TORONTO, June 17, 2013 /CNW/ - The Conference Board of Canada will release research findings that describe what employers do, and what they may do next, to help their workers quit smoking at Workplace Wellness and Mental Health 2013.
The two-day event will also include presentations and discussion about how successful Canadian organizations invest in their workplace wellness programs and measure the success of their efforts
|When:|| Tuesday, June 18th and Wednesday, June 19th, 2013.
|Who:|| 10:45 a.m. Tuesday—Original Conference Board Research—Smoking Cessation Programs
Karla Thorpe, Director of Leadership and Human Resources Research at The Conference Board of Canada, will reveal the results of a survey on smoking cessation programs in Canadian workplaces.
| 12:00 p.m. Tuesday—Employee Wellness at Google: An Integral Part of Being an Employer of Choice
Andrea Janus, Facilities Manager at Google Canada, will use examples from Google's Toronto office to explain how the physical design of a workplace and specific services reinforces an organization's culture.
| 11:00 a.m. Wednesday-Difficult Conversations-How Managers Discuss Mental Health with Employees
Mary Ann Archer, Partner at NxKnowledge Corporation, will lead an interactive session that will help managers deal with one of their most sensitive challenges -speaking frankly with employees about mental health.
| 12:15 p.m. Wednesday—ADHD at Work
Dr. Tim S. Bilkey, Director of Ontario Bilkey ADHD Clinic, and Zoe Kessler, Author and Journalist, will share advice to help organizations understand employees with ADHD and adapt the workplace to maximize their contributions.
|Where:||The Old Mill Inn, Toronto.|
For more information, visit: http://www.conferenceboard.ca/conf/workwellness/default.aspx
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The event is sponsored by Homewood Human Solutions, Manulife Financial, Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada, The Standard Life Assurance Company of Canada, Buck Consultants Limited, Medisys Corporate Health, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists, Canadian College of Health Leaders, Canadian Mental Health Association, Mental Health Works, Canadian Public Health Association, Healthy Minds Canada and Mood Disorders Society of Canada.
Media are asked to register in advance, as space is limited.
SOURCE: Conference Board of Canada
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For more information or media accreditation, contact:
Françoise Makanda, Media Relations Coordinator,
Tel.: (613) 526-3090, ext. 389. E-mail: [email protected].