Workplace Wellness and Mental Health 2015
InterContinental Toronto Centre •
| ||Dr. James R. Hamblin |
| ||Dr. Marie-Hélène Pelletier |
Director, Workplace Mental Health
Sun Life Financial
| ||Janet Yale |
President and Chief Executive Officer
The Arthritis Society
| ||Joseph Chan |
Director, Benefits and HRIS
Walmart Canada Corp.
What are health-related absenteeism and poor performance costing your organization?
Absenteeism costs the economy almost $17 billion a year. Researchers projected that the six most common mental conditions afflicting the working-age population—depression, dysthymia, bipolar disorder, social phobia, panic disorder, and agoraphobia—would alone cost more than $20 billion in 2012.
Mental health issues are the primary cause of both short and long-term disability. Conference Board research also shows that a depressive episode is one of the strongest risk factors for workplace “presenteeism”—being present but not engaged or productive.
Participate in Canada’s leading forum for proven workplace wellness solutions.
We’ll feature organizations that have invested in workplace wellness and seen the results in reduced absenteeism and greater employee engagement. You’ll learn from their experiences how you too can create a wellness program that has a positive impact on performance, while it helps employees become healthier and happier.
Employee wellness is about so much more than the business case.
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. We’ll discuss wellness in this broader context, and you’ll hear how you can use wellness to create a more engaged and productive workforce. While the results may or may not show up on a spreadsheet, they have the potential to transform your workplace.
Learn about the three pillars of workplace mental health: Infrastructure, the manager’s role, and corporate culture.
This event will feature two reports from a major new brain health research initiative at the Conference Board. The first provides the results of a just-completed employee mental health survey.
The second report, being released publicly at this event, assesses the three pillars of a healthy work environment, from benefits plans and absence policies, to management practices and support, to a brain-friendly culture. This report will also identify employers’ priorities for and perspectives on employee mental health.
Meet the thought leaders and innovators, and hear how they’re succeeding with their workplace wellness and mental health initiatives.
We’d like to thank our generous sponsors for their contribution to this event.
The details of this event are subject to change. Please revisit this page periodically for updated information.