Canadian Health and Wellness Innovations Conference

Sunday, February 27 - Wednesday, March 2, 2022
Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa, Rancho Mirage, CA
Canadian Health and Wellness Innovations Conference

With growing concerns regarding mental health, long-hauler COVID-19 symptoms, suicide and critical incident response and sleep and nutrition, 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.

This event is also available virtually so those learning remotely can share in the educational experience.


Tentative sessions for 2022 include:

​Sunday, February 27

  • Keynote: Managing the Pandemic’s Next Wave Into a Soft Endemic Landing

Monday, February 28

  • The Future Co$t of Long-term Care in Canada
  • Lessons Learned from COVID-19 and the Winding Road Ahead
  • Open Forum—Questions on COVID, Long-Term Care and Benefit Plans
  • Suicide and Other Workplace Tragedies: Leading in the Aftermath of Critical Incidents
  • Open Forum: Questions on Workplace Tragedies and Critical Incident Response
  • Helping Employees Tap into the Link Between Nutrition and Mental Health

*subject to change

​Tuesday, March 1

  • Benefit Design for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI): Staying Relevant to a Changing Workforce
  • Less Risk, More Rewards: Risk Mitigation for Benefit Plans
  • Benefit Fraud—Real Crime. Real Consequences.

  • Sleep, Health and Productivity: The Benefits of Sleep Health in Occupational Wellness Programs
  • Gut Health 101: How to Take Care of Your Gut, and Why It Matters
  • Evaluating Your Employee (and Family) Assistance Program

Wednesday, March 2

  • How PMPRB Reform And Other Public Policy Changes Impact Private Drug Plans
  • How Pharmacogenetic Testing Can Improve Your Members’ Wellness

  • Psychological Injuries: Is There a Role for Psychedelic-Assisted Rapid Treatment?

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.
  • Online program materials, three continental breakfasts, two luncheons and beverage breaks are included.

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.

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Continuing Education

Educational sessions at this program can qualify for CEBS® Compliance credit. Visit for additional information.

Other Continuing Education Credit:

Continuing Education credit for additional professions and designations MAY be available for attendance at live sessions, depending on profession/designation requirements. You must register for the program and request CE credit at least 60 days prior to the beginning of the program so that the Foundation can seek preapproval from the governing agency.

Note: Requests made for continuing education credit do not guarantee administration of credit. For further information on continuing education credit, please call (262) 786-6710, option 2.

Choose How to Attend:

This event is also available virtually so those learning remotely can share in the educational experience. The virtual format includes all key content, and you can still qualify for a Certificate of Attendance (assuming you attend the minimum number of sessions required).

COVID-19 Safety Protocols

We’re excited to be bringing this meeting back to an in-person experience. All individuals joining us in Rancho Mirage will need to be fully vaccinated. If for any reason you are not vaccinated, please join us virtually. In addition, there will be a mask requirement for all in-person conference functions.

To learn about COVID safety protocols, please visit for more details.

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Registration Information

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Registration Information
  Member Nonmember

Through 1/17/2022 C $1,875.00 C $2,205.00
After 1/17/2022 C $2,175.00 C $2,505.00