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
19th Annual Event!

Managing Your Duty to Accommodate

Finding true balance between inclusivity and undue hardship

March 24 - 25, 2020  ·  Ottawa, Ontario
2019 Event Highlights!
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
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
Managing Your Duty to Accommodate Brochure Review 2019 Brochure as PDF File
A Snapshot of Previous Participants

Who Has Presented at Our Managing Your Duty to Accommodate Events (2015 - 2019):
Cox Taylor Sandill Pogrebinski
Wright Hango Campbell Panuccio
Versailles French Steele Lamb
St-Pierre Kingston Barnes Markowski
Kristman Williams Myers MacNeill
Reinholdt Jensen Richard McEwen
Curran Ellis Ashrafhosseini Poirier
Thorpe Kernohan Reid Engelmann
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
Related Events - Human Resources Courses and Training Seminars

Professional Regulation and Discipline
Vancouver, BC · September 24 - 25, 2019
Ottawa, ON · February 04 - 05, 2020
Managing Your Duty to Accommodate
Ottawa, ON · March 24 - 25, 2020



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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