground but swap different perspectives.

Among the people you will meet will be vice-presidents, directors, senior managers and team leaders of:

  • occupational health and wellness
  • change management
  • human resources
  • disability and absence management
  • business development
  • employee relations and workforce strategies
  • people and culture
  • talent acquisition and retention
  • workplace mental health

Here’s a snapshot of some of the organizations registered for 2017

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Alberta Blue Cross
Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission
Alberta School Employee Benefit Plan
Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology
Banyan Work Health Solutions Inc.
Blue Rebel Works
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety
Catalyst Canada
Cira Health Solutions
Courage Group International
Curtis Personalized Health Management Ltd.
Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg
DriverCheck Inc.
Export Development Canada
Government of the Northwest Territories
Great-West Life
Groupe Touchette
Health Canada
Health Promotion Board
Homewood Health Centre Inc.
Horizon Health Network
Inter Pipeline Ltd
International Development Research Centre
Library of Parliament
LifeSpeak Inc.
London Fire Department
LoyaltyOne, Co.
Lundbeck Canada Inc.
McLean & Company
Medical Council of Canada
Mental Health Commission of Canada
Meridian Credit Union
Nova Scotia Office of the Auditor General

Novus Health
Omni Health Care Limited
Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services
Ontario Ministry of Education
Ontario Teachers Insurance Plan
Optima Global Health
Optimum Talent
Paredes Energy Corporation
Provincial Health Services Authority
Reid's Heritage Group
Royal Canadian Mint
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Scarborough and Rouge Hospital
Servant Leadership Centre of Canada
Shoppers Drug Mart Inc.
St. Joseph's Health Centre Toronto
Statistics Canada
Sun Life Financial Inc.
TELUS Corporation
The Great-West Life Assurance Company
The Roundtable
The Salvation Army
The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company
Thorpe Benefits
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
TWI Inc.
Virgin Pulse
Workplace Safety and Insurance Board

Here’s what past attendees have told us about the event

While the audience for this event is pretty diverse, they all seem to agree that participating was a great experience. Here’s what they had to say in 2016—and we know 2017 is going to be even better:

“I really enjoyed this well-organized and inspiring conference. Taking home some authentic happiness!”

“The ability to network and get fresh, new ideas in wellness strategies is vital and this conference allows that to happen efficiently.”

“Congratulations on your 20th year. Thank you for championing this conference and keeping on trend to communicate and support knowledge exchange at national levels.”

“Thank you for your great work. I’m leaving with a full heart.”

“Wonderful conference. Material was dynamic, relevant, knowledgeable and inspiring.”

“I really enjoyed this conference. The people are so welcoming and friendly, the speakers are wonderful and approachable. Thank you!”

“This was my first time attending this conference and I enjoyed every moment of it. Very well organized and the quality of speakers was impressive. Well done, thank you.”


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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Image of Sponsorship cover The 2017 Better Workplace Conference Partnership Package brochure outlines opportunities for your company, as a partner, to be remembered among the thought leaders and decision-makers who attend this conference.

To learn more about exclusive sponsor benefits, please contact Tracie Jones at 613-862-1566 or by e-mail, or visit our Sponsorship Benefits page.