Government of Canada
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety


CCOHS Forum 2019

The Changing World of Work

There is no other health and safety event like this in Canada. Make a plan to attend. #ccohsforum



Registration includes:

  • all speaker sessions
  • networking and interactive events
  • showcase of innovations
  • light refreshments
  • lunches
[Student Rate]

Must be a full-time student enrolled in a Canadian college or university.

Forum 2019's general description

The world of work is experiencing rapid, constant change, bringing with it new and emerging health and safety challenges.

Get a head start on taking action with this forward-looking, thought-provoking Forum that kicks off with a glimpse into the future of work over the next 5, 10, 15 years and beyond.

Dive deeper into technologies and their undeniable impact, and gain a greater understanding of how the evolving workforce affects and is affected by our overall culture.

Learn about the new workplace, in which accommodation, diversity and inclusion are not just nice-to-haves, but a must for any organization.

Be inspired by courageous stories of leadership, motivation, teamwork and trust.

You will meet and engage with leaders, influencers and change makers from across Canada and with very different perspectives. You will explore and understand how the changing workforce, the changing workplace, and the changing nature of work have already impacted us and the way we work, and discuss ideas and solutions on how we can all keep pace, keep well, and keep safe.


Monday, March 4

  • 4:00 – 7:00 pm Early Registration

Tuesday, March 5

Wednesday, March 6


Forum 2019 features a stimulating line-up of speakers and presenters who are experts in their fields.

Nikolas Badminton

Nikolas Badminton

Nikolas Badminton is a world-respected researcher, futurist, author, and teacher with over 35 years of coding, research, writing, speaking, and technology implementation experience.

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Nora Spinks

Nora Spinks

As Chief Executive Officer at the Vanier Institute, Nora works with individuals and organizations that study, serve, and support families to mobilize knowledge and enhance the national understanding of families in Canada.

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Darby Allen

Darby Allen

During the catastrophic Alberta wildfires, fire chief Darby Allen shot to global acclaim for guiding the 88,000 residents of Fort McMurray to safety with no loss of life.

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Lionel Laroche

Lionel Laroche

Over the past 20 years, Lionel Laroche has provided cross-cultural training, coaching and consulting services to over 100,000 people.

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Unifor is Canada’s largest union in the private sector, representing more than 315,000 workers in every major area of the economy. The union advocates for all working people and their rights, fights for equality and social justice in Canada and abroad, and strives to create progressive change for a better future. Unifor is committed to building the strongest and most effective union to bargain on behalf of its members, working with members to improve their rights in the workplace, and extending the benefits of unions to non-unionized workers and other interested Canadians.


Safe Work Manitoba

Safe Work Manitoba

SAFE Work Manitoba is the public agency dedicated to the prevention of workplace injury and illness. Working with our partners in the safety community, we provide prevention education, safety programming, consulting and strategic direction to create a genuine culture of safety for all Manitobans.

The University of New Brunswick

The University of New Brunswick. Established 1785.

The University of New Brunswick is the leader in Occupational Health and Safety education, offering 100% online programs: The Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety, CRSP Preparation course, Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety, and Certificate in Safety Leadership. Start anytime and learn at your own pace with the support of our instructors, each of whom is a respected expert in their fields. UNB programs can provide an academic pathway to certification such as the CRST or the CRSP designation. For more information, please visit our website.


Great-West Life: Centre for Mental Health in the Workplace

Great-West Life: Centre for Mental Health in the Workplace

The Great-West Life Centre for Mental Health in the Workplace (the Centre) is a leading source of free, practical tools and resources designed to help Canadian employers with the prevention, intervention and management of workplace mental health issues. All of the Centre’s tools and resources are available in English and French to anyone, anywhere, at no cost, on the Centre’s website at The Centre was established in 2007 as part of Great-West Life’s commitment to enriching communities across Canada, and its work is supported by the company through its national corporate citizenship policy, Stronger Communities Together.

Canadian Union of Public Employees

The Canadian Union of Public Employees

The Canadian Union of Public Employees is Canada’s largest union, with over 680,000 members across the country. CUPE represents workers in health care, emergency services, education, early learning and child care, municipalities, social services, libraries, utilities, transportation, airlines and more. We have more than 70 offices across the country, in every province.

The United Food and Commercial Workers union (UFCW Canada)

UFCW Canada. Your voice at work

The United Food and Commercial Workers union (UFCW Canada) is a proud union that feeds, serves, and provides for Canada’s hard-working families. We are more than a quarter of a million strong, and together we are building a stronger future for UFCW Canada members, families and communities, while protecting and promoting employees rights and social justice for all. UFCW is one of Canada’s most diverse unions and we proudly represent and help to organize workers in every aspect of the food chain, as well as healthcare, security, non-food manufacturing, office and professional, and other key sectors of the economy.

5 Reasons to Attend Forum 2019


Perspectives from government, employers and labour – spanning all provinces and territories – will be represented.

“I thought the event brought together all workplace parties for excellent discussion. I was particularly appreciative of the open and honest perspectives.”


An intimate event size, single session stream, and networking opportunities allow you to collectively dive deeper into topics and connect with like-minded health and safety stakeholders.

“I liked being able to see and hear all presentations, rather than selecting from concurrent sessions. It was a good opportunity to expand the knowledge base and learn from other professionals in the industry.”

Fresh Content

From emerging technologies to the changing demographic landscape, the world of work is evolving. Learn about health and safety issues that we will need to be ready for.

“Very few conferences are worth the repeat appearance. So many of them look the same, have similar presentations, or rotate the players like it's a circus tour. This event is on a different level from the usual crop…You're in the rotation now.”


Gain insight and expertise from our speakers, showcase of innovations and soapbox event, and bring back practical solutions and tools to your organization.

“I have to congratulate you on the variety of talks and the speakers. The more we share successful strategies, or even any strategies that we try to advance the safety culture, the more we all benefit.”

Incredible value

Registration includes all sessions, networking events, refreshments/lunch, and discounted hotel rates.

“It is very important to be motivated by big picture thinkers. Golden nuggets of truth and perspective came through and are applicable in my daily work life. To think outside of the box…is fantastic! I was there to challenge my brain, to think bigger - and I got exactly what I wanted (and needed). Great job!”

Explore Winnipeg

Make the most of your visit to Winnipeg. When you’re not soaking in all the learning at Forum, step outside and explore some of the city’s diverse neighbourhoods and most interesting attractions.

Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Experience the first museum solely dedicated to the evolution, celebration and future of human rights.

Royal Canadian Mint

Winnipeg is home to the Mint’s high-tech, high-volume manufacturing facility where every single Canadian circulation coin is produced. Join one of their tour guides for a walk through the newly-renovated tour area.

The Forks National Historic Site of Canada

Operated by Parks Canada, this Site is dedicated to preserving and presenting the 6,000-year history of human presence and activity at the junction of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers.

Manitoba Legislative Building

Completed in 1920, many consider Manitoba’s third Legislative Building to be the finest provincial legislative building in the country. The building is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. for self-guided tours.

RCA Museum

This award-winning museum is one of the largest military museums in Canada. It is dedicated to telling the complete story of the more than 200,000 Canadian Gunners who have served Canada in war and peace since 1855.

Saint-Boniface Historical Tour

St. Boniface is a bilingual community in the heart of Winnipeg. This historical tour will allow you to discover the constantly changing sites and institutions that contributed greatly to the development of Manitoba’s and Western Canada’s French-Canadian and Métis communities.