Media Advisory - Western Workplace Health 2008: Mental Health Productivity and Performance

    CALGARY, June 9 /CNW Telbec/ - Mental health is the largest untreated
epidemic affecting Canadian workers. Mental health experts discuss strategies
and share insights to help improve the health and effectiveness of Canada's
workforce at the Western Workplace Health 2008: Mental Health, Productivity
and Performance conference, hosted by The Conference Board of Canada.

    When:  Wednesday, June 11 and Thursday, June 12, 2008

    Who:   Mike Schwartz, Senior Vice-President, Group Benefits, The
           Great-West Life Assurance Company, and Bill Wilkerson, Co-Founder,
           Chief Executive Officer, Global Business and Economic Roundtable
           on Addiction and Mental Health, will address the issues facing
           corporate Canada as it finally makes mental health a priority, at
           9:15 a.m., Wednesday

           Kathryn Zettel, Senior Networks Manager, Human Resources
           Management Research, The Conference Board of Canada, will discuss
           how to improve and promote workplace mental health and well-being,
           at 1:15 p.m., Wednesday

           Doug Watson, Executive Medical Director, Alberta Mental Health
           Board, will explore the key factors that contribute to a mentally
           healthy workplace, at 8:15 a.m., Thursday

           Tod Maffin, CBC Broadcaster and Social Media Strategist, Tod
           Maffin Inc., will share his struggle with mental illness and the
           lessons he learned about being successful in today's stressful
           business environment during his presentation Taking Crazy Back, at
           8:45 a.m. Thursday

    Where: The Coast Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre, 1316 33 Street NE,

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    This conference is sponsored by Great-West Life, Shepell-fgi, and
Canadian HR Reporter.

For further information:

For further information: or media accreditation, contact: Yvonne
Squires, Marketing and Communications Coordinator, (613) 526-3090, ext. 221,; Media must register in advance

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