Forum North

Thunder Bay Ontario's OH&S Conference
Your Community. Your Workplace. Your Results.

New Location!
Victoria Inn,
555 Arthur St W., Thunder Bay
November 7-8, 2017

Conference Schedule

Day 1 - November 7

Registration, Exhibit Viewing & Continental Breakfast 7:30 - 8:30 am

Marnie McBeanMarnie McBean

Olympic Champion, Speaker, Mentor, Author

The Power of More: How Small Steps Help Us Achieve Big Goals

Marnie McBean's ideas regarding performance - rigorously tested and proven - pave a path for the preparation, communication, and teamwork that are essential to winning in any competitive environment. With anecdotes and hard-earned wisdom, she connects with audiences as a real person, and leaves them with a framework for success that transcends sports and that can be applied to any competitive endeavour. Marnie helps your team do what she has done time and time again: turn potential into outstanding performance.

Series 1 Sessions 10:30 - 11:45 am
Lunch, Exhibitor Trade Show and Networking 11:45 am - 12:30 pm

Allan KehlerAllan Kehler

Author, Instructor,Saskatchewan Indian Technical Institute


Countless people are in pain and unsure how to manage their pain. Some turn to substance abuse, self-harm and even suicide. A smile can appear on the outside while they are crying on the inside. For years this was Allan Kehler. Sharing both his personal and professional experience, Allan will explain the reasons that drive people to act on these destructive behaviours in the first place. He encourages people to make their own choices, understanding that they must also face the consequences that come with their actions. Find out what can happen in workplaces that replace judgment and stigma with compassion - reduced accidents, enhanced productivity, less turnover and heightened team morale are all possible.


Series 2 Sessions 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Series 3 Sessions 3:15 - 4:15 pm

Day 2 - November 8

Registration, Continental Breakfast & Trade Show Opens 7:00 am - 7:45 am

Gord EllisGord Ellis

Journalist, Radio Broadcaster and Professional Angler

Safety in the Outdoors

For the past 30 years, Gord Ellis has written, spoken and shared stories about outdoor pursuits including fishing, hunting, boating, canoeing and camping. Gord is the senior editor for Ontario Out of Doors magazine; is a long time columnist and reporter for CBC Thunder Bay and has won more than 20 National awards for outdoor journalism. Gord will discuss some of the simple ways people who enjoy the outdoors can make the experiences safer, but no less enjoyable. He will also have examples of how quickly things can go wrong outdoors in the most unexpected ways. Gord is passionate about the outdoors and loves to share that passion with his audiences.

Series 4 Sessions 9:15 - 10:15 am
Exhibitor Trade Show and Networking 10:15 - 11:00 am
Series 5 Sessions 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Michael LandsbergMichael Landsberg

Television Host & Mental Health Advocate

Sick, Not Weak

Michael Landsberg is the charismatic and outspoken television personality - you'd never guess that he has been battling mental illness and depression for most of his life. Lifting the stigma from this topic, Landsberg delivers a powerful and personal keynote on the dangerously misunderstood issues of depression and mental health. Depression can affect even the most successful of athletes-from Clara Hughes, one of the great amateur athletes in Canada, to four-time World Series winner Darryl Strawberry. Landsberg shares the story of his own battle with mental illness, as well as the unexplored stories of some of the world's most recognizable sports figures, to show us that recovery, strength and hope are possible in some of our darkest times.

Series 6 Sessions 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Visit the Trade Show!

Trade Show

Forum North Trade Show

November 7: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
November 8: 7:00 am - 2:00 pm

A great opportunity for peer-to-peer networking and knowledge exchange. Join your fellow delegates on the trade show floor.

Special Features at the Show

Visit the exhibitors and win some great prizes!

Interactive Health Fair: Take time for yourself and your health. Visit a range of wellness providers and participate in activities that support the services they offer.

Our Sponsors

Registration Rates

  Super Early Bird Rate: Save $60
Register on or before October 17, 2017
Early Bird Rate: Save $30
Register on or before October 31, 2017
Regular Rate
After October 25
Full Conference $329 + HST $359 + HST $389 + HST
1 Day Only $229 + HST $259 + HST $289 + HST
Full Conference Company Pass* $379 + HST $409 + HST $439 + HST

Student Rate** per day
(with proof of Student ID #)

    $49 + HST

* Company pass allows for the pass to be used by one delegate at a time. Company passes are issued in the company name only.

** Student rate: Available to full time students on proof of Student ID#. Limited spaces available! Must provide student ID number at time of registration, and valid student ID card on-site. Please contact our Customer Care Department at 905-614-1400 or 1-877-494-WSPS (9777) to register and for more information.

Volume Discounts

Registrations Discount
6 to 9 5%
10 to 15 10%
16 to 20 15%
21 or more 20%
Registrations must be made at the same time to be eligible. Registration rates include continental breakfast, keynote speakers, lunch, conference sessions and admission to trade show. The early bird rate cannot be combined with any other discount or special offer. Volunteer, safety group, volume discounts and any other discounts or special offers cannot be combined.

We reserve the right to make venue and date changes with notice, speaker changes without notice and to cancel an event due to low registrations. No refunds or cancellations accepted after October 17, 2017. Substitutions welcome.

For more information, contact our Customer Care Department at 905-614-1400 or 1-877-494-WSPS (9777).

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