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.
Leading the benefits and wellness for Royal Bank of Canada
Passionate that connections between people are at the heart of all success in life and in business
Providing strategic HR advisory services to OPG’s 2300 corporate function employees through a team of HR Business Partners
Versatile leader with a career in fast-paced, entrepreneurial organizations calling for significant agility & progressive thinking
Drives the Talent Management strategy for the organization across NAV Canada
A corporate leader in human resources and a disruptor within the disability management sector
Skilled in Change Management, Leadership Development, Coaching, Team Building, and HR Policies and Labor Relations
Overseeing the design, development and delivery of programs to enhance the organization’s overall employee experience
Developing a sustainable workplace and motivational culture to encourage productivity and deliver desired outcomes
An accomplished human resources leader with more than 14 years of progressive human resources experience
A certified Ergonomist, providing strategic guidance to Fortune 500 clients on how to design a workplace that focuses on employee wellbeing
Experienced workplace strategist with a passion for the human experience and understanding how the built environment impacts its occupants
Helps organizations create and implement workplace strategies that align with their organizational goals
Experience working collaboratively with organizations in the creation and implementation of workplace wellness strategies since 2003
Senior leader in a progressive non-profit promoting financial literacy and leadership development
Experienced financial educator passionate about promoting financial literacy and wellness
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
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
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 Chat – Purposefully 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 & Awareness – The 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
Carla Spina, AVP HR Business Partner, CAA
Mara Notarfonzo, AVP of Compensation and Benefits, CAA
2:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
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
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.