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The Better Workplace Conference 2016

Monday October 24 - Wednesday October 26 2016 Vancouver Convention Centre Vancouver, BC

We’re celebrating in Vancouver next year and you’re invited!

2016 marks the 20th anniversary of The Better Workplace Conference and to celebrate; we’re offering the first 20 registrants $500 off the full registration fee!

2015 Conference Overview

Thank you to all the speakers, delegates and generous sponsors who helped make our 2015 event a huge success!

Feedback was highly positive—here are a few delegate comments:

“This conference-more than any other workplace health event in Canada—represents an opportunity for the workplace health community to come together and build/expand upon relationships, and through this advance comprehensive workplace health.”

—Smofsky Strategic Planning

“Wonderful range of topics—great speakers. Great flow to the conference.”

—Canadian Bar Association

“Excellent conference, well organized and people of the organizing team were amazing and always available!! I was really impressed by the quality and diversity of speakers.”

—Canada Border Services Agency

Diverse perspectives, one singular aim—to build better workplaces.

The 2015 edition of The Better Workplace Conference featured three themes, four keynotes, three in-depth workshops, six sponsor spotlights, nine interactive conference sessions, one goal: to equip you with the tools you need to ensure your future workplace is a better workplace.

To address this issue we gathered an energetic, eclectic, experienced, expert line up of speakers who rolled up their sleeves and dug deep into the issues to help delegates achieve their goals. Here’s a quick look at some of the key topics that we covered:

  • Peter Aceto, the visionary CEO of Tangerine talked about his new book Weology and how collaboration is the key to success in the future workplace
  • Leading Positive Psychology expert Jamie Gruman shared how you can rethink your leisure activities and turn downtime into uptime
  • Mental health pioneer Mary Ann Baynton discussed her latest work on bullying in the workplace
  • Happiness at work advocates Jennifer and Jim Moss explained the ROI of happiness at work
  • Experienced mediator Joy Noonan from the Denmark based Potential Project guided delegates through the value of meditation in the workplace
  • Positivity advisor Deri Latimer reinforced the message about happiness with her energetic advocacy of success through greater resilience
  • Leading Conference Board researcher Louise Chenier shared the results of the Board’s latest research into the brain at work emphasizing how to create healthier workplaces for your people
  • David Couper and his client from Kaiser Permanente explained the transformational power of coaching
  • Ross Roxborough of The Niagara Institute and Donna Burnett Vachon from The Conference Board provide a practical guide to getting the best from your teams
  • Dr. Bruce Ballon used magic in his presentation on how best to cope with the onslaught of digital technology and hyperconnection that characterizes the modern workplace
  • Tim Sitt of MOVE and author Dan Rubinstein explored the current meme of “sitting is the new smoking” and explained how you can become more active at work and turn the simple act of walking into a transformative experience
  • Tony Gareri, Chief Officer of Wow for Roma Moulding closed the event with a high energy exploration of what is possible in organizations if you decide to question all the rules

2015 Sponsors

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

Joint Strategic Partners

Lundbeck Canada Inc. 100-20 logo

Mental Health Commission of Canada logo

Major Partners

Manulife Financial logo


Homewood Health logo

Sun Life Financial logo

Conference Partners

Great-West Life logo

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

Green Shield Canada logo

Morneau Shepell Ltd. logo

AstraZeneca logo

University of Fredericton logo

Fitter International Inc. logo

Garmin logo

HealthPartners logo

Ville de Gatineau logo


Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada logo

CoreChair Inc. logo

FSEAP logo

Royal Roads University

Health Circulator Corporation

Marketing Partners

Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists

Canadian College of Health Leaders

Canadian Psychological Association

Clariti Group

Diversity! In the Workplace

Gallant HealthWorks & Associates

Healthy Minds Canada

Mood Disorders Society of Canada

Trifit logo

Special Contributors

D.O.T.S. logo

Human Touch logo

Conference Advisor

Deborah Connors

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