An Itch that Needs to be Scratched: Winning Tactics in the Urgent Drive for Workplace Health and Prevention

April 28, 2014 7:30 AM to 11:30 AMFour Seasons Hotel, Vancouver, British Columbia
Area of Interest: Benefits Format: In Person

HR leaders and benefits executives all across the globe are under increasing pressure to take steps to improve the health of their working populations. This ½ Day Education Symposium will bring together industry experts from all over North America to tackle the current issues and offer strategies and research on successful programs that have improved workplace health.

Who should attend:Plan Sponsors, Consultants, Brokers, Insurance Providers and Strategic Partners interested in Benefits that relate to Health and Wellness Strategies

Learning Objectives:

Dr. Thomas Parry will begin by providing a high level understanding of how and why organizations should develop health and wellness strategies. He will address three critical questions to employers which are: (1) what are the dimensions of health that must be included in any assessment of the impacts of workforce health improvement, (2) how do senior leaders see health and how can a business case be made to them, and (3) what are the critical data and metrics that employers need to track to understand the leading indicators of health.

Mary Ann Baynton will then help employers understand what psychological health and safety in the workplace means in practical terms and why it matters to the success of your organization. She will provide resources available in the public domain that can lead to measurable results.

The Symposium will then conclude by bringing on Janet Crowe from TELUS and Jeff Harrison from London HYDRO who represent successful organizations that have developed and implemented health and wellness strategies that have positively impacted their workplace culture.

Their discussion will include:

  • Overcoming the barriers to building a successful wellness program
  • Challenges they originally faced
  • Strategies to engage employee involvement
  • Outcomes from their initiatives


An all-star line of up of speakers being brought to you by the CPBI Pacific Region for a fraction of what it would normally cost whether you are a member or not ($40 per person). Please feel free to invite your clients and colleagues to this exciting ½ day event!

CE Credit certificates confirming education hours will be offered, with which attendees may seek corresponding accreditation via their preferred regulatory body. 
Space is limited and expected to sell out so please register today

Speakers for the symposium include:

Dr. Thomas Perry Dr. Thomas Perry, President and CEO of San Francisco-based Integrated Benefits Institute (IBI). IBI is a not-for-profit organization that provides research, benchmarking and educational programs to improve health, lost-time and productivity management across North America.
Mary Ann Baynton Mary Ann Baynton, Program Director of the GWL Centre for Mental Health in the Workplace. Mary Ann is the author of "Resolving Workplace Issues" and co-author of "Preventing Workplace Meltdown: An Employer’s Guide to Maintaining a Psychologically Safe Workplace".
Janet Crowe Janet Crowe, Director of Wellness and Work Life Solutions at TELUS. Janet is a thought leader in corporate wellness who spearheads an award winning wellness team at TELUS promoting healthy living, prevention and mental health in the workplace.
Jeff Harrison Jeff Harrison, Manager of Health and Safety at London Hydro, Ontario. Jeff has directed many safety achievements for London Hydro including the ESA Powerline Safety Award and the IHSA President’s Award for 2013. Jeff’s efforts contributed to London Hydro being named a Finalist with Benefits Canada for its Health and Wellness Program in 2013.
Fees and Registration
Membership Types Regular Price
Regular membership $40.00 CDN
Associate $40.00 CDN
Student $40.00 CDN
Non Member $40.00 CDN
Member Price Non Member Price
Table of 8 $256.00 CDN $256.00 CDN

Schedule & location

  • 7:30 to 8:00 AM Registration & Breakfast,
  • 8:00 to 11:30 AM Sessions
  • Four Seasons Hotel, 791 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC