Wellbeing at Work Event Toronto 2018

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The Wellbeing at Work Event returns to Toronto on October 11, 2018 after a successful launch last year. The event will provide HR and business leaders the latest corporate and employee wellbeing developments and successes that are enhancing individual and organisational performance in companies across North America.

Thanks once again for such a great event. You all did an amazing job!

Director, Human Resources, Allianz

The Wellbeing at Work Event provides a forum for businesses to hear, meet and discuss wellbeing initiatives with leading experts and practitioners to equip businesses with the tools to introduce or improve wellbeing programmes in the workplace. Corporate wellness is helping organisations to attract and retain talent, reduce absenteeism and create happier and healthy workplaces.

The Event will include a programme of influential speakers, debating panels, workshops and networking sessions where delegates can ask questions, exchange ideas and share experiences on a subject that has the potential to change the world of work.

Thank you and your team for putting together such an incredible event. We also received such amazing feedback from our VIP clients and colleagues that attended.

VP, Marketing & Business Development at Helix Healthcare Group Inc.

Andrejka Massicotte, Senior Director, North American Benefits & Global Wellness, RBC
Andrejka Massicotte, Senior Director, North American Benefits & Global Wellness, RBC

Leading the benefits and wellness for Royal Bank of Canada

Cheryl Fullerton, EVP People and Communications, Corus Entertainment
Cheryl Fullerton, EVP People and Communications, Corus Entertainment

Passionate that connections between people are at the heart of all success in life and in business

Nirav Patel, Director- Human Resources, Ontario Power Generation
Nirav Patel, Director- Human Resources, Ontario Power Generation

Providing strategic HR advisory services to OPG’s 2300 corporate function employees through a team of HR Business Partners

Gordana Terkalas, SVP HR, Aecon Group Inc
Gordana Terkalas, SVP HR, Aecon Group Inc

Versatile leader with a career in fast-paced, entrepreneurial organizations calling for significant agility & progressive thinking

Lyne Wilson, Assistant Vice-President, Talent Management, NAV Canada
Lyne Wilson, Assistant Vice-President, Talent Management, NAV Canada

Drives the Talent Management strategy for the organization across NAV Canada

Yanique Smith, Senior Manager Wellbeing, Rogers Communications
Yanique Smith, Senior Manager Wellbeing, Rogers Communications

A corporate leader in human resources and a disruptor within the disability management sector

Kristina Holle, HR Business Leader (Canada & UK), Gap Inc.
Kristina Holle, HR Business Leader (Canada & UK), Gap Inc.

Skilled in Change Management, Leadership Development, Coaching, Team Building, and HR Policies and Labor Relations

Mara Notarfonzo, AVP Compensation and Benefits, CAA Group of Companies
Mara Notarfonzo, AVP Compensation and Benefits, CAA Group of Companies

Overseeing the design, development and delivery of programs to enhance the organization’s overall employee experience

Carla Spina, AVP, CAA Club Group of companies
Carla Spina, AVP, CAA Club Group of companies

Developing a sustainable workplace and motivational culture to encourage productivity and deliver desired outcomes

Nicole Greene, VP People & Culture, Diamond Estates Wines & Spirits
Nicole Greene, VP People & Culture, Diamond Estates Wines & Spirits

An accomplished human resources leader with more than 14 years of progressive human resources experience

Roopa Segu M.Sc., AE, Ergonomist & Human Factors Specialist, Herman Miller
Roopa Segu M.Sc., AE, Ergonomist & Human Factors Specialist, Herman Miller

A certified Ergonomist, providing strategic guidance to Fortune 500 clients on how to design a workplace that focuses on employee wellbeing

Emily M Dunn LEED GA, WELL AP, EDAC, Workplace Knowledge Consultant, Herman Miller
Emily M Dunn LEED GA, WELL AP, EDAC, Workplace Knowledge Consultant, Herman Miller

Experienced workplace strategist with a passion for the human experience and understanding how the built environment impacts its occupants

Maggie Dempster MDes, Workplace Knowledge Consultant, Herman Miller
Maggie Dempster MDes, Workplace Knowledge Consultant, Herman Miller

Helps organizations create and implement workplace strategies that align with their organizational goals

Michelle Johnston, Executive Director & Founder, WorkingWell™
Michelle Johnston, Executive Director & Founder, WorkingWell™

Experience working collaboratively with organizations in the creation and implementation of workplace wellness strategies since 2003

Stacy Yanchuk Oleksy, Director of Education and Community Awareness, Credit Counselling Society
Stacy Yanchuk Oleksy, Director of Education and Community Awareness, Credit Counselling Society

Senior leader in a progressive non-profit promoting financial literacy and leadership development

Anne Arbour, Financial Educator, Credit Counselling Society
Anne Arbour, Financial Educator, Credit Counselling Society

Experienced financial educator passionate about promoting financial literacy and wellness

Julie Richer, Founder, Peak Energy Management
Julie Richer, Founder, Peak Energy Management

Personal Energy Management – Wellness in the Workplace – Change Management – WorkLife Balance – Team Development

 

8:15 a.m. – 8:55 a.m. Registration and Breakfast Networking

 

8:55 a.m. –  9.00 a.m. Welcome and Chair’s Opening Remarks

 

9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

Opening Keynote Address

 

9:15 a.m. – 9:40 a.m.  

Top Tips on Placing Employee Wellbeing at the Heart of the Organization

The statistics and costs associated with mental health problems in the workplace (socio-economic and organisational) have been around for several years – but are organisations across the world making it an organisational priority? How do companies improve the lives of communities by putting people first rather than searching for a competitive advantage?

Kristina Holle, Human Resources Business Leader, Gap, Inc.

 

09:40 a.m. – 10:05 a.m.  

Practical Steps for Improving the Health of Employees

  • Understanding the interventions by employees that are effective at keeping employees well.
  • How will an ageing working population impact the ability to keep employees healthy?
  • Ensuring employees can keep working for as long as they want to.
  • What is the role of employers in enabling employees to return to work?

Yanique Smith, Senior Manager Wellbeing, Rogers

 

10:05 a.m. – 10:30 a.m

Session to be confirmed shortly

 

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Networking Break & Energiser Sessions

 

11:00 a.m.  – 11:40 a.m.  Panel Debate

People Priorities – Workplace Wellness and a Culture of Respect

  • What is a healthy workforce today?
  • Does ‘healthy’ need to be broadened or re-defined altogether?
  • Is it easier to focus on physical wellness initiatives rather than fully supporting the mental health of its employees?
  • What are the practicalities organisations can implement to support the mental health of employees at work?
  • What can organisations do now to ensure their employees are healthy and engaged?

Gordana Terkalas, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Aecon 

Nicole Greene, Vice President, People & Culture, Diamond Estates Wines & Spirits 

Lyne Wilson, Assistant Vice-President, Talent Management, NAV Canada 

Nirav Patel, Director, Human Resources, Ontario Power Generation

 

11:40 a.m. – 12:05 p.m.

Measuring Outcomes: Employee Wellbeing in the Workplace

Engaging employees in their own wellbeing is a predictor of a great employee experience at work. When workplace design incorporates fundamental human needs and aligns with your business drivers, it becomes a place of inspiration for employees. During this session, Herman Miller will share research results from a number of diverse organizations to understand how the workplace can drive measurable outcomes and contribute to an improved employee experience and better business outcomes. Does your workplace empower employees to do their best work?

Emily M Dunn & Maggie Dempster, Workplace Knowledge Consultants, Herman Miller

 

12:05 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Fireside ChatPurposefully Creating a Culture of Wellbeing

Corus Entertainment is a leading media company that creates and delivers high-quality brands and content for audiences around the world, including the Oprah Winfrey Network Canada, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, History®, Showcase, National Geographic, Disney Channel Canada, YTV and Nickelodeon Canada. With such a diverse portfolio, this session will explore their desire and progress to purposefully create a culture of wellbeing in a time and environment where there are high levels of change and disruption.

Cheryl Fullerton, EVP People and Communications, Corus Entertainment

 

12:30 p.m.  – 12:40 p.m.

Meditation, Mindfulness & AwarenessThe Secret to Workplace Wellness, Happiness and Productivity

Corey Sheikh, Founder, INFINITE Life

 

12:40 p.m. – 1:45 a.m.   Networking lunch & Energiser Sessions

 

1:45 p.m.  – 2:15 p.m.

Developing Health, Safety and Wellness Strategies that Empower Employees 

  • What strategies can support employees to help themselves and make better lifestyle choices?
  • Ensuring employees have a healthy work/life balance that will increase their overall health?
  • What is the role of the employers in the employee wellness journey?
  • How can employers design, develop and deliver programmes that support the wellbeing of employees and are sustainable?

Carla Spina, AVP HR Business Partner, CAA 

Mara Notarfonzo, AVP of Compensation and Benefits, CAA

 

2:15 p.m.  – 2:45 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

Attendees have the choice of two workshops

Break-out One: MoneySmart Living: Incorporate Financial Wellness into your Workplace

Personal finance is seen as the #1 issue causing workplace stress. When an employee at any level of an organization is financially distressed or overwhelmed, mental, physical and emotional health problems can follow – all of which have significant costs not just to the employee, but to the organization as a whole. Stacy and Anne will speak to the tangible benefits to be realized by organizations making workplace financial educational programs like MoneySmart Living available as part of an overall health and wellness initiative. Attendees will walk away with 3 tips to help them get started!

Break-out Two led by Michelle Johnston, Executive Director & Founder, WorkingWell™

 

2.45 p.m.  – 3.15 p.m.

Round Table Discussions

Mix and match roundtable discussions

 

3:15 p.m – 3:45 p.m Networking Break & Energizer Sessions

 

3:45 p.m.  – 4:10 p.m.

Supporting Future Leaders in the Workplace to Thrive

  • Creating strategies and programmes geared to the unique needs of the millennial generation.
  • Being a good employer to a generation more likely to experience anxiety and depression.
  • Understanding millennials’ preferences regarding work/life balance and having the flexibility to implement them.
  • What can organizations do now to implement an effective wellbeing programme that is aimed at retaining millennials?

Andrejka Massicotte, Senior Director, NA Benefits and Global Wellness, Royal Bank of Canada 

 

4:10 p.m.  – 4:55 p.m.

Workshop led by Julie Richer, Founder, Peak Energy Management

 

4.55 p.m. – 5.00 p.m. Chair’s closing remarks

 

Reception         Please join us for some drinks and canapés to close the conference. 

 

Credit Counselling Society

Credit Counselling Society

MoneySmart Living: a relevant and fun workplace financial wellness program designed to help employees create financial health and well-being

Ergotron

Ergotron

Affordable ergonomic products to computer users bringing comfort, wellness and improved productivity into the workplace

Herman Miller

Herman Miller

Inventive designs, technologies and related services that improve the human experience wherever people work, heal, learn and live

Working Well

Working Well

We engage your staff in scientific and holistically-based health practices through education and engagement

Media Planet

Media Planet

Mediaplanet is delighted to be a media partner with the Wellbeing at Work event in Toronto

Future of Work Insights

Future of Work Insights

Future of Work Insights provides global insight, intelligence and the latest trends around the future of the workplace


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11th October 2018
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Venue

Yorkville Conference Centre
150 Bloor St W #200,
Toronto, ON Canada