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Workplace Wellness and Mental Health 2015

Tuesday June 2 - Wednesday June 3 2015 InterContinental Toronto Centre Toronto, Ontario


 

Featured Speakers

Photo of Dr. James R. Hamblin Dr. James R. Hamblin
Senior Editor
The Atlantic
 Photo of Dr. Marie-Hélène Pelletier Dr. Marie-Hélène Pelletier
Director, Workplace Mental Health
Sun Life Financial
 Photo of Janet Yale Janet Yale
President and Chief Executive Officer
The Arthritis Society
 Photo of Joseph Chan Joseph Chan
Director, Benefits and HRIS
Walmart Canada Corp.

Conference Overview

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.

Sponsors

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


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

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Optional Workshop

This event features a
post-conference optional workshop
on June 3th. Don't miss out!

This year’s event will feature even more research than ever before!

New research findings to be featured at this event includes:

  1. Sleep and Fatigue
  2. Absenteeism
  3. Healthy Brains in the Workplace (first two of the three report series)
  4. Outcomes of the Roundtable of Wellness Leaders on Workplace Priorities
  5. Dementia at Work
  6. Addiction and Substance Abuse
  7. Domestic Violence and Bullying and the Effects on the Workplace

Social Media

#CBoCWellness
Twitter @CBoC_Events

Sponsors’ Websites

Homewood Health
McKesson Canada
Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada
Solareh
Office Massage 

Marketing Partners

Canadian Alliance for Mental Illness and Mental Health
Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists
Canadian College of Health Leaders
Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care
Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work
Diversity! In the Workplace
For Health
Healthy Minds Canada
Mental Health Commission of Canada
Mood Food Culinary
Ontario Municipal Human Resources Association
The Psychology Foundation of Canada
Well Street

Special Contributor

Tri Fit Inc.