The Workers' Compensation Board (WCB) annually hosts Compensation Institute to inform, connect and engage with all customers and partners.
This free three-day event offers a front-row seat to hear from world-class international and local keynote presenters on a range of topics, experiences and perspectives regarding workplace safety, and safety leadership and practices.
Some of the sessions from this year’s Compensation Institute were recorded. Others were not available for recording for proprietary reasons. Visit our YouTube channel, to view the recorded sessions.
6:00 - 8:00 pm
6:00 - 8:00 pm
7:00 - 9:00 am
8:00 - 8:30 am
8:30 - 9:30 am
Curt Minard, a power line technician from Weyburn who was involved in an electrical contact incident in the workplace that resulted in him being electrocuted with 14,400 volts of electricity. Through determination, he was able to recover and went on to become a world champion hockey player and a Paralympic snowboarder for Canada.
9:30 - 9:35 am
9:35 - 9:45 am
9:45 - 10:30 am
In 2019, WorkSafe Saskatchewan, a partnership between the Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) and the Ministry of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety, launched the first three-year Fatalities and Serious Injuries Strategy to help eliminate workplace fatalities and serious injuries. Approximately 2,400 Saskatchewan workers are seriously injured each year in Saskatchewan. Building on the success of the first strategy, the 2023-2028 Fatalities and Serious Injuries Strategy document lays out a new approach to fatalities and serious injuries in Saskatchewan’s workplaces.
To learn more about the strategy, visit this link: worksafesask.ca/fatalities-and-serious-injuries/.
10:30 - 11:30 am
Dr. Tyler Amell, an internationally recognized leader of workplace health and productivity who specializes in health and well-being technology, data analytics and disability prevention. He is the chief health and strategy officer at MediKeeper, a wellness technology company, and faculty and registrar at Pacific Coast University for Workplace Health Sciences. Dr. Amell will share steps to prevent serious workplace injuries and fatalities.
11:30 - 11:40 am
11:40 - 12:15 pm
12:15 - 1:00 pm
1:00 - 1:15 pm
1:15 - 2:15 pm
2:15 - 3:15 pm
Dr. George Ayee, a bestselling author and highly experienced consultant, speaker, coach and trainer with more than 25 years of experience in leadership, change, transformation and organizational development. He has written about topics such as leading successful change and transformation and resilience in change. He will speak about transformational leadership for optimal results.
3:15 - 3:30 pm
3:30 - 4:30 pm
Ted Schick, a corporate trainer and consultant with his own business, Schick Corporate Learning, since 2009. With more than 30 years of experience leading people and as a retired naval officer, he will discuss the 10 commandments of safety communications at Compensation Institute.
4:30 - 4:45 pm
8:00 - 8:10 am
8:10 - 9:00 am
Dan Plexman, who was injured while working alone in a lift that came in close proximity to overhead power lines. An electrical fire arc caused third to sixth degree burns to 60 per cent of his body. After more than 10 years of constant surgeries, he will share the importance of how planning, preparation, prevention and protection can keep workers safe.
9:00 - 9:05 am
9:05 - 9:15 am
9:15 - 10:05 am
Greg Ford, an accomplished expert on the relationship between personality and human error in the workplace. As an advocate of empowering people with safety self-awareness to encourage them to modify their behaviours to reduce incidents, he is the CEO and co-founder of TalentClick Workforce Solutions and an adjunct professor at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver.
10:05 - 10:55 am
Jen Grant, a stand-up comedian and keynote speaker from Ottawa with more than 20 years of experience in the entertainment industry, she has been recognized as one of the top 25 people in Ottawa by Ottawa Life Magazine and has performed at every major comedy festival in Canada. With a focus on workplace safety, she will speak about how honouring authenticity is a superpower.
10:55 - 11:45 am
Shannon Talbot, a former corporate executive who, after 17 years, found herself burned out after prioritizing her career and family over her personal well-being. She then became a wellness coach and started her own company, Path to Presence, to support busy workplace professionals on how to live happier, healthier and more present lives.
11:45 - 12:30 pm
12:30 - 12:45 pm
12:45 - 1:45 pm
Alvin Law, a bestselling author, musician and member of two halls of fame in Canada who was born without arms and abandoned in the hospital when he was five days old. A certified speaking professional, he shares his life story of overcoming stigma and how to change and adapt negative stories people tell themselves about themselves into making new choices.
1:45 - 2:00 pm
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