CPBI Ontario Benefits Outlook Signature Series: Workplace Wellness - What Works and Why

March 6, 2018 8:00 AM to 10:00 AMVantage Venues, 150 King St W, Toronto, ON M5H 1J9, Toronto, Ontario
Area of Interest: Benefits, Networking Format:

*Registration deadline: February 28, 2018 12PM EST. Online registration will close on this date.

Session description

Company wellness programs have become common place in many workplaces. How should wellness be defined and what can a wellness program include to be successful? What should plan sponsors consider before implementing or changing a wellness program?  Join us for this interactive discussion where our speakers will provide the legal, plan sponsor, wellness company and insurance company perspectives and insights on the topic, including best practices and risk management.


Mary Duncan, CHRL
Chief Human Resources Officer, CAA Club Group

Mary joined CAA Club Group in 2004 and has been the Chief Human Resources Officer since July 2016.  In her role she is responsible for overseeing all aspects of Human Resources including Talent Management, Learning and Development, Total Rewards, Corporate Communications, and Facilities and Corporate Services.

Prior to joining CAA Club Group, Mary spent the majority of her career in the financial services industry based in Toronto. She enjoyed a progressive career with the Canada Life Assurance Company; her final role was Human Resources Assistant Vice President, Total Rewards, Executive Compensation, and HRIS.


Paula Pettit,
Associate, Miller Thomson

Paula Pettit’s practice focuses on Labour and Employment Law. She brings over 15 years’ of experience in labour relations to her practice, providing pragmatic advice with a view to achieving optimal results in a cost-effective manner. While Paula has advocated on behalf of management in a variety of settings and industries, she started her career in labour relations in film and television. In addition to the entertainment industry, she has acted for public and private sector employers, advising clients on their rights regarding labour relations, employment standards, human rights, privacy, occupational health and safety, workers’ compensation, pension benefits and pay equity.


Laura Pratt, B.A., C.I.M., H.I.A.A., I.C.A.,

National Practice Leader, Organizational Health, Great-West Life

Laura is the Practice Leader for Great-West Life’s national team of Organizational Health Consultants.  Laura and her team are dedicated to identifying and addressing the disability management and wellness needs of numerous organizations and industries. Laura has over 30 years of experience in the field of Disability Management and Organizational Health. Laura also has a degree in English from Dalhousie University, a Certificate in Human Resources from Fanshawe College, and she completed the Canadian Institute of Management (CIM) designation through studies at Western University. She has also attained industry designations from the Health Insurance Association of America (HIAA) and the International Claims Association (ICA).  

Eda Shere, Wellpoint Health Services

Eda is passionate about mental health and wellness and has spent the majority of her career in the Corporate Health and Wellness industry. She has worked with organizations such as Best Doctors, Medcan, Homewood Health and Wellpoint Health. As the Director of Business Development for Wellpoint Health, Eda offers Canadian employers high tech and high touch solutions to support their wellness initiatives. Wellpoint Health’s three pronged approach: Assess, Plan, Act, supports employers in understanding their employees’ needs, and in implementing solutions that have the most impact on improving employee health.



  • Breakfast: 8:00am - 8:30am
  • Presentation: 8:30 am - 10:00 am



Vantage Venues
150 King St W, 27th floor
Toronto, ON


CE Credit


Certificates confirming education hours will be applied for at The Institute. You need to sign the attendance sheet at the registration table.

Fees and Registration
Membership Types Regular Price
Regular membership $75.00 CDN
Plan Sponsor Individual Membership $75.00 CDN
Associate $75.00 CDN
Student $75.00 CDN
Non Member $140.00 CDN
Member Price Non Member Price
Table of 8 $800.00 CDN $800.00 CDN
Cancellation Policy