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Who You Will Meet

The Better Workplace Conference 2017Oct 24–26, 2017 Toronto

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

And here’s some of the organizations they came from:

Accreditation Canada
Alberta Health Services
Alberta Human Services
Alberta Medical Association
Alberta School Employee Benefit Plan
Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology
Aon Hewitt
Applied Science Technologist, Technicians and Technical Specialists of BC
Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of Saskatchewan
AstraZeneca Canada Inc.
BC Hydro
BC Liquor Distribution Branch
BC Public Service Agency
BC Transit
Bell Canada
British Columbia Institute of Technology
British Columbia Real Estate Association
Calgary West Central Primary Care Network
Canada Border Services Agency
Canada Post Corporation
Canada Revenue Agency
Canada School of Public Service
Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health
Canadian Blood Services
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Canadian Cancer Society
Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work
Canadian Heritage
Canadian Human Rights Commission
Canadian Mental Health Association
Canadian Museum of Nature
Canadian Nuclear Laboratories
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
Canadian Pacific Railway Company
Canadian Psychological Association
Chartered Professional Accountants
City of Toronto
City of Vancouver
City of Winnipeg
David Suzuki Foundation
Emera Inc.
Employment and Social Development Canada
Export Development Canada
Fraser Health Authority
Government of Yukon
Great-West Life
Green Shield Canada
Habitat for Humanity
Health Canada
Homewood Health
Human Resources Management Association
Hydro One Inc.
Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada
Ivey School of Business
IWK Health Centre

Library of Parliament
Loblaw Companies Limited
London Drugs
Manulife Financial
Mazda Canada
McInnes Cooper
McMaster University
Mental Health Commission of Canada
Meridian Credit Union
Metro Vancouver
Michael Garron Hospital
Morneau Shepell Ltd.
Municipal Property Assessment Corporation
National Defence
National Film Board of Canada
NB Power
New Brunswick Liquor Corporation
North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit
Office of the Auditor General of Canada
Ontario Teachers Insurance Plan
Ottawa Public Health
Ottawa-Carleton District School Board
Privy Council Office
Providence Health Care
Psychosocial Rehabilitation Canada
Public Health Agency of Canada
Public Safety Canada
Public Services and Procurement Canada
Regina Public Library
Regional Municipality of York
Rick Hansen Foundation
Royal Bank of Canada
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Saskatchewan Workers' Compensation Board
Shared Services Canada
Statistics Canada
Sun Life Financial
Tangerine Bank
The Canadian Bar Association
The City of Calgary
The City of Edmonton
The Ottawa Hospital
The Salvation Army
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
Vancouver Airport Authority
Waterloo Regional Police Service
Workers' Compensation Board Alberta
Workplace Safety and Insurance Board of Ontario
Yukon Public Service Commission

And here’s what they had to say:

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

Courage Group International logo

DriverCheck logo

Great-West Life logo

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

Benevity logo

Homewood Health logo

University of Fredericton logo

ReedGroup logo

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Image of UPnGO with ParticipACTION logo

Banyan Work Health Solutions Inc. logo


Cira Health Solutions logo

CPA 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

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 Contributor

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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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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.

View Our Partners’ Websites

Joint Strategic Partners

Lundbeck Canada Inc.
Mental Health Commission of Canada

Major Partner

Sun Life Financial

Participating Sponsors

Courage Group International
Great-West Life Centre for Mental Health in the Workplace
Homewood Health
University of Fredericton
UPnGO with ParticipACTION
Banyan Work Health Solutions Inc.


Cira Health Solutions
CPA Canada
Ledgehill Treatment and Recovery Centre
Passport Health
Oakhill Recovery Centre
Tri Fit, a member of the Medisys Health Group
Virgin Pulse

Marketing Partners

Civic Action
Nutrition Resource Centre
Ontario Public Health Association
Public Services Health and Safety Association

Travel Partner

VIA Rail Canada Inc.

Special Contributor