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Workplace Wellness and Mental Health 2015

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


This year’s event will feature even more research than ever before, covering the issues that have most impact on your workplace. Together these findings will help you establish your workplace wellness agenda for years to come.

Recently published and upcoming research 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

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.

Each year this event brings together wellness leaders to discuss what’s working best in their organizations. Like you, these leaders recognize that workplace wellness is not just an important tool to reduce costs and improve performance, but also a key differentiator in the competition for top talent.

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.

As the workforce ages and skilled talent shortages become more common and persistent, health and wellness programs become more important. A great health and wellness program will give you an edge in increasingly competitive labour markets, as it increases employee engagement and retention.

Learn from more Conference Board wellness research than ever before!

Be one of the first to hear about the Conference Board’s latest research, meet the researchers, and benefit from their intimate knowledge of the specifics.

This year’s event will feature even more research than ever before, covering the issues that have most impact on your workplace. Together these findings will help you establish your workplace wellness agenda for years to come.

Recently published and upcoming research 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

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.

Groundbreaking research and practical examples of the findings in action!

This is what makes this event unique. Subject matter experts present the latest research, and workplace health and wellness leaders discuss how their experiences compare to the research results.

Nowhere else will you find this depth of theoretical and practical knowledge and expertise in just one conference.

Meet the thought leaders and innovators, and hear how they’re succeeding with their workplace wellness and mental health initiatives.

Building on success.

The Conference Board 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.

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

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


For Health logo


Healthy Minds Canada logo


Mental Health Commission 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.

Full Agenda Available!

The full agenda for this event is now available.

2014 Event

Workplace Wellness and Mental Health 2014 took place June 10–11
at the Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel in Toronto.

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Sponsor this event!

Don’t miss this chance to showcase your organization to some of the top leaders in the country. To learn more about exhibiting, reception and luncheon sponsorship, and exclusive sponsor benefits, please contact Rhonda Bradbury at (416) 481-1904 or bradbury@conferenceboard.ca.

Sponsors’ Websites

Homewood Health
McKesson Canada
Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada
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
For Health
Healthy Minds Canada
Mental Health Commission of Canada
Well Street

Special Contributor

Tri Fit Inc.