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.

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

 

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

Sandy McIntosh, Executive Vice-president, People & Culture and Chief Human Resources Officer, TELUS

Sandy McIntosh, Executive Vice-president, People & Culture and Chief Human Resources Officer, TELUS


Sandy and her team lead a world-class people and culture strategy for more than 47,000 TELUS team members globally

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, Director, Employee Engagement Programs, Salesforce

Kathryn Bowen, Director, Employee Engagement Programs, Salesforce


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

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

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

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

Dr Drew Taylor, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Acorn Biolabs

Dr Drew Taylor, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Acorn Biolabs


Biologist & former professional athlete, Drew has charted his path across molecular cell biology, science & baseball with steadfast passion

Jaty Tam, Co-Founder, Well Street Health

Jaty Tam, Co-Founder, Well Street Health


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 

Jaty Tam, Medical Director at Well Street, Naturopathic Doctor and Workplace Wellness Expert, will lead a short exercise to get your mind and body ready for a full day of speakers. Before starting your day, boost your energy, release tense muscles, and spark a “positive stress” mindsets

 

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 McIntoshExecutive 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

  • 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

 

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 

  • 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 

 

11:30 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?

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:

  • 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

 

12:45 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

  • 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?

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:

  • What does it mean to have an inclusive culture?
  • Key wins, pitfalls and tactics to accelerating cultural change across and beyond the organisation.
  • The importance of creating accountability to drive engagement, retention and wellbeing.

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

  • 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 

 

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

 

4:55 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Networking Drinks Reception

 


Acorn

Acorn

Live a longer healthier tomorrow





B3 Wellness

B3 Wellness





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





Cubic Health

Cubic Health

Cubic’s analytics-powered solutions make your benefits plan stronger





Happiness Planner

Happiness Planner

We design beautiful inspirational tools that help you cultivate happiness, foster personal growth, and live your best life





Herman Miller

Herman Miller

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





SWIFT WorkWellness

SWIFT WorkWellness

Daily health & wellness support at work





Well Street

Well Street

Well Street consults with & empowers organizations to take a proactive path to employee health & wellness.
“Vitality Creates Productivity”





InsideOut Awards

InsideOut Awards

The InsideOut Mental Health Awards will celebrate our mental health and the organisations and individuals who champion it!





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





Media Planet

Media Planet

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




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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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