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Canadian Health and Wellness Innovations Conference

Sunday, February 25 - Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Victoria Conference Centre, Victoria, BC
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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.

Virtual Conference Details​

​Group pricing will be available online after November 17th.


 Topics for the 2018 conference are listed below.

Medical cannabis a growing concern for benefit plan providers. To help address all the facets and implications, we have designed a full day of sessions and workshops on this topic. This is a unique opportunity to take part in a comprehensive conversation with a variety of experts.

Keynote: Transforming Health Care for the Next Generation

A Full Day on Medical Cannabis:


  • Medical Uses of Cannabis — A Doctor's Prescription
  • Medical Cannabis and Benefits Plans — Making Decisions in the Haze
  • Legal Issues About Substance Use in the Workplace
  • Perspective on Cannabis From OPSEU — A Benefits Case Study
  • Medical Cannabis Panel Part I & II
  • The Impact of Chronic Disease on Health, Productivity and Engagement
  • Addressing Mental Health and Addiction in the Workforce
  • The Psychologically Healthy and Safe Workplace — the CSA/BNQ National Standard
  • The Law of Disability in the Workplace — Triggers, Considerations, Obligations and Best Practice
  • Nutritional All-Stars and Dietary Villains
  • What's Happening in Dentistry?
  • The Federal Health Accord and the Impact on Private Plans
  • Workshop A, B and C

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.


Le Prohon Natalie.jpgNathalie Le ProhonVice President, Healthcare Industry, IBM Canada
Montréal, Québec
Amell_Tyler_4c_1117.jpgTyler Amell, Ph.D., M.Sc.Partner
Morneau Shepell
Calgary, Alberta
Samera_Joti_4c_1117.jpgJoti Samra, Ph.D., R.Psych.Principal
Dr. Joti Samra & Associates
Program Lead
Centre for Psychological Health Sciences
University of Fredericton
Vancouver, British Columbia
Pearson_Liz_4c_1117.jpgLiz PearsonRegistered Dietician
The Pearson Institute of Nutrition
Toronto, Ontario

​Virtual Conference

Live-Streamed: February 26-28, 2018

The Canadian Health and Wellness Innovations Conference will be live-streamed February 26-28, 2018 and made available as recorded sessions through April 30, 2018. Registration for the face-to-face conference in Victoria, British Columbia includes access to the Canadian Health and Wellness Innovations Virtual Conference. This is a great opportunity to extend your learning after attending the conference in person.

Unable to Attend in Person?

February 26- April 30, 2018

Registration for the face-to-face conference in Victoria, British Columbia includes access to the Canadian Health and Wellness Innovations Virtual Conference. Access recorded sessions, handouts and documents 24/7 after attending the conference.


Group pricing will be available online after November 17th.  

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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.
Visit for more information.

Registration Information

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Registration Information
  Member Nonmember

Through 1/26/2018 C $1,795.00 C $2,125.00
After 1/26/2018 C $2,095.00 C $2,425.00