The Conference Board of Canada

Council on Workplace 
Health and Wellness

Members only

A healthy workplace is one where people feel respected, connected, safe, and valued. 

It also means lower turnover, higher productivity, increased engagement, and a more competitive organizational advantage. 

How can you capture these advantages for your organization? 

The Council on Workplace Health and Wellness (CWHW) provides an exclusive, collaborative, and confidential space for workplace health professionals. Members engage with peers and subject-matter experts on evidence and research in the world of employee well-being. 

Make connections, gain timely insight. Join CWHW today.

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Who should join?

Leaders from both the public and private sectors involved in their organizations’ workplace health and wellness strategies.

Key objectives

  • Create a safe space to discuss workplace health
  • Offer engaging sessions with thought leaders on employee wellness
  • Establish a Canada-wide network of employee well-being professionals

Benefits of membership

Research

Access Conference Board research on building and sustaining a healthy workplace—and improve your organization’s overall performance.

Networking

You’re never alone. Exchange ideas with other professionals in the field and expand your personal network.

Resources

Get the latest findings, trends, and best practices from workplace health experts on topics that matter most to you and your fellow members.

Current members

  • Air Canada
  • Alberta School Employee Benefit Plan (ASEBP)
  • Bank of Canada
  • BC Hydro
  • BC Public Service Agency
  • Bell Canada
  • Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
  • Canada Post Corporation
  • Canada Revenue Agency
  • Canadian Blood Services
  • Canadian Nuclear Laboratories
  • City of Barrie
  • Creative Options Regina, Inc.
  • Export Development Canada
  • Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
  • Liquor Control Board of Ontario
  • Manulife Financial
  • McGill University
  • McKesson Canada
  • Michelin North America (Canada) Inc.
  • National Defence
  • NAV CANADA
  • Nova Scotia Power Inc.
  • Public Safety Canada
  • Public Services and Procurement Canada
  • Rogers Canada Communications Inc
  • Royal Canadian Mint
  • Shared Services Canada
  • TELUS Communications Inc.
  • The City of Calgary
  • The University of British Columbia
  • Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
  • Vancouver Coastal Health
  • WestJet Airlines Ltd.

Being part of the Council has been an incredibly valuable resource in helping us shape overall wellness for our employees. The Council meetings provide a wealth of information from other like-minded employers, in a setting that is collaborative, informative, and engaging. Being able to tap into evidence-based research, webinars, and information requests is a huge benefit of being on the Council. The quality of information is second to none, and it helps us make strong decisions around implementing effective programs and services for our employees.

Lyne Brun, Supervisor, Health & Wellness, Nova Scotia Power Inc.

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Member activity

Next session

November 2, 2021

Theme: Financial resilience in Canada

Speakers
  • Professor in the School of Mathematical & Statistical Sciences
  • Program Director for the Financial Wellness Lab and Lecturer in Finance

November 9, 2021

Theme: Three vicious circles—Links among financial, physical, and mental health

Speakers
  • CEO, Co-Founder, Lecturer

November 16, 2021

Theme: Strategies and solutions to address financial wellness and Stigma

Speakers
  • Senior Health Management Consultant

Previous sessions

May 21, 2021

Theme: Peer support and crisis response

Speakers
  • Agnes McLachlan, Senior Workplace Health Advisor, City of Barrie
  • Art Wlodyka, Police Officer and Mental Health Clinician
  • Al Visram, Provisionally Registered Psychologist
  • Lyne Wilson, Assistant Vice-President, Talent Management, Nav Canada

May 27, 2021

Theme: Models for change—The future of work and wellbeing

Speakers
  • Jennifer Elia, VP Future of Work at Excellence Canada

May 28, 2021

Theme: Open forum—Wellbeing and mental health

Speakers
  • Virginia Hamilton, Health & Safety Advisor, Health and Safety, Vancouver Airport Authority

Recent themes

  • Peer support, the future, and change within workplace health and wellness
  • Addressing inclusion within workplace health and wellness
  • Rapid testing and vaccine policy
  • Burnout, resilience & self-awareness
  • How to have supportive conversations: Fostering healthy workplace communication

Advisory board

Keith Colwell

Keith Colwell

Director, Shared Services,
Canadian Blood Services

Corrina Hill

Corrina Hill

Manager, Health and Recovery Services, BC Hydro

Jennifer Richardson

Jennifer Richardson

Director, Corporate Health, Safety & Environment
Royal Canadian Mint

Michael Lavis

Michael Lavis

Chief Executive Officer
Creative Options Regina

Lyne Wilson

Lyne Wilson

Assistant Vice-President, Talent Management
NAV CANADA

Lyne Wilson

Shairoz Moledina

Senior Manager, Workplace Well-being,
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

Recent releases and events

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Better Workplace Virtual Conference 2022

For over two decades, the Better Workplace Conference has hosted a national conversation on creating a safe and healthy workplace. This April, we’re bringing together thought leaders, researchers, and you, industry experts, for an important, evidence-based discussion on workplace wellbeing in 2022. Join the Canada-wide conversation to improve organizational culture and employee wellbeing and safety.

Conference  |  Virtual
April 5–7, 2022

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Views From the Front Line: Taking the Pulse of Canada’s Healthcare Professionals

In the fourth wave of the pandemic, here is what Canadian clinicians want you to know about how it has affected their work practices and personal well-being. COVID-19 has had a huge impact on those at the front lines of healthcare. Reports of physicians, nurses, and other essential healthcare workers experiencing fatigue, burnout, and mental health crises are becoming more frequent, as are stories of professionals thinking of leaving or who have already quit.

Summary for executives  |  4-min read
December 7, 2021

Assessing the Risk: The Occupational Stress Injury Resiliency Tool

How do first responders in Canada experience occupational stress? Together, The Conference Board of Canada and the Public Services Health and Safety Association (PSHSA) created a tool to assess first responders’ occupational stress injury risks. This tool’s development stemmed from PSHSA’s ongoing work to support employees and employers in preventing mental injury

Issue briefing  |  12-min read
December 7, 2021

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Council on Workplace
Health and Wellness

A healthy workplace can give an organization a competitive advantage. Join CWHW.

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Questions?

For more information, or to arrange for a guest invitation to attend one of our meetings, please contact our team.