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The Case for Investing in K-12 Staff well-being

Financial. Legal. Student Achievement.

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November 22, 2019 | 7:30am – 3:30PM

Borden Ladner Gervais (BLG) Conference Room
Bay Adelaide Centre, East Tower 22 Adelaide Street West Suite 3400
Toronto, Ontario M5H 4E3 Canada

Join ministry and faculty of education representatives, Directors of Education/CEOs, and other K-12 leaders from across Canada for this EXCLUSIVE professional learning session, where you will:

  • Learn the fundamental principles and evidence behind workplace well-being in K-12 education
  • Find out how investing in educator well-being can heighten student achievement and save precious resources
  • Discuss ways to go beyond one-off unsustainable programs to a long-term, system-wide approach

Can’t make it? Stay tuned for our Spring National Summit on K-12 Workplace Well-being

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Led by the EdCan Network and the McConnell Foundation 


Line up:

The Business Case for Workplace Well-Being: Rationale for an Upstream Approach
Led by Leanne Keyko, Health Strategies Liaison & Trudy Lakusta, School Jurisdiction Liaison, Alberta School Employee Benefit Plan (ASEBP)

The Legal Case for Workplace Well-Being: How Health and Safety Legislation Can Help You Achieve the Best Return-on-Investment
Led by Anna V. Karimian, Associate – Labour and Employment Group, Borden Ladner Gervais (BLG) LLP

The Student Achievement Case for Workplace Well-Being: Raising Student Outcomes through a Whole-System Approach to Well-Being
Led by Dr. Bill Morrison, Professor of Educational Psychology & Co-Executive Director, Health and Education Research Group (HERG), University of New Brunswick; President, WMA Wellness

Followed by a plenary Q&A


The “How” of Workplace Well-Being: Key elements of a systemic approach
Led by Dr. Charlie Naylor, Affiliated Scholar – Simon Fraser University; District Well-Being Coach; former Senior Researcher – British Columbia Teachers’ Federation (BCTF)


Small group facilitated discussions will support participants to consider and share “Where they’re at,” “What they learned,” and “What they need to do to move forward” to lead greater investments into workplace well-being in their own school communities.