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Workplace Wellness and Mental Health

2016 Event

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2015 Event

As the workforce ages and the skilled talent shortage persists, corporate health and wellness programs become increasingly important. A successful health and wellness program can be a key differentiator in the competition for talent, while helping employees become healthier and happier. The business case might be the first step in establishing a wellness initiative, but the issue is much bigger than that. Wellness is part of a broader focus on corporate culture and performance.

Workplace Wellness and Mental Health 2015 featured organizations that have invested in workplace wellness and seen the results in reduced absenteeism and greater employee engagement. Thought leaders and innovators detailed how they’re succeeding with their workplace wellness and mental health initiatives, and delegates learned from their experiences how to create a wellness program that has a positive impact on performance, while helping employees become healthier and happier.

Featured Speakers from the 2015 event

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John Brewer
Executive Program Developer
The Conference Board of Canada

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Louis Thériault
Vice-President, Public Policy
The Conference Board of Canada

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Marie-Hélène Pelletier
Director, Workplace Mental Health
Sun Life Financial

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Karla Thorpe
Director, Prevention and Promotion Initiatives
Mental Health Commission of Canada

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Michael Apollo
Acting Director, Applied Mindfulness Certificate Program
University of Toronto

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Jennifer Elia
Assistant Vice-President, Health and Wellness, Group Benefits
Sun Life Financial

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Christine Devine
Wellness Specialist
Toronto East General Hospital

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Wolf Klassen
Vice-President, Program Support,
Toronto East General Hospital

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Elisabeth Saxton
Senior Clinical Practice Manager and Clinical Psychologist,

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Jennifer Dimoff
PhD Candidate, I-O Psychology
Saint Mary’s University

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James Hamblin
Senior Editor
The Atlantic

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Darren Harris
Vice-President, Sales and Account Management
Homewood Health

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Janet Yale
President and Chief Executive Officer
The Arthritis Society

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Orlando Da Silva
President and Chief Executive Officer
Ontario Bar Association

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Steven Grover
McGill University

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Tom Blake
Chief Executive Officer
Sprout at Work

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Geneviève Fortier
Senior Vice-President, Human Resources and Public Affairs
McKesson Canada

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Heather Baker
Certified Occupational Health Nurse
Bruce Power Inc.

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Joseph Chan
Director, Benefits and HRIS
Walmart Canada Corp.

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Lynn Stoudt
Vice-President, Leadership and Human Resources Research
The Conference Board of Canada

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Peter McBride
Chief Executive, Northern Ireland Association for Mental Health

Workplace Wellness 2015 agenda cover


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

Homewood Health logo

McKesson Canada logo

Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada logo

Solareh logo

Office Massage logo

Marketing Partners

Canadian Alliance for Mental Illness and Mental Health logo

Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists logo

Canadian College of Health Leaders logo

Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care logo

Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work logo

Diversity! In the Workplace logo

For Health logo

Healthy Minds Canada logo

Mental Health Commission of Canada logo

Mood Food Culinary logo

Ontario Municipal Human Resources Association logo

The Psychology Foundation of Canada logo

Well Street logo

Special Contributor

Tri Fit Inc. logo

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“Very informative, offered thought provoking issues, provided resources & networking”

“Overall well done! Nice mix of speakers and topics”

“I appreciated the 30 sec pause break after each speaker – great way to refocus & make note of key take aways”

“I appreciated the range of topics from current research, practical application and extremely powerful personal stories”

“Overall a fantastic conference!!!”

“Overall a very good quality conference with a lot of good information that is applicable to my workplace”

“You provide amazing speakers & topics that are extremely valuable & current to workplace issues”

“Was a great conference, one of the best I have been to in a while. Some great new information, but also really good new reminders.”

“Excellent conference – outside my normal sphere so great learning for me. Useful take-aways.”

“Wonderful conference – thank you!!”

“Plenty to take away & feel motivated to change our workplace”

“Great conference. Interesting topics & speakers”

“Great variety of topics. Much appreciated!”

“Great conference – enjoyed all speakers. 2nd time attending conference! Will come again.”

“Well organized, timing, food was fantastic – spot on! The speakers made a change in my life – at 40! Thank you; sincerely!”

“I really enjoyed this conference! We were well-treated and the information for the most part was very pertinent and well presented. Would definitely attend again.”


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