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Changing the Conversation--A Different Perspective on Workplace Health: Social Responsibility and Improving Diabetes/Chronic Disease, Organizer: Ontario Workplace Health Coalition

Mississauga, Ontario
November 2, 2017

Join the Ontario Workplace Health Coalition for a unique learning experience.

  • Hear from CivicAction – which engages companies and other community stakeholders to collaborate on improving the GTA/Hamilton's social, economic and environmental future. CivicAction will also discuss its strategic priority and MindsMatter initiative around improving the mental health of workers, plus
  • Learn more about the impact of diabetes in the workplace. See the results from motivactionTM, a novel, outcomes-focused approach featuring a 6-month workplace initiative and research pilot study funded by AstraZeneca Canada - comprising 11 Canadian employers - aimed at helping employees understand and better manage their diabetes risk through a comprehensive, risk-based assessment and patient education model.
  • Our speakers will be:
    • Linda Weichel-, VP, Initiatives | CivicAction
    • Linda Lewis-Daly, Managing Director, Lewis-Daly and Associates Workplace Wellness Solutions, & Allan Smofsky, Managing Director, Smofsky Strategic Planning, who comprised part of the core team that conducted the motivactionTM study​
  • After break we will rotate through:
    • An interactive session to determine how to apply our new knowledge to our workplace health planning
    • Vendor Fair - back by popular demand
  • Time to network and collect many more ideas for your workplace health planning.
  • The OWHC Annual General Meeting (AGM) will follow.

 CivicAction invites you to take a few minutes to complete the free online MindsMatter assessment at and assess how well your workplace supports mental health. You will receive a confidential email with three simple actions to better support your workers’ mental health, with links to examples and other resources.
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