October 2015

It is more than just the right thing to do: Companies with a conscience cultivate mentally healthy workplaces

11:30am-1:30pm | InterContinental Hotel - 225 Front St. W., Toronto

Is your leadership striving to find solutions to complex and ever-growing human resourcing challenges? From disability claims to staff turnover, and disengagement to absenteeism, the list may seem endless. Yes, there are solutions.

Join Louise Bradley, President and CEO of the Mental Health Commission of Canada, and MHCC Board Chair, the Hon. Michael Wilson, for a compelling discussion around how innovative employers are changing Canada’s workplaces for the better by investing in the mental health of employees. Get ideas, share solutions and learn how prioritizing the mental wellness of your workforce will pay dividends for your organization and the people who power it.

Member Pricing:
Individual seat: $89 +HST
Table (seats 10): $800 +HST

Guest Pricing:
Individual: $110 +HST
Table (seats 10): $990 +HST

- Lunch served at 11:45 a.m., formal remarks to follow -

Louise Bradley

President and CEO
Mental Health Commission of Canada

Louise Bradley

A proud Newfoundlander, Louise started her career as a registered nurse in Corner Brook, Newfoundland, where she discovered an immediate passion for mental health.

Louise’s work has taken her across the country, where she has held a range of positions across the health sector. From front-line nursing, to forensic and corrections care, to research, teaching, and large-scale hospital administration, Louise has seen mental health issues on the ground and at the highest administrative level.

Louise became President and CEO of the Mental Health Commission of Canada in 2010, after serving as Senior Operating Officer for the University of Alberta Hospital, one of Canada’s leading clinical, research and teaching hospitals.

She holds degrees from Dalhousie University and Northeastern University in Boston, where she received a Master of Science with a specialization in mental health. She also received a Psychiatric Nursing Diploma with clinical practicum at Memorial University of Newfoundland’s Harlow campus in Essex, England.

In June 2015, the Canadian College of Health Leaders presented her with the Innovation Award for Health Care Leadership for her work with the MHCC in encouraging future mental health pioneers. She was also given the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012 for her outstanding contributions to Canadian mental health.

In her years of work, Louise has heard from hundreds of Canadians living with mental health problems and illnesses. Their stories are her inspiration to spark leading and lasting change for mental health care in Canada.

Michael Wilson, P.C., C.C.

Chair of the Board of Directors
Mental Health Commission of Canada

Michael Wilson, P.C., C.C.

Michael Wilson is the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Mental Health Commission of Canada and Chairman of Barclays Capital Canada Inc. building on 37 years experience in the investment business.

Previously, Mr. Wilson was Canada’s 22nd Ambassador to the United States of America from March 13, 2006 to October 9, 2009. Prior to taking up this position, Mr. Wilson was Chairman of UBS Canada, an operating division of UBS AG.

Before joining UBS in July 2001, Mr. Wilson was responsible for RBC Financial Group's Institutional Asset Management business and also served as a Vice Chairman of RBC Dominion Securities.

Mr. Wilson was elected to the House of Commons in 1979. In September 1984, he was appointed Minister of Finance. In May 1991, he became Minister of Industry, Science and Technology and Minister for International Trade. During his tenure as a member of the Cabinet, Mr. Wilson had responsibility for the NAFTA negotiations and represented Canada at the G-7, IMF, World Bank, OECD, GATT and other international meetings.

Prior to his career in public life, Mr. Wilson's career was in investment banking with various responsibilities in corporate, government and international finance. He was also Director of a number of companies including BP plc and Manulife Financial.

Mr. Wilson is currently Chancellor of the University of Toronto and chairs the Governing Council of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. He has been active in a number of professional and community organizations, including Brain Canada, The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, the Canadian Cancer Society, the Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships and the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance. He has received a number of awards for his work in these fields, as well as from The Conference Board of Canada, The Public Policy Forum, The Rotman School of Business and The Canadian Club of Toronto.

Mr. Wilson is a Companion of the Order of Canada and has honorary degrees from the University of Toronto, University of Calgary, York University, Trinity College at the University of Toronto and the Royal Military College of Canada.

Mr. Wilson is married to Margie. They have two children and five grandchildren. He also finds time for golf and powder skiing.

Steve Horvath

President and CEO
The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety

Steve Horvath

Mr. Horvath was previously the Vice-President of Operations for Advanced Inc., a leading supplier of audio visual solutions serving the corporate, government and education markets in Ontario.

For more than 10 years, he held a number of positions, including chairman on the Board of Directors for the Industrial Accident Prevention Association, a not-for-profit health and safety organization operating in Ontario.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Queen’s University and an Industrial Hygiene Certificate from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto. He is also a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University.

CCOHS has a vision: the elimination of work-related illnesses and injuries. We serve Canadians – and the world – with credible and relevant tools and resources to improve workplace health and safety programs.

We believe that all Canadians have a fundamental right to a healthy and safe working environment.

We encourage you to join us in creating a work world without pain, loss or tragedy.

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