SafeWORK Summit 2017-"O'Cannabis"

Keynote Address

O'Cannabis - The implications of marijuana – both medical and recreational – on your current workplace policies.

On July 1, 2018, Canadians will enter a brave new world as the Liberal government legalizes recreational marijuana.

The new legislation is simple to understand in terms of the rights of individuals; however, it gets much more complicated when it comes to how marijuana should be used, tolerated or forbidden at work. Now more than ever, employers and employees must know how to discuss and deal with marijuana in the workplace. The best thing you can do to protect your business and your people is to stay informed, be prepared for questions that come up, and understand the implications of marijuana – both medical and recreational – on your current workplace policies.

Returning as keynote speaker, Natalie MacDonald, Partner Rudner MacDonald LLP, has been designated as one of the leading Labour and Employment Lawyers in the World in prestigious 'Women in Business Law' Guide by Expert Guides, and as the Canadian Employment Law Litigation Expert by Global Experts.

Natalie will be speaking about the legalization and use of marijuana with relevance to employers and their workers, a complex and difficult topic to navigate. She was the only employment lawyer on a panel at the O’CANNABIZ Conference held at the Sheraton in Toronto in April of this year.

Topic 2

Managing Mental Health Matters – Invited Speaker, Canadian Mental Health Association

As a responsible employer, we know you're focused on providing a physically safe workplace for your employees. But what about their mental health? Just as you would address physical injuries with first aid, it's equally important to address mental health with similar approaches. 

Managing Mental Health Matters is focused on helping managers, supervisors and other leaders learn how to effectively recognize and manage mental health related issues in the workplace. It's important for managers to be aware of what may be necessary or practical when providing workplace accommodations. There is a legal duty to offer reasonable accommodation when an employee is suffering from a disability, seen or unseen. Reasonably accommodating staff can provide opportunities for maximizing productivity. Knowing the opportunities and limitations will allow managers to be as effective as possible with all employees.

Additional speakers and topics forthcoming.

2017 Summit Details

Date: October 19, 2017

Time: 7:30am - 3:30pm

Location: Americana Resort in Niagara Falls

Individual Fee: $275.00

Group Rates: Three for more receive a 10% discount


7:30am - 8:00am - Registration

8:00am - 8:15am - Welcome and Opening Remarks by Carola Mittag

8:15am - 10:15am -  O'Canabis - Natilie MacDonald

10:30am - 12:00am - Managing Mental Health Matters – Invited Speaker, Canadian Mental Health Association

12:00am - 12:45pm - Working Lunch / Networking

12:45pm - 2:00pm - TBA

2:00pm - 2:15pm  - Afternoon Break

2:15pm - 3:15pm - TBA

Learn & Network at this Proven Event

The SafeWORK Summit affords the opportunity to meet like-minded business owners, managers and HR specialists; learn from their experiences and most importantly come away with valuable and current information! 

Who Should Attend?

Any business owner, HR specialist, manager or supervisor, business consultant and anyone who needs to understand what it takes to keep a workplace safe and compliant should attend this exceptional event. 

  • "Great summit. The best so far. I enjoyed all the sessions. Our team members commented that they learned a lot from the sessions as well. I look forward to the next Summit."
    - M.L., Health & Safety Officer, DSBN

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