Media Advisory -- Margaret Trudeau Presentation and Book Signing

TORONTO, June 9, 2014 /CNW/ - Margaret Trudeau will raise awareness of the stigma around mental illness during her keynote luncheon presentation, "Changing my Mind," at Workplace Wellness and Mental Health 2014, hosted by The Conference Board of Canada.

Following her presentation, Mrs. Trudeau will be hosting a book signing, and will meet and speak with conference attendees.

The Conference Board of Canada will present the findings of two research studies at Workplace Wellness and Mental Health 2014. Karla Thorpe will discuss the effects of substance abuse at work, along with the policies and practices employers can adopt to address this growing workplace issue. Louise MH Chénier, will share the results of a new study that examines how Canadian employers can manage workplace fatigue and help workers get the rest they need to function safely and effectively at work.

Who:   Margaret Trudeau - Celebrated Canadian and Mental Health Advocate
When:   June 10, 2014 - 12:00pm - Luncheon and Keynote Presentation,     
"Changing My Mind" (Book-signing and meeting to follow)
Where:  Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel (525 Bay St, Toronto, ON    M5G 2L2)
Note:   Event speakers include:
  Karla Thorpe - Director, Workplace Health and Wellness Research,
The Conference Board of Canada
  Louise MH Chénier - Senior Research Associate, Workplace Health and Wellness Research, The Conference Board of Canada
  Dave Rodney - Associate Minister of Wellness, Alberta Health
  Dr. Marie-Hélène Pelletier - Director, Workplace Mental Health
Sun Life Financial
  Emmanuelle A. Gaudette - Manager, Prevention, Health and     Wellness, The Standard Life Assurance Company   
  Matt Miles - Vice-President, Product and Marketing  Manulife     Financial

For the full schedule and times visit: http://www.conferenceboard.ca/conf/workwellness/default.aspx Follow the Workplace Wellness and Mental Health 2014 on Twitter with the hashtag: #CBoCHealth

The Workplace Wellness and Mental Health 2014 conference is presented in  partnership with our event sponsors: Manulife Financial, Homewood Health, The Standard Life Assurance Company of Canada, Buck Consultants Limited, McKesson Canada and Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada

SOURCE Conference Board of Canada

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William Logan, Communications Coordinator
Tel.: (613) 526-3090, ext. 437. E-mail: corpcomm@conferenceboard.ca