The Wellbeing at Work Event returns for the third year in Toronto in October 2019. The event provides HR, Reward & Benefit professionals and business leaders with the opportunity to learn from experts and their peers about the latest wellbeing developments and successes that are enhancing individual and organizational performance in companies across the Canada.
The conference was great. I really appreciated all of the information from the speakers and the quality of their presentations
Senior Manager of Well-being, Rodgers
Key Reasons to Attend:
Organizations that prioritise workplace wellbeing out-perform their competitors and thriving workplaces are more profitable and creative so this is an essential must-attend event for those companies who want to succeed!
Lisa oversees Edelman’s Canadian and Latin American operations, and sits on the firm’s Global Operations Committee
Sandy and her team lead a world-class people and culture strategy for more than 47,000 TELUS team members globally
Senior leader with particular expertise in talent management, organizational and leadership development
Responsible for the strategic oversight of Rogers health & safety & well-being policies, programs, & reporting
Educate and empower employees to put their wellbeing first by developing and implementing the Camp Pono wellbeing program
Passionate and dedicated to deliver innovative solutions to support key business strategies and operational excellence
Driven to weave values throughout an organization for culture creation
International D&I leader with experience in establishing & implementing programs and initiatives in complex organizations
A strategic change management and HR leader in EY’s People and Workforce advisory practice
Global HR Executive with over 15 years of experience focused on recruiting, retaining and inspiring employees
Responsible for HR data to support advanced analytics @Manulife
A certified Ergonomist, providing strategic guidance to Fortune 500 clients on how to design a workplace that focuses on employee wellbeing
Leading HR, Recruitment and Learning & Development at ecobee as they quickly grow and redefine the connected home space
Experienced workplace strategist with a passion for the human experience and understanding how the built environment impacts its occupants
Building and growing the teams + leaders at SnapTravel that are bringing conversational commerce to life
Senior leader in a progressive non-profit promoting financial literacy and leadership development
Executive with proven track record of building high performance teams to propel organizations into high growth by building engaging cultures
Biologist & former professional athlete, Drew has charted his path across molecular cell biology, science & baseball with steadfast passion
Highly educated primary and adjunctive care providers who integrate standard medical diagnostics with a broad range of natural therapies
8:00 a.m. – Registration & Breakfast Networking
08:50 – 08:55 – Energizer Session led by Jaty Tam
8:55 a.m. – 9.05 a.m. – Welcome and Chair’s Opening Remarks
Candace DiCresce, Senior Director Safety & Well-being, Rogers Communications
9:05 a.m. – 9:40 a.m – Redefining and Reigniting Happiness in the Workplace
Marie Kondo has become a household name by teaching people how to ‘spark joy’ from tidying up. Yale University’s most popular course in history teaches first-year undergraduates how to be happy. Why is happiness a hot topic? Societally, we’re experiencing the lowest levels of happiness and the highest levels of anxiety, depression and stress. From an organizational perspective, workplace culture, productivity and engagement are at risk. Sandy will address misconceptions about happiness in the workplace and present actionable approaches to help amplify personal, team performance and long-term success.
Sandy McIntosh, Executive Vice President, People & Culture & Chief Human Resources Officer, TELUS
9:40 – 10:05 a.m – Why Business Needs to Address the Gender Trust Gap to Improve Wellbeing for All
For the first time in the 19-year history of the Edelman Trust Barometer, we’ve unveiled the results of our global Women & Trust survey. Find out how men and women trust differently, why women are less trusting — particularly of business — and what companies can do to bridge the trust gender inequality and improve wellbeing for all.
Lisa Kimmel, Chair & CEO, Edelman Canada
10:05 – 10.25 a.m – Adopting a Strategic Approach to the Employee Experience
Matt Price, Head of Human Resources Canada, Unilever
10:25 – 10:55 a.m Networking Break & Energizer Sessions
10:55 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Panel Debate: Attracting Talent Through a Culture of Wellness
Cheryl Kerrigan, Vice President People, BlueCat
Debbie Singh, EVP, People & Culture, Canadian Cancer Society
Penny Farinha, VP Human Resources, ecobee
Michelle Brooks, Director, People & Culture, Security Compass
Brett Reed, Head of Talent, SnapTravel
Chaired by Candace DiCresce, Senior Director Safety & Well-being, Rogers
11:30 a.m. – 11:55 a.m. – Optimizing the Employee Experience at Work: Ergonomics is more than just a good chair
A work experience that takes into consideration not only physical, but social and cognitive ergonomics, sets the stage for an environment that best supports employee wellbeing in a holistic manner. During this session, we’ll introduce these three interrelated branches of human factors and discuss how they can positively impact your organization. Does your workplace consider these human factors in supporting your employees’ wellbeing?
Roopa Segu M.Sc., AE, Ergonomist & Human Factors Specialist, Herman Miller
Emily M Dunn LEED GA, WELL AP, EDAC, Workplace Knowledge Consultant, Herman Miller
11:55 p.m. – 12:20 p.m. – Case Study: How Salesforce Helps Employees Prioritize Wellbeing
At Salesforce, they know that in order to take care of our customers and do their best work, they must first take care of themselves. Happy and healthy employees make for more productive, innovative, and engaged employees. Learn some of the fun ways they engage employees and promote wellbeing globally.
Kathryn Bowen, Director, Employee Engagement Programs, Salesforce
12:20 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. – Financial Literacy in the Workplace – An Employee Engagement Strategy
Personal debt levels continue to rise in Canada. Financial distress negatively impacts employee well-being along with productivity and engagement. Join us for an interesting and dynamic conversation around the signs and symptoms of financial distress, the impact on employee and the organization, and what to do about it beyond referring to an EAP. By the end of the session, participants will be able to:
Stacy Yanchuk Oleksy, Director of Education and Community Awareness, Credit Counselling Society
12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Networking lunch & Energizer Sessions
1:45 p.m. – 2:10 p.m.
People Analytics and Employee Wellbeing – Demystifying Storytelling
Charles Caouette Vice President, Global HR Business Solutions & Workforce Analytics and Travis Windling, HR Analytics Lead, Human Resources, Manulife
2.10 p.m. – 2.35 p.m.
The problem in regenerative medicine & genetics that no one is talking about
Next-generation precision medicine is already happening. Tissue engineering, stem cell therapy, 3D bio-printing and gene therapy are all advancing at a rapid pace. This puts everyone in the very powerful position of being able to benefit, in our lifetime, from solutions to some of the most challenging healthcare problems that we have been grappling with for generations. With CRISPR & iPSC innovations, we now – in theory – have all of the tools that we need to treat any disease. So what are we missing? What are we not doing to prepare everyone everywhere to benefit from the future of regenerative medicine?
Dr Drew Taylor, Co-Founder & CEO, Acorn Biolabs
2.35 p.m. – 3.35 p.m. – Round Table Discussions
The opportunity for attendees to join a focused discussion on a specific area of wellness
3.35 p.m. – 4.00 p.m. Networking Break & Energizer Sessions
4.00 p.m. – 4.25 p.m. – Fostering inclusion to drive engagement, retention and wellbeing
Inclusion is not a new focus for many organisations and it is widely accepted that to ensure that people form diverse backgrounds thrive and are able to contribute to their full potential, an inclusive culture is essential. In this session we will explore:
Sacha de Klerk, Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Norton Rose Fulbright
4:25 p.m. – 4.50 p.m. – The Impact of Diversity Initiatives on the Employee Experience
Andrea Wolfson, Partner – People and Workforce, EY
4.50 p.m. – 4.55 p.m. – Chair’s closing remarks
4:55 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Networking Drinks Reception