Greater Toronto Area Networking Meeting: Mental Health at Work®

Greater Toronto Area Networking Meeting: Mental Health at Work®

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Greater Toronto Area Excellence Canada Networking Meeting
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Discussion: Mental Health at Work®

Excellence Canada partners and guests (subject to availability) are invited to attend this regional networking meeting which promotes the awareness and sharing of experiences with Excellence Canada's Progressive Excellence Program, the Canada Awards for Excellence and the value of partnership.

In addition to networking with other Excellence Canada partners, you will have the opportunity to hear from our speakers (to be announced), who will share their wealth of knowledge and expertise on the popular topic of Mental Health at Work.

9:00 AM Arrival, mingling and coffee
9:30 AM

Official Welcome:
Cori Lawson-Roberts, AVP, National Disability Services, Group Benefits, Manulife Financial

9:40 AM

Welcome & agenda overview by GTA Networking Meeting Co- Chairs:

Janice Smith, Director, People & Organizational Performance, Delta Hotels and Resorts

Kevin Braun, Director, Quality & Strategic Planning, Ricoh Canada

9:50 AM - 10:05 AM Excellence Canada update: Allan Ebedes, President  & CEO
10:05 AM - 10:30 AM

Karen Jackson, Senior Advisor, Healthy Workplace Strategies,Excellence Canada,
will present an overview of the Mental Health at Work® Standard.
The PPT will be posted in the Partners Resource Centre following the event.

10:30 AM - 10:50 AM

Networking Break.

Light refreshments courtesy of Manulife Financial.

Be sure to participate in the Biz Card Exchange at the Registration table.
A list of scanned cards will be emailed to all participants.

10:50 AM - 11:50 AM Guest Speakers presentations, Q&A:

Bill Wilkerson, Executive Chairman
Mental Health International
“Valuing Minds in the New Workplace of Mental Health and Safety”

Marg Bellman, Executive Vice-President, Return to Work Services
Homewood Health
“The Executive Conversation”

Meg Petkoff, Respectful Workplace Advisor
Hamilton Wentworth Catholic School Board
Client Perspective on Excellence Canada’s Mental Health at Work® Standard

11:50 AM-12:00 PM Closing remarks by the Co-Chairs. Event survey distribution.



Only a few spots left! Register now!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Kristen Dunn, Manager, Partnership & Training at


We would like to thank our Founding Partner, Manulife Financial, for hosting this event!