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Addictions in the workplace from the front lines

Pacific Blue Cross is presenting sponsor of Addictions in the Workplace – a luncheon for senior leaders at the Sheraton Wall Centre on November 7, 2014.

Highly recommended for human resources professionals, union leaders, business executives and policy-makers, the luncheon will deliver front line accounts of addictions in the workplace and organizational approaches for confronting addiction issues.

The luncheon is a precursor to the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Bottom Line Conference 2015: In the Eye of the Storm: Lessons from the Front Line, taking place from February 24 to 25, 2015. In its twelfth year, the national conference is Canada’s preeminent event focusing on understanding and improving mental health in Canadian workplaces.

About the speakers

Dr. Ray Baker is a medical doctor who specializes in occupational addiction medicine and has made treatment recommendations for thousands of individuals with addictive disorders. Baker is a consultant to organizations on policy development and issues management related to workplace mental health.

Pacific Blue Cross Chief Operating Officer Anne Kinvig is an accomplished human resources professional and an accredited member of the Institute of Corporate Directors. She shares an organizational perspective of the impact of addictions, and her experiences in supporting employees and implementing policies to address mental health issues.

Keynote speaker Michael Bryant is the former Attorney General of Ontario and bestselling author of 28 Seconds: A True Story of Addiction, Tragedy, and Hope, which was nominated for a Heritage Toronto Book Award in 2013. Bryant will share a dramatic personal story of survival, tough choices and inspiration on his journey to recovery. Born and raised in British Columbia and a graduate of Harvard Law School, Bryant is currently founding a legal services hub in Toronto for addicts and the mentally ill.

Learn more about Addictions in the Workplace – a luncheon for senior leaders.

Registration for the Leadership Luncheon closes on Friday, October 24.

Register for the Bottom Line Conference at The event is approved for up to 12 CHRP (Certified Human Resources Professional) recertification points.

Pacific Blue Cross is a proud partner of the Canadian Mental Health Association – BC Division.

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