2018 First Nations Health and Safety Symposium

2018 First Nations Health and Safety Symposium
2018 First Nations Health and Safety Symposium
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Aaniin! Plan to join us for the 2018 First Nations Workplace Health and Safety Symposium.

This is the year to grow your health and safety network with industry experts that can provide support and help to improve your business performance. Together, we will build a community of collaboration by; recognizing and controlling risks in your workplace, improving your safety performance, and by gaining insight from industry experts and other health & safety professionals. Don't miss you chance to take part in this day of learning!

Who Should Attend?

  • Chiefs and Councilors
  • Friendship Centre Directors and Owners
  • First Nation Senior Managers, Departmental Managers and Supervisors
  • Managers of First Nation businesses
  • Human Resources Staff
  • Workplace Health and Safety Committee Members


Kelly Brownbill

Keynote Presentation: Adapting Traditional Wisdoms into Health and Safety

Speaker: Kelly Brownbill, Educator, Facilitator and Consultant
WabzheshiDodem, Marten Clan and Member of the Flat Bay Community of Mi'kmaq Nation in Newfoundland

For thousands upon thousands of generations before contact, Indigenous people lived a full and satisfying life in an environment that today is often labelled as "hostile". Our ancestors surely knew some stuff about keeping one another safe! This presentation will explore the ways ancient wisdom can be harnessed even in our 21st century world. Kelly will discuss ways that you can develop your own approach to health and safety, utilizing the gifts of your ancestors.

Delivery method

This course is only delivered in a public classroom.



Event Information

Symposium at a Glance (Please refer to brochure for session descriptions)

7:30 - 8:30 am Registration and Breakfast
8:00 - 8:30 am Opening Prayer and Smudge
8:30 -9:30 am Morning Keynote Presentation: Kelly Brownbill
9:45 - 10:45 am Series 1 Sessions
10:45 - 11:00 am Coffee Break
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Series 2 Sessions
12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch and Networking
1:00 - 3:00 pm Series 3 Sessions
3:15 - 3:45 pm Presentation
3:45 - 4:15 pm Closing Circle


2018 First Nations Health and Safety Symposium
Download the Full Symposium Brochure (658 KB PDF)

The full 2018 First Nations Health and Safety Symposium brochure with schedule in printable PDF format.

Event Cost

  Regular Rate
Full Conference $199 + HST
Special Bonus Offer* $99 + HST

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

$49 + HST

If you register to attend Partners in Prevention Northeastern (Sudbury, October 3-4, 2018) or Southwestern (Kitchener, October 24) Conference, your fee to attend the First Nations Symposium will be discounted to $99 + HST!  Registration to either conference location must be made at the time payment is made to attend the First Nations Symposium in order to qualify for the special bonus rate. If interested, please contact Customer Care or to register online please visit:

** Student rate: Available to full time students on proof of Student ID#. Limited spaces available! Early bird discounts do not apply. 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.


If you are attending First Nations Health And Safety Symposium only. Discounts and/or special offers will not apply. Volunteer, safety group, volume discounts and any other discounts or special offers cannot be combined.

Registration rate include breakfast, keynote speaker, lunch and sessions. 

Space is limited. We reserve the right to make venue and date changes with notice, speaker changes without notice and/or cancel an event due to low registration. Substitutions welcome anytime. No refunds or cancellations accepted after the following dates:

  • September 25, 2018 - Sudbury Location
  • October 16, 2018 - Kitchener Location

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

Select a Scheduled Location and Date

1 scheduled date(s)
Location Function No. Date Time Notes Price
Kitchener - Bingemans Conference Centre 208231 Oct 23, 2018 07:30:00 AM $199.00