Wellnes green ribbon image AMO’s Wellness & Mental Health in the Municipal Workplace Symposium
Holiday Inn Toronto International Airport, Etobicoke ON M9W 1J9

May 29, 2019 / 8:45am – 4:30pm
 
Time
Topic
8:00 - 8:45 am
 
Registration & Breakfast
8:45 - 9:00 am

 
Introductions & Welcome
  • Monika Turner, Director of Policy, AMO
9:00 - 10:00 am
 
Keynote: Wellness and how to look after ourselves
  • Dr. Katy Kamkar, Ph.D., C. Psych., CAMH
10:00 - 10:45 am
 
Legal Responsibilities of Employers re: Wellness & Mental Health in the Workplace
  • Kathryn L. Meehan, Partner, Hicks Morley
10:45 - 11:00 am
 
Break
11:00 - 11:45 am
 
Prevention: What Municipal Employers Need to Know from a Practical and Best Practices Perspective
  • Ron Kelusky, Ministry of Labour
  • Joanne Gordon, Workplace Safety & Insurance Board
  • Dr. Lisa Couperthwaite, Ph.D., C. Psych, Workplace Safety & Insurance Board
11:45 - 12:15 pm
 
Let’s Talk Culture and Stigma in the Workplace
  • Jon Pegg, Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management
12:15 - 12:55 pm
 
Lunch
12:55 - 1:00 pm Learn How 4S Consulting Services Inc. Can Help!
  • Sobi Ragunathan, Compliance Partner, 4S Consulting Services
1:00 - 2:00 pm
 
Panel Discussion: Best Practices on Staff Wellness Plans
  • Agnes McLachlan, Wellness and Abilities Management Specialist, City of Barrie
  • Kevin McNab, Director of Paramedic Services, County of Grey
  • Louise Ann Riddell, Manager of Strategic Healthy Workplace, City of Mississauga
  • Tim Beckett, Fire Chief & Director of Emergency Management, City of Mississauga
  • Brittany Dunlop, Lead, Wellness, Regional Municipality of York
2:00 - 2:30 pm
 
Workplace Health: A Public Health Perspective
  • Dr. Charles Gardner, Medical Officer of Health, Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit (SMDHU)
2:30 - 2:45 pm
 
Break
2:45 - 3:45 pm
 
Panel Discussion: Best Practices on PTSD Prevention In Emergency Services
  • Mark Berney, Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs (OAFC)
  • Bryan Larkin, Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP)
  • Michael Sanderson, Ontario Association of Paramedic Chiefs (OAPC)
3:45 - 4:15 pm
 
Overview of Available Resources & Training
  • Kim Slade, Director Emerging Markets and Commercialization, Public Services Health and Safety Association (PSHSA)
4:15 - 4:30 pm Closing Remarks
  • Amber Crawford, Policy Advisor, AMO