Health & Safety Canada 2009

    Media Advisory/News Tip/Photo Opportunity

    TORONTO, April 21 /CNW/ -

    Media Advisory for Tuesday, April 21, 2009
    What:   Health & Safety Canada 2009, largest health and safety show in
    Who:    IAPA (Industrial Accident Prevention Association)
    Where:  Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building
            222 Bremner Blvd (Note: check in at Media Room 710, South
    When:   Conference runs Monday, April 20 - Wednesday, April 22, 2009

    Tuesday, April 21, 2009 - Available for coverage:
    8:00 a.m.  Keynote Speaker: Tim Flannery, The Weather Makers: How Man is
               Changing the Climate, What It Means for Life of Earth

    Tim Flannery lays out how our actions are damaging the planet. His
    message is terrifyingly clear, but never defeating. This keynote is a
    call-to-arms, featuring a plethora of solutions that can combat this
    great, but not insurmountable, challenge. He draws a path through
    politics, economics, activism, scientific discovery, and corporate
    leadership, showing us how actions at every level of government, at every
    scale of industry, in every decision we make as consumers, can lead us
    back to an environmentally stable and economically robust planet.

    8:30 a.m.  Leadership Summit 2009 - DNA of a Winning Culture: Imagine.
               Innovate. Inspire

    Imperial Room, Fairmont Royal York Hotel, 100 Front St. W.

    This fourth annual gathering of business leaders will explore the role
    that corporate culture plays in motivating and helping organizations
    transform their workplace culture, enabling them to attract and retain
    their greatest asset - their employees, using imagination, innovation,
    and inspiration as the necessary building blocks to establishing and
    maintaining a winning culture.
    -  Opening remarks by the Honourable Michael Kirby, Honourary Chair of
       Health & Safety Canada 2009 and a leading advocate of mental health
    -  Keynote Speaker: Tim Sanders, Former Yahoo! Leadership Coach and
       Best-selling Author - Saving the World at Work outlining his mission
       to transform the workplace - and society at large.

       Additional speakers include:

       9:30 a.m.  Jantzi Research: Leading-edge social investment analysis -
                  Who's Looking and Why It Matters
      10:30 a.m.  Joseph Ricciuti, Director Client Solutions, Canada Group &
                  Health Care, Watson Wyatt Worldwide Quantifying and
                  Strategizing Culture
      11:15 a.m.  Dr. Edgardo Pérez, CEO & President, Homewood Corporation,
                  Homewood Health Centre Inc., Investing in Our Culture
       1:00 p.m.  Adwoa K. Buahene, Co-founder, Managing Partner, n-gen
                  People Performance Four Generations - Four Approaches to
                  Work: How to Get, Keep and Grow All Four Generations
       1:45 a.m.  Sue Wuthrich, Director of Global Benefits, Google Inc.,
                  Fortune Magazine's No. 1 Best Place to Work

    9:30 a.m.  LINK Youth Health & Safety Forum

    The LINK Youth Health & Safety Forum, taking place on the first two days
    of conference, is where students and delegates will learn about workplace
    hazards, the law, and rights and responsibilities for keeping young
    workers safe on the job. The Forum will feature an inspirational keynote
    address from Stacie Louttit and Marc Shaw, members of the 2008 Canadian
    Paralympic Sailing Team, award-winning student videos from the Workplace
    Safety and Insurance Board, an interactive game show, and a personal
    story from Eric Olivieri, a young, injured worker. As well, there will be
    winning drama performances from two high schools that won the LINK
    regional drama competition. Students will have the opportunity to put
    their talents on display as they perform their original productions that
    focus on workplace health and safety.

    9:30 a.m.  Bullying at Work: Managing Rights and Responsibilities on a

    Bullying or psychological harassment at work is one problem that just
    will not go away. Learn more about the subject and how to balance
    individual and collective rights and the employer's right to manage.

    9:30 a.m.  Answering the Challenge of Accommodating a Diverse Workforce

    Ergonomic insights into the latest research and practical ways that
    ergonomics can impact a diverse workforce, an aging workforce, and an
    obese workforce will be discussed at this session.

    11:15 a.m.  Workplace Violence Prevention

    Workplaces need policies, assessment tools, and programs to address
    physical and psychological violence, bullying, abuse, harassment, and
    domestic violence in the workplace. Two experts in the field will
    identify and discuss prevention options and resources that can be adapted
    for the workplace.

    All day at the show: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Trade Show, Action Alley,
    Health and Wellness Centre, book signings at the Book Store.

For further information:

For further information: Edye Rome, Edye Rome Communication Services,
Tel: (416) 785-6213, Cell: (416) 993-6213, Email:

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