Talent Canada
Talent Canada

Virtual Event
Opioids in the Workplace
January 31, 2024 at 1:30pm EST

Talent Canada and OHS Canada, the nation’s leading workplace media brands, are proud to announce a collaborative virtual event on opioids and substance abuse disorders in the workplace.

As Canada grapples with the opioid crisis, it is paramount for business leaders, safety professionals, and HR teams to be equipped with knowledge, strategies, and proactive approaches to navigate this complex issue.

Opioids in the Workplace is an invaluable platform for industry leaders to delve deep into opioid-related challenges in a wide range of industries.

Attendees will gain insights from top experts in the field, providing them with actionable strategies to ensure a safer and more supportive workplace.

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Welcome & Opening Remarks

Speaker: Todd Humber, senior editor, OHS Canada

Keynote Session

Speakers: Dr. Nancy Carnide of the Institute for Work & Health and Dr. Jeavana Sritharan of the Occupational Cancer Research Centre.

Panel Discussion: Defining the Problem

Speakers: Ken Brodie of Modern Niagara; Julian Toy, Substance Abuse Professional; Vicky Waldron of Construction Industry Rehabilitation Plan; and Gina Vahlas of the College for the Certification of Canadian Professional Ergonomists and WorkSafeBC. Our expert panel will discuss the issue of opioids in the workplace, warning signs of overdoses and how to respond to an emergency.

2:45 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Panel Discussion: Advice for Employers

Speakers: Lilian Riad-Allen of the LCBO; Mike Russo of WorkBright;  Dr. Bill Howatt of Howatt HR; and Candace Plattor, Love With Boundaries. Our expert panel will discuss how employers can help workers with substance abuse issues recover long-term and discuss policies and programs.

3:45 pm
Closing Remarks

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Frequently Asked Questions About Opioids in the Workplace

When & Where?

Opioids in the Workplace will take place virtually via GoToWebinar on January 31, 2024 at 1:30pm EST.

There will be a 15 minute break between live sessions.

Why Virtual?

The safety and wellbeing of our employees, customers, and community is our number one priority. By making this event an online experience, it eliminates the need for attendees and sponsors to travel in-person, while enabling them to still benefit from the event content.

What’s Included?

Your registration provides you with access to watch the virtual keynote, all live sessions, and on-demand recorded content and product demonstrations.

How do I access?

We will email you an access link to the virtual event the morning of January 31, 2024.

If you don’t see an access link in your email inbox, please check your junk folder. If you are still unable to locate the email, contact Tara Jacobs.