Sun Life sponsorship lets us offer a discount to attend this conference – another example of The Conversation in action!


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Sun Life is the major insurance sponsor of the Conference Board of Canada’s research into disability management and absenteeism in the workplace.  As part of being a sponsor of the research and of the Disability Management and Benefits 2013: Driving Productivity with Effective Workplace Practices conference in Toronto, we are able to offer our Sun Life guests a discount on the registration fee.

The Disability Management and Benefits 2013: Driving Productivity with Effective Workplace Practices conference is being held in Toronto and Calgary this year, and will have a presentation of the research findings that Sun Life helped make possible.  We recognize it takes many voices to have a great conversation, and we are working with a wide range of people – inside and outside of our organization through sponsorships like these – to make The Conversation happen. This is yet another example of how Sun Life is helping to further the group benefits industry and our understanding of the topic of disability in the workplace through our thought leadership platform, The Conversation.

Event Dates

Toronto: October 28-29, 2013 at the Sheraton Toronto Centre Hotel

Calgary: November 15, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Calgary

Sun Life representation

Our very own Annette Gibbs, VP of North American Work Health Strategies, will be representing Sun Life at both events by sitting on the panel and answering questions regarding the research and responding to the findings.  The panel will discuss how to translate the results into actionable solutions and answer questions about what is and what is not working for employees and frontline managers.

State of the Nation address

In addition to the research sponsorship, Sun Life is also sponsoring the actual event in Toronto.  With this, Marilee Mark, VP of Market Development, has been invited to deliver the State of the Nation in Work Absence and Disability.  Marilee will provide an update on workplace absence and disability issues and opportunities, and will also review the trends and discuss what makes a highly effective attendance management program.

Discounts for Sun Life attendees

As a major sponsor of the Toronto event and of the research presented at the conference, Sun Life is able to extend a discount to its attendees.  If you are interested in attending, please speak to your Sun Life representative for more information. 

Please note that the discount is only applicable if you have not yet registered.


Regular rate

Discounted rate


$1,755 - $1,855



$1,285 - $1,485



Contact your Sun Life Financial group benefits representative.