15th Annual Event!
Managing Your Duty to Accommodate
Mitigating the Increasing Expense to Organizations for Failing to Accommodate Employees
August 20 - 21, 2019 · Calgary, Alberta
Confirmed Speakers Include:
Tyson Joyce, Director, Disability Management, Wellness and Mental Health, Workforce Safety and Employee Health Employee Services, City of Edmonton
Tyson Joyce currently works with the City of Edmonton as the Director of Disability Management, Wellness, and Mental health. He has over 17 years experience in the disability management and employee health industry, with over 10 years as a leader in supporting many multi-union private and public sector organizations with managing Duty To Accommodate legislation, mental health disability claims, and creating and integrating comprehensive mental health and health promotion strategies organization wide. He is a 2018 winner of an Innovators in Mental Health and Safety Award.
Lesley MacKinnon, Manager, Safety & Disability, Bethany Care Society
Lesley MacKinnon currently works as Manager – Safety & Disability for Bethany Care Society. She brings over 20 years of health and safety experience to Bethany. She has worked in healthcare, construction, municipal government, and the oil and gas sectors over those 20 years. Lesley believes success comes from inspiring organizations and its leaders to choose a path forward that is courageous verses comfortable. She is a strong advocate for psychological health and safety in the workplace; and brings her passion for health and safety to this very important conversation so that we may be inspired to become more courageous.
David Rost, Manager, Employee Health Resource Centre, Calgary Board of Education
David Rost practices in the area of Human Resources and Occupational Health and Safety with a specialization in Disability Management. He has a Bachelor of Physical Education degree and has been in the industry for 20 years. He is a Chartered Professional in Human Resources as well as Canadian Registered Safety Professional. He currently works for the Calgary Board of Education and is accountable for the area of Employee Health. He also works closely with WCB leaders, large Alberta school boards, other large public employers, volunteers with CPHR Alberta and has been a panel speaker for the Faculty of Continuing Education at the University of Calgary. His current position also includes other responsibilities such as labour relations, an employee and family assistance program, attendance management, wellness program, employee engagement and large benefit plans.
Chinekwu Lbeabuchi, Ability Advisor, HR Business Partnerships, Alberta Health Services
Chinekwu Lbeabuchi has had his career path spanning banking, disability insurance as a long term/short term blended disability case manager and return to work coordinator. He also has hands on practice supporting individuals living with developmental disabilities, mental health and addictions within the Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PDD) Alberta Ministry of Community and Social Services. He currently provides training for staff of organizations in this ministry in areas of Positive Behaviour Supports (PBS) and Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI). He comes with a strong case management background in workplace absences due to illness and disabilities, special interest in complex claims with mental health component. He works with Alberta Health Services as an Ability Advisor.
Simon Gillingham, Senior Labour Relations Officer, Corporate Services Labour Relations & Total Compensation, City of Winnipeg
Simon has a wealth of experience on Human Rights, Respectful Workplace and Labour Relations. While Simon manages a Labour portfolio , his main function is Investigating all “Respectful Workplace Complaints, Human Rights Complaints and delivering the 3.5 day Labour Relations training to departmental Supervisors and Managers on-site.
Joseph Oppenheim, Partner, Carbert Waite LLP
Joseph is a partner with Carbert Waite LLP. He has been practicing law since 2003. Joseph represents employees and employers in all aspects of the employment relationship, including drafting employment agreements and workplace policies, advising on compliance with employment laws, conducting workplace investigations, representing clients in disability claims and human rights complaints, advising on termination of employment and negotiating settlements and litigating wrongful and constructive dismissal claims.