Wellbeing at Work event Toronto 2019

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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:

  • Learn how multinational organizations are creating workplaces that thrive 
  • Leadership panel discussions informing workplace change
  • Employer case studies providing the secrets to employee wellbeing success
  • International experts bring best-practise from across the globe
  • Invaluable networking with business and HR leaders 

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!

Join the conversation before the event on Twitter & Linkedin using #wbevent19

More Speakers to be announced shortly!

Lisa Kimmel, Chair & CEO, Edelman Canada

Lisa Kimmel, Chair & CEO, Edelman Canada


Lisa oversees Edelman’s Canadian and Latin American operations, and sits on the firm’s Global Operations Committee

Matt Price, Head of Human Resources Canada, Unilever

Matt Price, Head of Human Resources Canada, Unilever


Senior leader with particular expertise in talent management, organizational and leadership development

Candace DiCresce, Senior Director Safety & Well-being, Rogers Communications

Candace DiCresce, Senior Director Safety & Well-being, Rogers Communications


Responsible for the strategic oversight of Rogers health & safety & well-being policies, programs, & reporting

Kathryn Bowen, Senior Marketing Manager, Employee Engagement, Salesforce

Kathryn Bowen, Senior Marketing Manager, Employee Engagement, Salesforce


Educate and empower employees to put their wellbeing first by developing and implementing the Camp Pono wellbeing program

Charles Caouette, VP, Global HR Business Solutions & Workforce Analytics, Manulife

Charles Caouette, VP, Global HR Business Solutions & Workforce Analytics, Manulife


Passionate and dedicated to deliver innovative solutions to support key business strategies and operational excellence

Debbie Singh, EVP, People & Culture, Canadian Cancer Society

Debbie Singh, EVP, People & Culture, Canadian Cancer Society


Driven to weave values throughout an organization for culture creation

Sacha de Klerk, Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Norton Rose Fulbright

Sacha de Klerk, Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Norton Rose Fulbright


International D&I leader with experience in establishing & implementing programs and initiatives in complex organizations

Andrea Wolfson, Partner – People and Workforce, EY

Andrea Wolfson, Partner – People and Workforce, EY


A strategic change management and HR leader in EY’s People and Workforce advisory practice

Cheryl Kerrigan, Vice President People, BlueCat

Cheryl Kerrigan, Vice President People, BlueCat


Global HR Executive with over 15 years of experience focused on recruiting, retaining and inspiring employees

Travis Windling, HR Analytics Lead, Human Resources, Manulife

Travis Windling, HR Analytics Lead, Human Resources, Manulife


Responsible for HR data to support advanced analytics @Manulife

Penny Farinha, VP Human Resources, ecobee

Penny Farinha, VP Human Resources, ecobee


Leading HR, Recruitment and Learning & Development at ecobee as they quickly grow and redefine the connected home space

Brett Reed, Head of Talent, SnapTravel

Brett Reed, Head of Talent, SnapTravel


Building and growing the teams + leaders at SnapTravel that are bringing conversational commerce to life

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

Michelle Brooks, Director, People & Culture, Security Compass

Michelle Brooks, Director, People & Culture, Security Compass


Executive with proven track record of building high performance teams to propel organizations into high growth by building engaging cultures

 

8:00 a.m. – Registration & Breakfast Networking

 

8:50 a.m. – 9.00 a.m. – Welcome and Chair’s Opening Remarks

Candace DiCresce, Senior Director Safety & Well-being, Rogers Communications 

 

9:00 – 09:25 – 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

 

9:25 – 9.50 – Adopting a Strategic Approach to the Employee Experience

  • What does are the modern workforce look like and what do they need?
  • How do employers go about really understanding their people and what they need to be at their best?
  • Adopting a holistic approach to the workplace experience
  • Where does wellness fit into the workplace employee experience?

Matt Price, Head of Human Resources Canada, Unilever

 

9:50 – 10:15 – Creating a Culture of Happiness to Boost Productivity

  • What strategies promote a culture of happiness?
  • Emotional needs in the workplace and the importance of happy environments
  • How do leaders ensure high performance teams are rooted in happiness and driven by purpose?
  • How can employers ensure careers are journeys, leaders are guides and people are heroes?

Speaker to be announced shortly

 

10:15 – 10:40    Networking Break & Energizer Sessions

 

10:40 – 10:50 – Energizer Session

Speaker to be confirmed shortly

 

10:50 a.m.  – 11:25 a.m. – Panel Debate: Attracting Talent Through a Culture of Wellness 

  • How can corporate wellness activities be utilized to attract and retain key talent?
  • Understanding the relationship between good mental health employee wellness and the retention of key talent
  • How can organizations overcome the negative impact of high levels of stress and fatigue on key employees?

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 

 

11:25 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. – Measuring Outcomes: Employee Wellbeing in the Workplace

Case Study from Herman Miller

 

11:50 p.m. – 12:15 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, Senior Marketing Manager on the Employee Engagement, Salesforce

 

12:15 p.m.  – 12:40 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:

  • identify signs and symptoms of financial distress amongst employees
  • start a confidential conversation with a financially distressed employee
  • identify resources beyond a referral to an EAP to support employees
  • list at least 2 ways to bring financial literacy into the workplace as a way to engage employees

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

 

12:40 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

  • How can people analytics help understand what initiatives by employers are effective at keeping them happy and engaged?
  • How can effective use of well-being data impact the wellbeing of employees?
  • Using people data curation and storytelling
  • What is the role of storytelling in promoting a healthy culture?

Charles Caouette Vice President, Global HR Business Solutions & Workforce Analytics and Travis Windling, HR Analytics Lead, Human Resources, Manulife

 

2.10 p.m. – 3.10 p.m.

Round Table Discussions

The opportunity for attendees to join a focused discussion on a specific area of wellness

 

3.10 p.m.  – 3.40 p.m. Networking Break & Energizer Sessions

 

3.40 p.m. – 4.05 p.m. – Achieving Full Representation in the Workforce

  • Critical means of communicating and embracing inclusivity across and beyond the organization
  • Key wins, pitfalls and tactics for not only fine-tuning D&I goals- but to keep the momentum rolling
  • The importance of using data to drive outcomes
  • How Intel is leveraging 3 major initiatives to drive the work forward

Sacha de Klerk, Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Norton Rose Fulbright

 

4:05 p.m. – 4.30 p.m. – The Impact of Diversity Initiatives on the Employee Experience

  • Why leaders should commit to creating a more diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment
  • The importance of cultivating an environment where diverse experiences and perspectives are welcome
  • Understanding how the diversity of companies’ management teams and boards can positively impact employee well-being
  • What can firms do now to actively communicate about diversity?

Andrea Wolfson, Partner – People and Workforce, EY 

 

4.25 p.m. – 4.30 p.m. – Chair’s closing remarks

 

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Networking Drinks Reception

 

Our Sponsors will be announced shortly

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Date:
8th October 2019
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Venue

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