Sun Life and the Conference Board of Canada present a disability workshop series across Canada


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Sun Life Financial and the Conference Board of Canada have partnered to create Effectively Managing Absenteeism, a workshop on driving productivity and organizational performance by improving disability management practices and reducing absenteeism. Effectively Managing Absenteeism will be hosted in 6 major cities across Canada in 2014.

The first city to host this workshop series was Ottawa, on Wednesday, January 15, 2014.  The rest of the city listings include:

  • Vancouver: March 11, 2014
  • Calgary: March 13, 2014
  • Toronto: April 10, 2014
  • Halifax: April 23, 2014
  • Montréal: May 14, 2014

What’s on the agenda?

This workshop will provide you with an opportunity to:

  • Hear the latest Conference Board research on absenteeism trends and the cost of absenteeism
  • Learn effective strategies and best practices for employers in the area of disability management, accommodation, and return to work
  • Discover how leading Canadian organizations have implemented successful absence and disability management programs
  • Benchmark your organization’s disability management practices using a highly calibrated, reliable tool administered globally by the International Disability Management Standards Council®
  • Obtain a customized report that you can apply operationally to improve your organization’s current performance
  • Learn solutions to effective case management through practical case studies
  • Get personalized help from experts that can assist in addressing your organization’s specific challenges
  • Network with peers—share new approaches, insights and challenges

The workshops are now open for registration!

Sun Life clients are eligible for a special registration rate.  Enter the rebate code PRM3 when you register to save $200 off the regular registration fee.  In the “how did you hear about this event” section, enter priority code “SUNLIFE” to receive priority registration.

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If you have any questions or want to reserve a place, please contact Jocelyn Rodrigue at or 613-526-3090 ext. 341.      


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