I’m honoured to have the opportunity to welcome Ilan Godlenblatt to the event. Ilan was the Campaign Manager for Paul Manly in the recent by-election that happened on May 6th. The result of which was the 2nd Green MP ever elected to the Canadian Parliament. An impressive result. Ilan is now Paul’s Constituency Coordinator, coordinating Paul’s office and activities in our riding of Nanaimo-Ladysmith.
While Paul will be engaged with his duties in Ottawa on the 30th, Ilan will be taking some time during the morning welcome to present thoughts on the value of healthy workplaces in Nanaimo, and the value to the community.
**Update-May 20th 2019**
I am thrilled, and grateful for the opportunity to be able to welcome Yvonne Rigsby-Jones to the event. She will be welcoming the speakers and attendees on behalf of Snuneymuxw First Nation, and also taking my speaking spot to share her insights on the topic of staying grounded.
Spending a significant amount of time at work, with clients, or colleagues can be demanding. Yvonne will share her perspective on “Grounded in Wellness” and discuss the concept of being grounded, and how this mindset can influence your perspective, and the outcomes of your day, at work and elsewhere throughout your life.
Join us at the Grand Hotel in Nanaimo on May 30th 2019 for a half day event looking at some key aspects of wellness in the workplace, it’s relationship to health and safety, and how wellness can affect work, and in turn how work can affect wellness.
There will be a number of speakers who can provide insights, examples, and resources to help create a work environment that supports employee’s well being, and in turn creates benefits for the organization as well.
The event agenda is below:
|7:30-8:00am||Attendee arrival, registration, tea and coffee|
|8:00 am||Snuneymuxy welcome, Green Party welcome||Welcome and introduction to event, exhibitors, and concept of Wellness at Work||Yvonne Rigsby-Jones, Ilan Goldenblatt, Scott Lescak|
|8:30 am||Canadian Mental Health Association||Navigating Mental Health in the Workplace||Dennis Larabee|
|9:00 am||Salish Sea Psychology||Toxic Stress, Vicarious Trauma, and Burnout||Dr. Joanne Crandall|
|9:30 am||Break – Exhibition Visits|
|9:45 am||Step Up To The Plate Nutrition||Wellness/Nutrition and the Workplace||Tricia Pearson, CNP|
|10:15 am||Fatigue Science||Effects of Workplace Fatigue||Karl Woll|
|10:45 am||Break – Exhibition Visits|
|11:00 am||Snuneymuxw First Nation||Grounded in Wellness||Yvonne Rigsby-Jones|
|11:30 am||Island Group Benefits||Benefits and Wellness – Plan Value||Brad Woods, CHS|
|12:00 pm||Networking||Thank you to speakers, light lunch, networking, and exhibitions||All|
The event is aimed at providing human resources, and safety practitioners, as well as supervisors, managers, and business owners support in assessing and developing opportunities to improve wellness in the workplace.
After the speakers have wrapped up, a light lunch will be provided while both speakers and attendees have an opportunity to network, and discuss highlights, questions, comments, and observations that have come up during the event.
Please click on the event poster link below for more information, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot.
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