Agenda

March 7-9, 2022

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9:00 am

Mon
7 Mar

Opening Keynote

Jeff Robert

Workplace Harassment Prevention Advisor, Nokiiwin Tribal Council
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Ian Bannon

Director of Lands & Properties, Fort William First Nation (FWFN)
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Dr. Marlene Pierre

Elder
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Jimmy Mishquart

Elder
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9:45 am

Mon
7 Mar

Keynote

11:00 am

Mon
7 Mar

Fake it 'til ya Make it

...But not in safety!

Allan Moore

Inspirational & Experiential Keynote Speaker
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11:00 am

Mon
7 Mar

Taking Stock

How do we integrate the pandemic experience with moving onwards in our lives with wisdom?

11:00 am

Mon
7 Mar

Emergency Management Assistance Program and Comprehensive Community Mapping

Ellen Andrews

Project Coordinator, CE STRATEGIES
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Jamie Scrimger

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1:00 pm

Mon
7 Mar

Being a complete Supervisor

Scott Maltby

MBA, Senior Consultant
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Alex Gallacher‍

MBA, CHRE, ICD.D
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1:00 pm

Mon
7 Mar

Federal Health and Safety Regulatory Changes


1:00 pm

Mon
7 Mar

Exploring Hurts: Growth After Trauma

Attention

This session will explore recognizing trauma and its origins, how trauma manifests and is stored within the body, mind, and spirit.

A (Boston) Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga practice will be offered to explore somatic experiences through choice making.

Sherry Lafaver

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2:00 pm

Mon
7 Mar

Networking for Growth & Change 01

Jeff Robert

Workplace Harassment Prevention Advisor, Nokiiwin Tribal Council
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2:30 pm

Mon
7 Mar

The End is in Sight (We Hope) But what is Next? Challenges facing employees and managers moving forward

Dr. Linda Duxbury

Chancellor’s Professor, Sprott School of Business, Carleton University
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9:00 am

Tue
8 Mar

Giiniwenama Program Policy and Job Readiness Training

Program Bio:

The Giiwinenama Project works with Indigenous people with disabilities and with their potential employers.

We offer participants work readiness training tailored to their circumstances. We provide a supportive environment focussed on their needs and goals. Our goal is to train participants and match them with meaningful employment opportunities.

We work collaboratively with employers to deliver resources to become more inclusive and diversified by creating accommodations and disability policies. Our goal is to break down barriers that prevent Indigenous people with disabilities from contributing to their communities through employment.

Training Summary:

This training session will be based on the Giiniwenama program. In this training session we will talk about the policies that have been developed through the program and the life skills and job readiness classes that were developed for the program. Individuals and employers who take part in this training will learn how the policies were developed, how to utilize the policies, and how to implement them in their organizations. The policies that will be discussed are the Indigenous focused Accommodations and Disability Policy, the Accommodations Guidelines and Procedures Policy, and the Modified Work Policy. We will also discuss the life skills and job readiness classes that were developed to prepare participants for their work placements. An Elder that has helped guide the creation of the policies and program will also be present at the training. The Elder will talk about the need for programs like the Giiniwenama program and how they have helped guide the program.

Zane Zerbinati

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Shivonne Charlie

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9:00 am

Tue
8 Mar

It Takes A Village! Young Workers in the Workplace

Mika Lees

Health & Safety Consultant, WSPS
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9:00 am

Tue
8 Mar

Techniques to Calm the Noisy Monkey Mind

Nicole Richmond

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10:00 am

Tue
8 Mar

Networking for Growth & Change 02

Jeff Robert

Workplace Harassment Prevention Advisor, Nokiiwin Tribal Council
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10:30 am

Tue
8 Mar

A Journey Towards a Harassment Free Workplace

Asha Rampersad

Lawyer & HR Advisor
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Brian Gottheil

Lawyer & HR Advisor
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12:00 pm

Tue
8 Mar

Join Us for Lunch and Cook with Chef Shawn Alder

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Chef Shawn Alder

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1:00 pm

Tue
8 Mar

Spirit Builder Primer

Jeff Robert

Workplace Harassment Prevention Advisor, Nokiiwin Tribal Council
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1:00 pm

Tue
8 Mar

Wellness, Wellplayed: Music for Mental Health and Well-being

Music is universal. Across all cultures, human beings seek the power of music to connect, create, and soothe. In times of celebration and grief, music is an efficient and effective way to strengthen us.

Jennifer Buchanan has worked with incarcerated adults, at-risk youth, and seniors living with dementia, using music as a pathway to boost mood, memory and motivation at any age. Music can have a more significant impact on your health than most people realize.

Through a collection of inspiring real-life examples, research, and implementation strategies this presentation will connect us and provide tools we can use immediately to enhance our well-being.

Hear case studies demonstrating how the intentional use of music is an effective and proven tool that can reduce stress and anxiety.

Learn the latest evidence of why music supports our mental health and overall wellness.

Gain practical music-based strategies, including the power of a playlist, to strengthen your mood, memory and motivations.

Music helps us process life’s significant challenges and inevitable transitions. When words are not enough, let music start the conversation.

Jennifer Buchanan

Certified Music Therapist, Author, Keynote Speaker
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1:30 pm

Tue
8 Mar

Mental Health: Declutter & Organization

Effy Terry

Founder of Organize That
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2:00 pm

Tue
8 Mar

Networking for Growth & Change 03

Jeff Robert

Workplace Harassment Prevention Advisor, Nokiiwin Tribal Council
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2:30 pm

Tue
8 Mar

Beating Anxiety and Brain

3:30 pm

Tue
8 Mar

Effective Time Management and Office Organization

Christa Jones

Professional Organizer & Business Coach
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9:00 am

Wed
9 Mar

Ergonomics and Sleep

The session will cover:

Why we need sleep

Components of sleep

Ergonomic risk factors for injury

Sleep specific injury risk factors

Ergonomic solutions to help prevent injuries due to sleep – postures, beds, mattresses, pillows, etc.

Melissa Statham

Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW)
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Dwayne Fuchs

Registered Kinesiologist, Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW) Ergonomists
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10:00 am

Wed
9 Mar

Networking for Growth & Change 04

Jeff Robert

Workplace Harassment Prevention Advisor, Nokiiwin Tribal Council
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10:30 am

Wed
9 Mar

A Beginners Guide to Yoga and Self Massage Techniques

10:30 am

Wed
9 Mar

Safety – Past, Present, Future? What Should Make You Tick.

Shilo Neveu

CRSP, CUSP, JD | EVP Health, Safety | Valard Construction LP
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10:30 am

Wed
9 Mar

Leading Meaningful Change

Beverley Patwell

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11:00 am

Wed
9 Mar

Pathway to Health Resiliency

Dr. Elaine Chin

Founder, Chief Medical Officer | Executive Health Centre, Innovation Health Group
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1:00 pm

Wed
9 Mar

Nagachidisin: CARE Model Training

Murray Ritchie

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2:15 pm

Wed
9 Mar

Panel: Growth and Resilience Panel followed by Closing Ceremonies

Travis Woodworth

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Peter Sturm

EMBA, BA, CRSP, CHSC
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Jeff Robert

Workplace Harassment Prevention Advisor, Nokiiwin Tribal Council
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Dr. Marlene Pierre

Elder
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Jimmy Mishquart

Elder
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9:00 am

Thu
10 Mar

CANCELLED: Spirit Builder Conference Training Day One

This session has been cancelled.

We appreciate your interest and hope to run it again in future. Please contact Tiffany Rogowski at safety@nokiiwin.com if you would like to be contacted for future Nokiiwin Spirit Builder Workshop dates.

Audrey Gilbeau

Executive Director/Governance advisor for Nokiiwin Tribal Council
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9:00 am

Fri
11 Mar

CANCELLED: Spirit Builder Conference Training Day Two

This session has been cancelled.

We appreciate your interest and hope to run it again in future. Please contact Tiffany Rogowski at safety@nokiiwin.com if you would like to be contacted for future Nokiiwin Spirit Builder Workshop dates.

Audrey Gilbeau

Executive Director/Governance advisor for Nokiiwin Tribal Council
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