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Better Together

October 29 & 30, 2012

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Marriott Harbourfront

Exploring solutions for worker health, safety and well-being



Forum IV
Forum IV
Forum IV
  • Discuss current issues
  • • Stimulate creative solutions
  • • Inspire positive action


  • Mental health
  • Harassment and bullying
  • Healthy workplaces
  • Psychosocial work factors and musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs)

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  • Expert presenters
  • Balanced perspectives from government, employers and labour
  • Participant involvement in recommending new strategies and solutions

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  • Barbara Coloroso*
  • Gary Namie
  • Donna Hardaker
  • Kevin Kelloway

* Keynote Speaker

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Scent Free
A "Scent"-sitive Environment
This will be a scent sensitive/smoke-free event.
Smoke Free

Forum IV is facilitated by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS)
• Members of CCOHS Tripartite Council of Governors • Canadian and International Health and Safety Leaders

Forum IV Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

WorkSafe BC. Working to make a difference

WorkSafeBC is an independent provincial statutory agency governed by a board of directors that serves about 2.3 million workers and more than 200,000 employers. To promote the prevention of workplace injury, illness, disease and fatality, WorkSafeBC educates, consults with employers and workers and conducts inspections of worksites to monitor health and safety. It also regulates worksites through the creation of workplace health and safety rules. WorkSafeBC provides resources on its website at, to help workers and employers be safe on the job.

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WorkSafe BC website

Bronze Sponsors

The CAW website

The Canadian Auto Workers union is one of the largest private sector unions in the country, with 200,000 members, from coast to coast to coast.

Since the CAW's founding convention in 1985, the union has continued to grow through organizing and mergers with other unions into a diverse and progressive organization representing workers throughout virtually every sector of the Canadian economy.

The CAW is not only dedicated to fighting for workers' rights at the bargaining table, it's equally committed to taking on economic, political and social issues that affect its members and their families in the broader community.

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Workers' Compensation Board of Nova Scotia website

The WCB provides workplace injury insurance for more than 18,000 employers, representing about 300,000 workers across Nova Scotia.

The WCB sets the standard for workplace injury insurance. We inform and inspire Nova Scotians in the prevention of workplace injury, but if it occurs, we support those whose lives it touches by championing a timely return to safe and healthy work. That is our mission.

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Workers'Compensation Board of Nova Scotia

Networking Break Sponsors

Workers Compensation Board (WCB) of PEI website

Serving Prince Edward Island, the Workers Compensation Board (WCB) of PEI works with Island workplaces to promote safety matters at work through education and enforcement of the province's Occupational Health and Safety Act. In addition to its prevention mandate, the WCB protects workers and employers by providing no-fault workplace injury and illness insurance.

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Safety Matters@Work-Workers Compensation Board of PEI
WorkSafe NB

WorkSafeNB is a Crown corporation charged with overseeing the implementation and application of the New Brunswick Occupational Health and Safety Act, the Workers' Compensation Act of New Brunswick, the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission Act of New Brunswick, and the Firefighters' Compensation Act.

WorkSafeNB administers no-fault workplace accident and disability insurance for employers and their workers, funded solely through employer assessments. WorkSafeNB is committed to preventing workplace injuries and illness through education and the enforcement of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

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WorkSafe NB website
SafeWork NL website

Serving approximately 12,000 injured workers and over 17,500 employers, the Commission is an employer-funded, no fault insurance system that promotes safe and healthy workplaces, provides return-to-work programs and offers fair compensation to injured workers and their dependants.

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SafeWork NL website

Special Contribution by

The Mental Health Commission of Canada logo

The Mental Health Commission of Canada is a catalyst for transformative change. Our mission is to work with stakeholders to change the attitudes of Canadians toward mental health problems and to improve services and support. Our goal is to promote mental health and help people who live with mental health problems lead meaningful and productive lives. The Mental Health Commission of Canada is funded by Health Canada.

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Mental Health Commission website
HRSDC website

The Labour Program helps Canadians to participate in the new global economy. We do this by conducting research on developing workplace trends and by providing the latest information on collective bargaining and agreements. We develop, administer and enforce workplace legislation and regulations which cover industrial relations, health and safety and employment standards, and workplace equality. These laws cover federally regulated workers and employers. The Labour Program also works closely with provincial and territorial governments, unions, employers, and international partners to enhance working conditions and ensure healthy and fair workplaces for all Canadians.

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