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Program

Conference Program

February 21-22, 2017 at the Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel

Master of Ceremonies and Facilitator - Kathryn Gretsinger


Time February 21 - Day 1
8:00 Registration and Breakfast
8:45 Opening and Welcome
Marissa Nahanee of the Chinook SongCatchers
Bev Gutray, CEO, CMHA BC
Sarika Gundu, National Director, Workplace Mental Health Program, CMHA National
Julia Kaisla, Director of Community Engagement, CMHA BC
9:45 Panel: The Agents of Change
Leaders of change at all levels, from worker to senior leader, share their stories of workplace cultural change

Owen Goodwin, CNC electronic oxygen burner, USW
Natasha Tony, Assistant Steward, IATSE Local 891
Kristin Bower, Diversity & Inclusion Consultant, Vancity
Ron Coulson, Assistant Chief, Vancouver Fire & Rescue Services
Stephen Douris, Retired Trucker, Health and Safety Rep

10:45 WorkSafe BC Welcoming Message
Trudi Rondou, WorkSafeBC
10:55 Break
11:15 Workshops

12:30 Lunch
1:15 Workshops (continued from morning)
2:15 Break
2:30 Ally of Change: Law and Policy - Eric Costen
3:20 Keynote Presentation - Brigid Schulte
4:30 Day 1 Closes


Time February 22 - Day 2
8:00 Registration and Breakfast
8:45 Opening and Welcome
Julie Menten, Chair, Bottom Line Conference Advisory Committee
Irene Lanzinger, President, BC Federation of Labour
9:15 Guest Speaker - Dr. Perry Kendall
9:40 Ally of Change Panel: Science, Addiction and Law

Dr. Paul Farnan, Clinical Associate Professor, UBC
Dan Reist, Assistant Director, Centre for Addictions Research of BC
Tonie Beharrell, Health Sciences Association of BC
Dr. Perry Kendall, Provincial Health Officer, Province of BC

10:40 Table Discussions
11:00 Break
11:30 Workshops

12:45 Lunch
1:30 Workshops (continued from morning)
2:30 Break
2:45 BC Lions Story of Addiction - Angus Reid
3:30 Special Presentation - Engagement Unlimited
3:50 CM Hincks Award Presentation - Sarika Gundu, National Director, Workplace Mental Health Program, CMHA National
4:20 Closing
Marissa Nahanee of the Chinook SongCatchers
4:30 Conference Ends

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