Program

DAY 1 – September 30, 2013: Learning, Applying and Sharing Best Practices in Workplace Wellness: Pre-Symposium Special Session
DAY 2 – October 1, 2013: International Wellness Symposium
DAY 3 – October 2, 2013: International Wellness Symposium

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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30

September 30, 2013: Learning, Applying and Sharing Best Practices in Workplace Wellness: Pre-Symposium Special Session

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Time Session Keynote Presenter Location
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Learning, Applying and Sharing Best Practices in Workplace Wellness: Pre-Symposium Special Session
Registration table open
  Victoria Room Foyer
11:30 a.m. Buffet lunch
Please arrive no later than 11:30 a.m.
  Victoria Room
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Lunch and Session
(All delegates welcome to attend/separate payment applies – see Registration)
Dr. Michael O’Donnell
Director of the Health
Management Research Center,
School of Kinesiology,
University of Michigan
Victoria Room
6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Evening Registration for Wellness Symposium
Wellness Symposium Registration
Mt Temple Room Foyer

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1

Wellness: It’s For Life: 2013 International Wellness Symposium

Time Session Keynote Presenter Location
7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Registration table open
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Getting off on the right foot!
Early morning active living opportunities
Two options:
1. A Nature Prescription: Morning Walking Meditation in Lake Louise (outdoor session) Ronna Schneberger,Owner, Guide, Yoga Teacher, Eco-Yoga Adventures (outdoor session) Meet at the registration desk (outdoor session)
2. 10-minute Anywhere, Anytime Meditation: The Power Within (indoor session) Nalina Kumar, Meditation Teacher (indoor session) Louise Room (indoor session)
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Exhibits open Trails Foyer
6:30 – 8:15 a.m. Buffet breakfast available Victoria Room
8:30 – 8:40 a.m. Welcome to Lake Louise and Symposium Opening Honourable Dave Rodney,
Associate Minister of Wellness
Mt Temple Ballroom
8:40 – 9:00 a.m. Opening Energizer Kellee McQuinn, Founder, KidTribe
9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Why Inequality Matters: An In-depth Look By a Global Expert Richard G. Wilkinson, Professor Emeritus of Social Epidemiology at the University of Nottingham Medical School Mt Temple Ballroom
10:00 – 10:30 a.m. HEALTH/ACTIVITY BREAK Mt Temple Ballroom
10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Expert Panel on Social Determinants of Health: Perspectives, Insights and Lessons Learned Richard G. Wilkinson, Professor Emeritus of Social Epidemiology at the University of Nottingham Medical School
Trevor Hancock, Professor and Senior Scholar School of Public Health and Social Policy University of Victoria
Sandra Laclé, Director of Health Promotion, Sudbury & District Health Unit
Karen K. Lee, MD, MHSC, FRCPC, Director, Built Environment NYC Dept of Health and Mental Hygiene; Associate Clinical Professor, University of Alberta School of Public Health, WHO Collaborating Center for NCD Policy
Mt Temple Ballroom
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Slave Lake Wildfire: From Crisis to Recovery – A Story of Resilience and Hope Karina Pillay-Kinnee, Past Mayor of Slave Lake Mt Temple Ballroom
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. NETWORKING LUNCH Mt Temple Ballroom
1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Hike with Honourable Dave Rodney, Associate Minister of Wellness: Are You Up For It? (OUTDOOR SESSION) Honourable Dave Rodney, Associate Minister of Wellness Meet at the Registration Desk
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. CONCURRENT SESSIONS Group I
Student Success and Well-Being at Kainai High School Annette BruisedHead, Principal, Kainai High School Pipestone
Meaningful Movie Narratives in Aboriginal Schools Jason Gondziola, Producer, Cinematographer, Youth Media Educator
The Workplace Health Improvement Project (WHIP) – Lessons Learned Marlynn Kennedy
Charlene Mo
Andrea Baker
Workplace Health Consultants, Alberta Health Services
Lakeshore Trail
Healthy Eating Advice You Can Trust – Registered Dietitians in Workplace Wellness Karen Boyd, Regional Executive Director, Alberta and the Territories Region – Dietitians of Canada
Helen Haresign, Director, EatRight Ontario
Saddleback Trail
Supporting an Active Alberta: Collaborating for Success Damien Traverse, Policy and Research Consultant, Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation Plain of Six Glaciers Trail
A Physical Activity Strategy and Change Agenda for Canada Christa Costas-Bradstreet, Relationship Manager, ParticipACTION
Changing Attitudes, Changing Behaviours: How ‘Preventable’ is Helping Citizens Prevent Injury Kathy Belton, Associate Director
Liza Sunley, Communications Coordinator, Alberta Centre for Injury Control & Research
Beehive Trail
Moving to Wellness Post-Disaster: What Have We Learned from a Wildfire Research Program? Judith C. Kulig, Professor and University Scholar, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Lethbridge Victoria Room
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. CONCURRENT SESSIONS Group II
WHY ACT NOW Sangita Sharma, Endowed Chair in Aboriginal Health, Aboriginal and Global Health Research Alberta Group at the University of Alberta Pipestone
‘NSTEP, Leading the Way to Wellness Through an Innovative School-based Approach
Farm To Cafeteria Canada – Bringing Local, Fresh Food Into Our Hospitals, Schools and Universities
Deb Hymers, Founder, Director, ‘NSTEP
Catherine White, Advisory Committee Member, Farm To Cafeteria Canada
Lakeshore Trail
How Research Can Impact Wellness Practice and Policy in School Communities Marg Schwartz, APPLE Schools Manager, School of Public Health, University of Alberta
Paul J. Veugelers, Principal Investigator, REAL Kids Alberta
Plain of Six Glaciers Trail
Fostering Local Action for Healthy Living: Lessons from Alberta Communities Janet Naclia, Program Manager (Active Community Strategy)
Lisa McLaughlin, Program Manager (Communities Choose Well), Alberta Recreation and Parks Association
Beehive Trail
Being Well in the Second Half of Life Judy Steiert, Owner, Elderquest Options Saddleback Trail
Psycho-Social Recovery; It Takes a Village… Michael Trew, Chief Mental Health Officer, Alberta Health Services Victoria Room
3:00 – 3:30 p.m. HEALTH/ACTIVITY BREAK
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. CONCURRENT SESSIONS Group III
Working Together to Create a Healthy School and Community in Alexander First Nation Noreen Willows, Juli Yellowbird and Jody Kootney, Research Committee, Alexander First Nation Pipestone
Move & Play Through Traditional Games Megan McKinlay, Outreach Coordinator, University of Calgary
Engaging Employees Through an Integrated Wellness Strategy Janet Crowe, Director-Wellness and Work Life Solutions, TELUS Lakeshore Trail
Community Partnerships, Schools, and the Health and Wellness of Canadian Children:
Educating for Life-long Health
Felicia Ochs, Youth Resiliency Coordinator
Emily Keane, Associate Superintendent
Tim Monds – Superintendent, Parkland Schools Division
Beehive Trail
Educating for Life-long Health Lil Rueck, M.Ed, Healthy Schools – Healthy Future, Manager, School of Public Health, University of Alberta
Wellness Needs of Young Adults in Post-Secondary Institutions: Differences and Commonalities Debbie Bruckner, Director, SU Wellness Centre, University of Calgary
Kandi McElary, Director Wellness Services – LIVE WELL, Mount Royal University
Saddleback Trail
Tobacco Reduction in Alberta – A Strategic Overview and Connection to Wellness Andrew Douglas, Manager, Addiction and Mental Health Branch, Alberta Health Plain of Six Glaciers Trail
Reducing Alcohol Misuse – how Canada’s Low Risk Drinking Guidelines Can Help Communities and Individuals Consider a Culture of Moderation Naomi Parker, Program Consultant, Addiction Prevention Unit, Alberta Health Services
An Interactive Discussion on the Built Environment and Health: What Are the Links?
PART 1
Part 2 runs from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Karen Lee, Director, Built Environment, New York City Dept of Health and Mental Hygiene; Associate Clinical Professor, University of Alberta School of Public Health, WHO Collaborating Center for NCD Policy
James Talbot, Chief Medical Officer of Health, Alberta Health
Victoria Room
4:30 – 5:30 p.m. CONCURRENT SESSIONS Group IV
An Interactive Discussion on the Built Environment and Health: What Are the Links?
PART 2
Part 1 runs 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Karen Lee, Director, Built Environment, New York City Dept of Health and Mental Hygiene; Associate Clinical Professor, University of Alberta School of Public Health, WHO Collaborating Center for NCD Policy
James Talbot, Chief Medical Officer of Health, Alberta Health
Victoria Room
KidTribe Fitness Party! Kellee McQuinn, Founder, KidTribe Mt Temple Ballroom
Creating a Campus Free from Violence: One Step at a Time D. Gaye Watson Warthe, Chair, Department of Social Work and Disability Studies, Mount Royal University Lakeshore Trail
Peer Mentoring as a Novel School-based Approach for Promoting Wellness in Schools Jonathan McGavock, Research Chair, Manitoba Institute of Child Health
The Canadian Adaptation of Mind, Exercise, Nutrition, Do It! (MEND): a Program to Promote Childhood Healthy Weights Nora Johnston, Acting Executive Director, Wellness Branch, Alberta Health
Harry MacMillan, CEO, Healthy Weight Partnership
Farah Bandali, Manager, Healthy Childhood Growth, Alberta Health Services
Carol Rodgers, Dean, College of Kinesiology, University of Victoria
Karen Strange, MEND BC Provincial Manager, Childhood Obesity Foundation
Plain of Six Glaciers Trail
The City of Calgary Helps Employees Wake Up! and Get a Better Sleep Teresa Steinhauer, HR Advisor, City of Calgary
Lorene Beckett, Senior Advisor, Homewood Human Solutions
Saddleback Trail
Wellness Works: Where is the Evidence? The Sun Life – Ivey Canadian Wellness ROI Study Michael J. Rouse, Strategy Professor, Ivey Business School at Western University Pipestone
Healthy Parks, Healthy People!
(outdoor session)
Anne-Marie Syslak, Executive Director, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, Southern Alberta Chapter (CPAWS SAB) Meet at registration desk
5:30 – 6:00 p.m. COME FOR A WALK! UWALK Meet in the hotel lobby
6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Welcome Dinner
Guest Speaker, Getting Grounded with Canada’s Pre-eminent Naturalist:
The Nature Connection
Robert Bateman, Artist and avid supporter of the natural environment Mt Temple Ballroom

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2

Wellness: It’s For Life: 2013 International Wellness Symposium

Time Session Keynote Presenter Location
7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Registration
7:00 – 7:45 a.m. Getting off on the right foot!
Early morning active living opportunities
Two options:
1. A Nature Prescription: Morning Walking Meditation in Lake Louise (outdoor session) Ronna Schneberger,Owner, Guide, Yoga Teacher, Eco-Yoga Adventures (outdoor session) Meet at the registration desk (outdoor session)
2. 10-minute Anywhere, Anytime Meditation: The Power Within (indoor session) Nalina Kumar, Meditation Teacher (indoor session) Louise Room (indoor session)
6:30 – 8:15 a.m. Buffet breakfast available Victoria Room
8:30 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. Exhibits open Trails Foyer
8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Welcome and Opening Presentation: The Future of Health James Talbot, Chief Medical Officer of Health, Alberta Health Mt Temple Ballroom
9:00 – 9:45 a.m. Keynote Presentation – Making the Digital World Human Again Tod Maffin, President of engageQ digital, cultural change and technology expert Mt Temple Ballroom
9:45 – 10:15 a.m. HEALTH/ACTIVITY BREAK
10:15 – 11:00 a.m. Expert Panel on How Changing Culture and Technology Affects Wellness. Technology: Demon or Saviour? Betsy Hill, President & COO, Learning Enhancement Corporation, Chicago, Illinois
Valerie Carson, Assistant Professor, Behavioural Medicine, University of Alberta
Mt Temple Ballroom
11:00 – 11:30 a.m. Building Healthy Communities After Devastation: Evaluating the Social, Mental, and Physical Impacts of Community Design Lawrence Frank, Director of the Health and Community Design Lab, Professor in Sustainable Transportation, University of British Columbia Mt Temple Ballroom
11:30 – 11:45 a.m. UWALK: An exciting Alberta initiative Kerry Mummery, Professor and Dean, Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta Mt Temple Ballroom
11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. NETWORKING LUNCH Mt Temple Ballroom
12:45 – 1:45 p.m. CONCURRENT SESSIONS Group V
Traffic Safety Within Aboriginal Communities: Building Partnerships to Reduce Traffic-related Injuries Bev Littlechilds, Traffic Safety Consultant, Alberta Transportation, Office of Traffic Safety
Tanis Willier, Heatlh Director
Norien Norbert, Maternal Child Health Outreach Program, Sucker Creek First Nation
Pipestone
Fueling Active Children and Youth Brian Torrance, Director, Ever Active Schools Saddleback Trail
School’s Out, Let’s Move! The Importance of Being Healthy in the After School Hours Katelynn Theal, After School Hours Coordinator, Ever Active Schools
Mental Health and the Socially Supportive Workplace: Shedding Light on Hidden Issues Morgan Craig-Broadwith, Manager, Workplace Mental Health program, Canadian Mental Health Association Beehive Trail
Addressing the Ecological Determinants of Health Trevor Hancock, Professor and Senior Scholar, University of Victoria, School of Public Health and Social Policy Victoria Room
A Naturalized Play Space – Planning Beyond Traditional Ideas Stacie Pederson, Health Promotion, Alberta Health Services Plain of Six Glaciers Trail
Social Observation of Urban Activity: Lessons from China on How to Use Public Spaces Patricia K Doyle-Baker, Associate Professor, University of Calgary
Making a Community Investment for Lifelong Health Return Lorna Milkovich, Executive Director, Red Deer Primary Care Network Lakeshore Trail
Happiness 101 – A Workshop Designed To Take You on the Path to Happiness Shannon Kearny, Mental Health Counsellor, Red Deer Primary Care Network
Nature and Nurture (outdoor session) Gareth Thomson, Executive Director, Alberta Council for Environmental Education Meet at registration desk
1:45 – 2.15 p.m. HEALTH BREAK
2:15 – 3:15 p.m. CONCURRENT SESSIONS Group VI
The Quality and Quantity of Snacking Among Canadian Youth Elaine Jones-McLean, Senior Analyst/Researcher, Public Health Agency of Canada Plain of Six Glaciers Trail
Developing a Strategy for Student Mental Health: The Importance of Both the Process and the Product Kandi McElary, Director of Wellness Services, Mount Royal University Lakeshore Trail
University Professors and the Stressed Out Student: Successes and Challenges Khatija Westbrook, Associate Professor, Head Therapist – Cougar Athletics, Mount Royal University
Christine Brownell, Assistant Chair – Department of Nursing, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Faculty of Health and Communication Studies, Mount Royal University
Walking in Alberta: Getting People on their Feet Christina Loitz, Knowledge Translation Specialist, Alberta Centre for Active Living
Sandra Delon, Healthy Living, Population and Public Health, Alberta Health Services
Cally Davies, Research Associate
Saddleback Trail
Advancing Wellness Across Alberta School Communities: Fostering a Sense of Belonging and Connectedness Elizabeth Coldbeck, Project Lead, Alberta Healthy School Community Wellness Fund Beehive Trail
Building Healthy Communities After Devastation Lawrence Frank, Director of the Health and Community Design Lab, Professor in Sustainable Transportation, University of British Columbia Victoria Room
Body Image and Wellness: The Links Between Weight-related Issues Shelly Russell-Mayhew, Associate Professor and Registered Psychologist, Faculty of Education, University of Calgary Pipestone
Human ‘n’ Nature Joanne Barwise, Environmental Educator, Environment and Sustainable Resources Development Meet at registration desk
3:15 – 3:30 p.m. Closing Session: A Call to Action James Talbot, Chief Medical Officer of Health, Alberta Health Mt Temple Ballroom

*Timing is subject to change, and more speakers to be announced. Please check back.

NHPCA_StackedLogoPMDelegates are invited to visit the symposium’s Natural Health Fair! The Natural Health Practitioners of Canada Association (NHPCA) is proud to be supporting the 2013 International Wellness Symposium and will be offering a number of wellness treatments throughout the day at no charge to symposium delegates. As a national not-for-profit Association, the NHPCA represents almost 7,000 natural health practitioners in 65 modalities across Canada. We are committed to increasing wellness through natural health and strongly value our partnerships in bringing this vision to fruition.

For more information, please contact:

Karin Ivand
Symposium Coordinator
wellness@bayhousegroup.com
647-343-5034