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WORKING WELL – Leading Workplace Mental Health

Are Canadians working well? Mental wellness is foundational to a safe, healthy and productive workforce. At our 2019 Benefits3 Conference,
we will explore what’s working well for Canadian employers as they lead the way in addressing workplace mental health.

October 30th, 2019
Halifax Convention Centre
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Hosted by Medavie Blue Cross, Benefits3 Conference is a highly anticipated, invite-only, annual event that brings together leading employers,
key health benefits consultants and advisors, and respected speakers from across Canada for a meaningful dialogue on major issues impacting the health benefits industry.


8:00 a.m.

Coffee & Registration

9:15 a.m.

Welcome Remarks

David Adams, Regional Vice President, Business Development/ Corporate Sales, Medavie Blue Cross

9:30 a.m.

TALK | Hope Blooms with Community-Based Mental Health Programs

Together with Hope Blooms youth leaders, Jessie will describe the social enterprise’s Youth Navigator program in helping marginalized youth navigate and utilize mental health systems. The program empowers youth to be actively engaged in their communities while building mental resiliency and life skills.

10:15 a.m.

Health Break

Coffee – Stretch your legs – Network

10:30 a.m.

WORKING WELL – The Talk Show!

Dr. Peter Farvolden , Derek Weir , Greg Kyllo
Prevent. Promote. Protect. We have assembled a line-up of leading health professionals for a talk show-style presentation on effective mental health strategies. Guided by our host, each of our special guests swill share real life examples, success stories, research and data, innovative solutions, ready-to-go practical resources and best practices - all toward creating a positive, inclusive... (Read more)
12:00 p.m.

Networking and Lunch Break

1:00 p.m.

TALK | Keynote with Serena Ryder

Serena Ryder

We are thrilled to welcome Juno-award-winning musician Serena Ryder to our Benefits3 Conference where she will share the story of her struggle with depression as she rose to international stardom. A well-known mental health advocate, the Canadian singer-songwriter is vocal about the important role music has played in her journey to mental wellness.

2:00 p.m.

Closing Remarks

Eric Laberge, President, Medavie Blue Cross

Our Speakers


The new Halifax Convention Centre truly represents Nova Scotia,
bringing people around the world to Halifax to experience our world-class hospitality.

1650 Argyle Street | Halifax, NS | B3J 0E6

Parking & Location


1725 Market St. | Halifax, NS B3J 3N9| Canada

Prince George Hotel

Just steps away from the Halifax Convention Centre, the Prince George offers a wide array of hotel amenities and guest services that will ensure you have everything you could possibly need and more. From the moment you arrive through our doors to the time you check out, you'll be spoiled with a distinguished level of service that fits Four Diamond standards.

Conference discount rate available.


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