Growing healthy organizations "a business imperative" in today's economy
NANAIMO, B.C., May 4 /CNW/ - Toronto will play host city to the 15th annual Health Work & Wellness™ Conference 2011, taking place at the
Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, October 4 to 6. The conference is Canada's
leading forum on building healthy organizations, and brings together
hundreds of leaders in the organizational health community in Canada,
as well as senior management in both the private and public sectors
intent on supporting healthy change in their workplaces.
The cost to the Canadian economy from workplace stress, depression and
mental illness is a staggering 35 million lost workdays and an
estimated $35 billion in lost productivity annually, according to the
Global Business and Economic Roundtable on Mental Health.
Health Work & Wellness™ Conference President and founder, Deborah
Connors said that the theme of this year's conference is a call to
action for the Canadian private and public sectors to make
organizational health a business imperative. "During this economic
recovery, a healthy organization is critical for recruitment, retention
and success," said Connors. "As companies go through reorganization and
downsizing, work intensifies and loyalty is impacted; therefore a
healthy workplace that emphasizes wellness is essential. We define a
healthy organization as one where the workplace culture, leadership
practices and the psycho-social environment merge so people can be at
Connors said that delegates to the conference will discover the new
perspective required to navigate these chaotic economic times from the
global line up of guests, seminars and keynote speakers at the
conference. "I invite you to discover how you can shift from 'strategic
planning' to 'strategic thinking' and inspire your staff to give their
personal best," said Connors. "By joining us at Conference 2011: A
Business Imperative, delegates will discover how to create a workplace
culture that supports the needs of employees for mental, physical,
emotional, spiritual and social well-being."
Delegate registration for Conference 2011 is now available at www.healthworkandwellness.com under the Conference 2011 menu bar.
Major corporate partners for this year's Conference include Great-West
Life, the Great-West Life Centre for Mental Health in the Workplace,
Morneau Shepell, Homewood Human Solutions, SunLife, Desjardins
Financial Security and Ceridian. More than 500 delegates from across
Canada, the U.S. and overseas are expected to attend this year's event.
About Health Work & Wellness™
We are a dedicated group of organizational health proponents and
professionals who are passionate about creating extraordinary
workplaces. We present opportunities for education, dialogue and
inspiration, our most well-known being our annual national conference on organizational health. We are a leading resource for information, tools and strategies and a
year-round forum for innovative idea exchange.
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