Canadian Health and Wellness Innovations Conference

Sunday, February 23 - Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Hyatt Regency Savannah, Savannah, GA
Canadian Health and Wellness Innovations Conference

With issues such as the opioid addiction, growing concerns regarding mental health, how to handle medical cannabis, and rising prescription drug prices, the past couple of years stand out as some of the most volatile times for multiemployer and public employee benefit plans.

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.

Review the 2019 brochure to learn what to expect at this program.


2020 sessions will be announced soon. Sessions from 2019 include:

  • Opening Keynote: The Science of Sleep and Stress

  • Monday Keynote: Evolving Concepts of Addiction and Mental Health—Potential Impact on the Workplace
  • The Opioid Epidemic—Considerations for Benefit Plans
  • Helping the Family Members in an Addicted Family
  • How High Is Too High, How Much Is Too Much?
  • Brain Break—Stress Busters
  • The DA VINCI Project—A Pathway to Success
  • Addictions Panel
  • Tuesday Keynote: Stand Up For Mental Health: Creating Recovery—One Laugh at a Time!
  • Crisis Intervention Strategies
  • Mental Health First Aid in Your Workplace
  • A New Way to Support Employee Mental Health in the Digital Age
  • Brain Break—The Art of Relaxation
  • Keeping It Together—Coping Tips for Family Caregivers
  • Mental Health Panel
  • Wednesday Keynote: Sugar Addiction in the Workplace
  • Utilizing Virtual Health to Digitalize Your Plan
  • How to Bring Mindfulness Into the Workplace

All of the topics covered were timely and relevant to the issues in our workplaces today.

Jeff D. TraegerPresident & CEOUFCW Canada Local 832

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 follow-up 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, with an interest in wellness topics, whether individually or in the workplace.


Speakers will be announced soon.


Speakers for the 2020 conference will be announced in fall of 2019. Please check back soon.

​Preconference Workshop

For the second year, the Canadian Health and Wellness Innovations Conference features a preconference workshop. Check back soon for details.

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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 Compliance credit. Visit for additional information.

Registration Information

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Registration Information
  Member Nonmember

Through 1/13/2020 C $1,840.00 C $2,170.00
After 1/13/2020 C $2,140.00 C $2,470.00