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Problematic Substance Use and the Workplace

2017 Event

Substance use and its connection to workplace health, safety, and wellness has received too little attention to date and employers are looking for answers to important questions. Despite costing company’s significant amounts of money and negative impact, the issue of substance use has received too little attention to date. While most organizations do have drug and alcohol policies in place, it is important to regularly update these to ensure they are effectively and widely understood.

The Conference Board saw a need to address substance use, the impact it can have on your people, and to determine if your current strategy is doing enough. Subject matter experts and Conference Board of Canada researchers took an in-depth look at the state of problematic substance use and the best practices that employers are using to address the issue.

Featured Speakers From the 2017 Event

 Dr. Tony P. George

Dr. Tony P. George
Chief of Addictions
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Allan Kehler

Allan Kehler
Author, College Instructor, Speaker

 Jason Fleming

Jason Fleming
CHRL, Director, Human Resources

Megan MacRae

Megan MacRae
Director, Employee Relations
Toronto Transit Commission

 Tom Gabriel

Tom Gabriel
EFAP Consultant, Crisis and Addiction Counsellor
Toronto Police Association

Dan Demers

Dan Demers
Senior Manager, Strategic Business Development
CannAmm LP

Yvone Defreitas

Yvone Defreitas
Director, Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety

Doron Gold

Doron Gold
Staff Clinician
Homewood Health


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

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