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Canadian Health and Wellness Innovations Conference

Sunday, February 26 - Wednesday, March 1, 2017
The Westin Mission Hills, Rancho Mirage, CA
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Health and wellness strategies are increasingly important for managing rising health care costs. The Canadian Health and Wellness Innovations Conference offers targeted and timely sessions on topics relevant to plan sponsors and participants. Explore new trends, share experiences and discover strategies to promote a complete culture of health.

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Below are the topics for the 2017 conference.

  • IT-Based Wellness
  • The Link Between Disability and Wellness
  • What’s up With Our Guts? The Surprising Impact of Gut Health on the Canadian Population
  • Human Factors in Ergonomics—Preparing Better for Physical Stresses on and off the Job
  • Gamification—Using Technology to Engage Your Membership
  • Building a Psychologically Healthy Workplace—Leading the Way in  London, Ontario
  • Understanding Opioid Painkillers—A Public Health Crisis
  • Marijuana—Impact on the Workplace
  • It Is in Our Genes— How Precision Prescribing Can Improve Health and Save Money
  • Anxiety and Depression— Supportive Workplace Strategies
  • The Invisible Burden of Elder Care in the Workplace
  • Unlocking Happiness at Work
  • Followup workshops on Monday and Tuesday

This was my first time attending the Canadian Health and Wellness Innovations Conference. I was very impressed with the topics and materials. Great conference!

K. Paul MacKenzie
Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency

​Benefits of Attending

  • Learn firsthand about the latest trends in health and wellness that could be important to your plan design.
  • Find out how others have successfully introduced wellness initiatives to their members.
  • Discover ways to motivate plan participants to take part in the shared responsibility for their own health.
  • Interact directly with speakers at your choice of followup workshops.
  • Experience on-site health resources such as a health fair and other coordinated activities.
  • Online program materials, virtual conference, welcome reception, three continental breakfasts, two luncheons and beverage breaks.

Who Should Attend

Trustees, administrators and staff who represent group benefit and health care plans in the Canadian corporate, multi-employer and public sectors. This conference would be of interest to any individual, including our American members, who has an interest in wellness topics, whether individually or in the workplace.


Below is a sample of the industry experts that will be speaking at the 2017 conference in February.

​​Elaine Chin, M.D., M.B.A.Founder, Chief Medical Officer
Executive Health Centre
Desiree Nielsen, B.Sc., RDRegistered Dietitian and Nutrition Consultant
Jennifer MossCo-Founder and Chief Communications Officer
Plasticity Labs

​Virtual Conference

March 3-June 2, 2017

Plans for the 2017 virtual conference are underway. Registration for the face-to-face conference in Rancho Mirage (Palm Springs) includes access to the Canadian Health and Wellness Innovations Virtual Conference. Access recorded sessions, handouts and documents 24/7 after attending the conference.

Unable to Attend in Person?

Those who are unable to attend the conference in person will still be able to participate in the virtual conference live from the convenience of their office or home.

Virtual Conference Page


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Continuing Education

Programs sponsored by the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans are consistently accepted for credit by agencies governing continuing education for license renewal and professional recertification.

The Canadian Health and Wellness Innovations Conference will be submitted to the Registered Insurance Brokers of Ontario (RIBO) for continuing education (CE) approval.

For additional information, visit our continuing education (CE) web page or contact us by phone at (262) 786-6710, option 2.

Educational sessions at this program can qualify for CEBS continuing professional education (CPE) credit.
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Registration Information

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Registration Information
  Member Nonmember

Through 1/15/2017 C $1,770.00 C $2,100.00
After 1/15/2017 C $2,070.00 C $2,400.00