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


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


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


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 Nuclear Laboratories
  • City of Barrie
  • City of Saskatoon
  • Creative Options Regina, Inc.
  • Export Development Canada
  • First West Credit Union
  • Fraser Health Authority
  • Liquor Control Board of Ontario
  • McGill University
  • McKesson Canada
  • National Defence
  • Nova Scotia Power Inc.
  • Rogers Communications Canada Inc.
  • Royal Canadian Mint
  • TELUS Communications Inc.
  • The City of Calgary
  • The University of British Columbia
  • Vancouver Coastal Health
  • WestJet Airlines Ltd.
  • Workers' Compensation Board Alberta

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

September 16, 2022

Theme: Psychological Safety

Networking Lunch and Roundtable

Toronto, Ontario

Previous sessions

April 5-7, 2022

Theme: Better Workplace Conference 2022

Keynote Speakers
  • Dr. Lisa Bélanger, Behavioural Change Expert, Researcher
  • Hamza Khan, Future of Work Expert, Author of Leadership, Reinvented
  • Anthony McLean, Leadership, Mental Health, Inclusivity
  • Dan Pontefract, Leadership Strategist, Author, Speaker, Thinker, Poet, CEO and Founder of Pontefract Group
  • Tina Varughese, Cross-Cultural Communication and Diversity Expert

January 27, 2022

Theme: Interconnections of Physical and Mental Health

  • Katharine Coons, National Workplace Mental Health Specialist, CMHA

February 2, 2022

Theme: Weight Stigma and Workplace Physical Health Programs

  • Dr. Jennifer Mills, CPsych, Associate Professor & Director of Clinical Training, Clinical Psychology Graduate Program, Department of Psychology, York University

February 10, 2022

Theme: Physical Wellness and Employee Engagement

  • Natalie Toman, MS, Promotion Lead, ParticipACTION

February 15, 2022

Theme: Member Give/Get & Open Discussion

  • Hayley Peek, Mental Health Consultant, Speaker, Peer Supporter
  • Sobora Duy, B.A.A., BBA, Manager, Mental Health and Wellness Programs, Air Canada 
  • Rachelle Stenhouse, MBA, CPHR, Director, Disability Management and
    Employee Wellness, Canada Post

Recent themes

  • Physical Wellness: Interconnections with Mental Health and Burnout; Weight Stigma; Employee Engagement; Member Give/Get & Open Discussion
  • Financial Wellness: Financial Resilience in Canada; Three Vicious Circles: Links Among Financial, Physical, and Mental Health; Strategies and Solutions to address Financial Wellness and Stigma; Member Give/Get & Open Discussion
  • 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

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

Lyne Wilson

Shairoz Moledina

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

Recent releases and events

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Canadian Human Resources Metrics Benchmarking

Build and refine your Human Resources practices for managing your teams. Understand the current business environment, and know what’s changing. Our data from across Canadian industries and regions will help you see where you excel and where you can grow.

Online experience  |  8-min read
September 1, 2022

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C-Suite Challenge: Attracting and Retaining Talent Through Global Volatility

Organizations planning to return to the office full-time need to understand that their employees may have a different agenda and that it may impact the organization’s ability to attract and retain talent. Overwhelming research shows that many employees who have been working from home for the past two years do not want, and are not willing, to return to the office full-time.

Issue briefing  |  7-min read
August 11, 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

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Council on Workplace
Health and Wellness

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