October 10–11 Vancouver
Be Better. Work Better. Lead Better.
Three streams, one goal—ensuring your future workplace is built on employee well-being.
This year’s event features three streams that together create a comprehensive guide to a better workplace. You’ll learn how to be better, work better and lead better.
October 10 October 11
Registration and Continental Breakfast
Opening Remarks from The Conference Board of Canada and the Chair
Welcoming Remarks from the Strategic Partner
Plenary Session 1
Words to Live By When Building a Better Workplace: Resiliency, Compassion, Grit, Empathy and Even Love
Break-Out Sessions A(please select one)
Break-Out Sessions B(please select one)
Break-Out Sessions C(please select one)
Wellness and Networking Break
Plenary Session 2
How Good is Your Culture: Building a Better Workplace with Purpose
Evening Reception and keynote address
Perspective Makeover: Proven Tips to Living an Awesome Life!
Opening Remarks from the Chair
Plenary Session 3
Standing Together: Leadership, Advocacy, Wellness and Culture
Break-Out Sessions D(please select one)
Break-Out Sessions E(please select one)
Plenary Session 4
Only Connect: Building an Agile, Human Centred Workplace for Now and for Those That Follow
Closing Remarks from the Chair
The Better Workplace Conference values the insight and expertise of those who have embraced the journey of building better workplaces. An expert Advisory Committee helped us design the program, shape discussions, and ensure a great participant experience. We look forward to supporting you in your journey to build a better workplace.
Team of 2
Team of 4
Celebrated Comedian, Author, and Mental Health Advocate
Co-Founder, Culture of Good
Co-Founder of NoW Innovations, a Bestselling Author, and an International Speaker
Vice-President, People and Culture, CBC/Radio-Canada
also known as “Twitchy”
Owner, I Twitch, Inc.
Program Director, Great-West Life Centre for Mental Health in the Workplace
Vancouver Convention Centre West1055 Canada PlaceVancouver BC1-604-689-8232
Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver791 West Georgia StreetVancouver BC1-604-689-9333
Conference fees don’t include accommodations. Please contact the hotel directly for reservations, and mention The Conference Board of Canada to receive the preferred rate of $209.00, available until Tuesday, September 28, 2018. Standard rooms are $209; premier city view rooms are $229.
Cancellation 24 hours prior to arrival with no penalty.
Please be sure to book your accommodations before September 28. After this date, the hotel may not have rooms available, and if rooms are available, rates will be significantly higher. Vancouver will be very busy over our event dates due to several large city-wide events, so securing accommodations at a later date may be difficult.
With a shifted focus to the importance of workplace health and wellness, this event shines a spotlight on leaders who share their tools and insights so you return to work ready to engage in your better workplace.
Public Sector Social Media 2018: Integration, Innovation, Impact
Public Sector Transformation 2018: Delivering Digital
Actioning Inclusion: Strategies for Bringing Inclusion to Life
Flexible Work Arrangements: Transforming the Way Canadians Work
Canadian Industrial Profile: Employment Services—Spring 2018
Perks at Work: Employee Perquisite Offerings in Canadian Organizations
Marijuana and the Workplace: What Leaders and the Board Should Know
Upping the Ante: Employee Perquisites (Perks) and Flexible Work Arrangements
Dealing with Difficult Behaviours and Personalities in the Workplace
“Thank you for championing this conference and keeping on trend to communicate and support knowledge exchange at national levels.”
BWC Conference 2017 Attendee
“The ability to network and get fresh, new ideas in wellness strategies is vital, and this conference allows that to happen efficiently.”
“I really enjoyed this well-organized and inspiring conference! Taking home some authentic happiness.”
“This was my first time attending the Better Workplace Conference. I am so very blessed to have attended. Logistics, speakers, topics and even welcome committee-registration team members everything was professionally done. Well done to you all.”
“Always interesting topics and informative speakers.”
“I always go away enthused by what I have learned. Thanks to everyone for the work they put in to making the conference a success.”
Insights. Understanding. Impact.
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