Government of Canada


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
  • March 5-6, 2019
  • Delta Hotels by Marriott
  • Winnipeg, Manitoba



Registration includes:

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

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

Forum 2019's description and speakers' information

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 inclusivity 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.

Speakers include:

  • Futurist Nikolas Badminton on artificial intelligence and how the world of work will change
  • Darby Allen, Fort McMurray’s Fire Chief (Ret.), on leadership
  • Nora Spinks, CEO, the Vanier Institute of the Family, on the availability and effectiveness of workplace supports for Canadian caregivers
  • Dr. Lionel Laroche on navigating workplace diversity
  • Brenda Henry, Manager, EHS Services, Fanshawe College of Applied Arts and Technology, on the ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems standard
  • Steve Tizzard on building a mentally healthy, peer to peer support program on the Hibernia Platform
  • Wolfgang Zimmermann, Executive Director, National Institute of Disability Management and Research, on accommodating and inclusive workplaces
  • Todd Irick, Occupational Hygienist, Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers, on nanotechnology and health

Additional speakers to be announced

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.