Businesses in the Golden Horseshoe and Northern Ontario regions can easily find relevant and practical solutions to improve safety and productivity this November, as WSPS continues its series of regional conferences with events in Niagara Falls (November 16) and Thunder Bay (November 7-8).
"Our regional conferences always fill up fast, so I suggest delegates reserve their spot as soon as possible," says Sandi Buscarini, WSPS' program lead, events programming and delivery. "Local planning committees handpick sessions to reflect the health and safety needs of the community."
Both of these events feature early bird registration rates, session speakers who offer new perspectives and advice on pressing health and safety issues facing workplaces in these regions. They’re complemented by engaging and motivating keynote speakers and bustling trade shows where you can mix and mingle with other delegates, meet vendors, and discover new products, services, and programs. Here are some highlights.
Forum North (November 7-8, Thunder Bay)
The event begins with an optional pre-conference workshop on November 6: Indigenous Cultural Resilience & Trauma. Explore new strategies for engaging with Indigenous people.
Keynotes: Marnie McBean
, Olympic champion and author, offers a framework for success that transcends sports and applies to any competitive environment. Gord Ellis
, senior editor, Ontario Out of Doors magazine, and reporter, CBC Thunder Bay, knows how quickly things can go wrong outdoors, and shares simple ways to stay safe.
Among the session highlights: Road Map to Mental Harm Prevention, Doing More with Less and Contractors Do the Rest, and High Times: OH&S Implications of Legalizing Marijuana.
Keynotes: Allan Kehler
, author, instructor and motivational speaker, discusses how workers and workplaces benefit when we replace stigma and judgment with compassion. Michael Landsberg
, host of TSN’s Off the Record
shares his struggles and triumphs with mental illness.
Session highlights: Responding to Workplace Bullying and Harassment, The Effective Investigator: A Practical Case Study, Creating Mental Wellbeing Through a Positive Culture, and more.
Golden Horseshoe (November 16, Niagara Falls)
Keynotes: Michael Landsberg
, plus Tim Caulfield
, author, research director and health law lawyer, who debunks common health myths and provides practical evidence-based information on how to live a healthy lifestyle.
Session highlights: High Times: OH&S Implications of Legalizing Marijuana, What Should a Supervisor Do Besides Bossing People Around, Beyond GHS: Managing Your Chemical Program, Panel Presentation - Hiring Outside Contractors, Move or Die: How the Sedentary Life is Killing Us, and more.
Both events feature a trade show with innovative new products and services available in your area.
Take advantage of our early bird rates before they expire:
- Forum North - early bird rate expires on October 31.
- Golden Horseshoe - super early bird rate expires on October 26.
If you're in Southwestern Ontario, you still have time to register for the October 25th Partners in Prevention conference in Kitchener.
These three events wrap up our fall schedule. Mark this date in spring 2018: WSPS' national Partners in Prevention Health & Safety Conference & Trade Show, May 1-2, Mississauga.