Workplace Wellness and Mental Health 2013
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Health and Wellness at the event!
We've put together a number of initiatives to ensure all delegates are refreshed and energized!
Do you know what mental health is costing your organization?
The Conference Board of Canada recently estimated the cost to the economy of lost labour market participation from the six most common conditions afflicting the working-age population – depression, dysthymia, bipolar disorder, social phobia, panic disorder, and agoraphobia. These six alone will cost about $20.7 billion in 2012. Advancing at a rate of almost two per cent each every year, this will grow to $29.1 billion annually by 2030.
You know your company’s wellness investment makes sense, but where and how much should you invest?
Understanding that employee wellness impacts performance, today’s challenge is to decide how much to invest, and where you can get the biggest return on your health investment.
Benefit from the Conference Board’s most recent research on wellness programs, and the experience of wellness leaders who will discuss their latest strategies for measuring health and wellness return on investment.
Learn from new Conference Board wellness research.
This year’s original research includes a study of effective wellness programs across Canada, and the critical success factors for wellness programs in dealing with smoking cessation, obesity, and nutrition.
Explore measurement options with insights of best practice measurement leaders.
In 2012 The Conference Board of Canada published a series of profiles called Wellness Metrics in Action. This series looked into how successful Canadian organizations were measuring their wellness efforts, and featured:
- Desjardins Group
- Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec
- Lakeside Process Controls
- The Williamson Group
- Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation
- Toronto East General Hospital
- Marine Atlantic
- CMP Advanced Mechanical Solutions
At the conference, you’ll have an opportunity to learn first-hand from leaders of some of these organizations as they participate in a panel examining wellness measurement success.
Wellness programs also play a critical role in attracting and retaining top talent.
As the workforce ages and skilled talent shortages become more common and persistent, health and wellness issues grow in importance. A great health and wellness program will give you an edge in increasingly competitive labour markets, as it produces higher engagement and retention of current employees.
Mental health is a huge risk to your people, and your organization.
Financial awards for damages caused by mental injury at work have increased dramatically, and the Mental Health Commission of Canada anticipates a legal ‘perfect storm’ over employer responsibility for a psychologically safe workplace.
“Mental illnesses are prevalent in our workplaces and they are taking a significant toll. In a world where shortages of critical skills are top of mind for many organizations, employers cannot afford to allow this to continue. If employers can be active in helping people remain functional at work, then everyone stands to gain—the individuals who are affected, firms, and the Canadian economy as a whole.”
—Karla Thorpe, Director, Leadership and Human Resources
The Conference Board of Canada
Join us, and find out how to make the most of your organization’s mental health and wellness investment.
Building on success.
The Conference Board of Canada is Canada’s most respected independent research and conference development organization. Its events attract respected experts and innovators, and provide an insightful and enlightening learning experience for all conference participants.
Connect with your top prospects!
Sponsor this event, and collaborate with senior executives, practitioners, and thought leaders. Connect your brand with the solutions, and position your organization as a leader in its field.
To learn more about exhibiting, reception and luncheon sponsorship, and exclusive sponsor benefits, please contact Rhonda Bradbury at (416) 481-1904 or email@example.com.
Message from the Program Developer
This event is more than just a conference. It’s an opportunity for a community of like-minded leaders to gather and share their stories. This year, we’ll discuss results measurement more …
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