Wednesday, May 20

7:30 - 8:45 am 
Registration and light breakfast

8:45 - 9:00 am 
Conference welcome 

9:00 - 10:15 am 
Opening keynote: Drew Dudley
Leadership expert featured on TED Talks

Drew Dudley is an internationally acclaimed leadership speaker, Wall Street Journal bestselling author and the creator of the renowned TED Talk, “Everyday Leadership (The Lollipop Moment).” In this practical and provocative keynote, leadership is reframed as a daily choice rather than a set of titles or accolades earned over time. Drew shows that treating each day as if it is “Day One” of a leadership journey results in a stronger daily commitment to acting on one’s core personal and organizational values.

10:15 - 10:45 am 
Networking break

10:45 - 12:00 pm
Community spotlight: Promoting a strong workplace health and safety culture
TBT Engineering and Lac des Iles Mine, Impala Canada

Two local companies share their journey towards creating a healthier, safer workplace.

12:00 - 1:00 pm 
Lunch and trade show

1:00 - 1:45 pm 
Industry panel: Navigating substance use and impairment in the workplace

Join professionals as they discuss substance use and impairment in the workplace. Your participation is encouraged in the question and answer session, as well as in the general discussion between the panel and audience.

1:45 - 2:00 pm 
Health break

2:00 - 3:15 pm
Closing keynote: Dr. Bill Howatt
Chief of Research, Workforce Productivity, The Conference Board of Canada

Bill Howatt is the Chief of Research, Workforce Productivity for the Conference Board of Canada. Bill has over 25 years of experience in strategic human resources, mental health and addictions, and leadership. This session will discuss resiliency in the workplace and focus on mental health, stress, and building personal resilience and coping skills. 

3:00 - 4:00 pm 
Trade show and reception

Thursday, May 21

8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Half-Day Workshop: Workplace Risk Management

You’re invited to attend a half-day workshop on workplace risk management on Thursday, May 21, as part of the Thunder Bay Health and Safety Conference. This interactive workshop includes escape room-style activities for collaborative hands-on learning. 

What you’ll learn:                                          

  • Risk assessment principles and their importance
  • How to determine requirements for planning a risk assessment
  • How to recognize hazards, assess and control risks, and evaluate those controls
  • Knowledge of the applications of various methods of risk assessment
  • How to prioritize actions to manage risks
  • Understand, evaluate, and monitor risk controls
  • How to implement and monitor risk assessment programs

Space is limited. Help make your workplace safer and register today.