This conference helped me to find practical ways to integrate risk management in day-to-day operation.  
- Chief of Active Risk Surveillance, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CANADA
18th Annual Event!

Managing Your Duty to Accommodate

Finding true balance between inclusivity and undue hardship

March 26 - 27, 2019  ·  Ottawa, Ontario
Featuring These Industry Experts:
Cox Thompson Taylor Sandill Pogrebinski Wright
Campbell Swinwood Panuccio Versailles French Steele
With a focus on jurisprudence, hear recent cases and stories concerning
  • Cannabis use in the Canadian workplace
  • When does habitual use become ‘addiction’
  • Gender identity in the workplace
  • Key elements to consider when accommodating transgender employees
  • Precedent setting cases from the last year
  • Which industrial sectors are most vulnerable to Human Rights challenges
  • Mental health accommodation successes
  • Finding public aid for your in-need employee
  • The presence of concussions in the workforce
  • Undue hardship in the face of mental health
  • Two-way streets and effective communication
  • Communication gaps between employers, doctors, insurance representatives, and employees
  • Calculating when an employment contract becomes frustrated
  • Educating your workforce for traumatic return to work situations
  • Continued treatment and further monitoring
  • The RCMP’s new approaches to disability management
  • Return to work scheduling
  • Doctor-Employer relations
  • The federal perspective on DTA
  • Permanent versus temporary disability accommodation practises
  • Identifying substance misuse red-flags
  • Cannabis misuse in the first year of legalisation
  • The evolving definition of workplace violence
  • Accommodating employees who have threatened violence
  • Accommodating sexual harassment victims
  • Policies, procedures, and practises that instil equity
  • Inclusive design strategies; what you need to consider
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Who Should Attend This Event

  • Human Resources Managers
  • Employment Assistance Providers
  • Human Resources Generalists
  • Return-to-Work Managers and Coordinators
  • Human Resources Officers
  • Accommodation Managers
  • Disability Management Consultants
  • Disability Managers
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Managers
  • Compensation and Benefits Managers
  • HR Consultants
  • Health Directors
A Snapshot of Previous Participants

Who Has Presented at Our Managing Your Duty to Accommodate Events (2015 - 2018):
St-Pierre Kingston French Barnes Thompson Markowski
Taylor Kristman Williams Myers MacNeill Reinholdt
Jensen Richard McEwen Curran Ellis Ashrafhosseini
Poirier Thorpe Kernohan Reid Engelmann Swinwood
Hofley Welburn Noonan Sherrard Palayew Friede
Alborino Francis Vienneau Meilleur Cameron Riddello
It helped to broaden my understanding of DTA and legal developments.
- Corporate Advisor, Employment Equity and Diversity
Public Service Commission
Received updated info re: legal decisions impacting workplaces as well as current trends and emerging issues.
- Senior Human Resources Advisor
Health Canada
Excellent content. Excellent speakers.
- Executive Resourcing Advisor
Canada Revenue Agency
Lots of great information and tools to take back.
- HR Consultant
City of Spruce Grove
Fascinating and relevant, very knowledgeable.
- Manager of People Effectiveness
House of Commons
Good info, absolutely real, fabulously pertinent.
- Manager, Disability Management
Public Works and Government Services Canada
Other Upcoming Events: Courses and Training Seminars

Risk Management for the Public Sector
Ottawa, Ontario · January 22 - 23, 2019
Canadian BCP & Emergency Management
Ottawa, Ontario · January 29 - 30, 2019
Tech Talent Acquisition
Ottawa, ON · January 29 - 30, 2019
Digital Government
Ottawa, ON · February 19 - 20, 2019
Big Data & Analytics for the Public Sector
Vancouver, BC · February 20 - 21, 2019
GBA+: Developing the Requisite Expertise for Gender-Based Analysis Plus
Ottawa, Ontario · February 26 - 27, 2019
HR Analytics 2019
Toronto, Ontario · March 19 - 20, 2019
Managing Your Duty to Accommodate
Ottawa, Ontario · March 26 - 27, 2019
Public Sector Internal Controls
Toronto, Ontario · March 26 - 27, 2019
Municipal Issues in the Legalization of Cannabis
Toronto, Ontario · April 16 - 17, 2019
Public Sector Policy Development
Ottawa, Ontario · May 22 - 23, 2019



In attempting to accommodate your in-need employees, the line between due diligence and undue hardship is often blurred. Whether this blurring stems from poor communication, a misunderstanding of your duties, or the mismanagement of important documentation, failing to properly accommodate can lead to unnecessary litigation, diminished employee engagement, and the erosion of your corporate reputation.

Professionals in the field, from both private and public sectors, will shed light on the shifting landscape of labour law. From the induction of Bill C-65, which re-writes how government officials handle workplace harassment, to the issues rising out of cannabis legalisation, this in-depth educative event will focus on real cases offering you proven strategies that ensure workplace equity and the overall maintenance of employer-employee relations.

The blend of civil servants and labour law professionals will guide you through the muddy waters of disability claims, return-to-work scheduling, substance misuse, workplace harassment, and family status issues to ensure your comfort in handling specific scenarios these experts face every day. The focus maintains a push for real cases in human rights and employment law ensuring the lessons learned are absolutely pertinent. These strategies offer up-to-date information, reflecting progressive ideals, helping you navigate your management style for the betterment of all stakeholders.

It has become increasingly difficult to understand when you need to make accommodations and how to manage them. Join us in Ottawa to get caught up on case law developments and learn skills and strategies for accommodating your employees effectively. Register today!

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