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Human Resources Forum - Hosted by Rogers

October 15, 2009
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Date: Thursday, October 15, 2009

9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Rockies Room, 17th Floor
One Mount Pleasant Road (OMP)
Toronto, Ontario   M4Y 2Y5

Please note that the next  HR Forum Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, October 15, 2009 from 9:00 to 1:00 pm and this meeting is being hosted by Rogers.  Our moderators have put together a great agenda for this session.

As a courtesy to Rogers, our host for this meeting, all participants are to pre-register so that they can make provisions for refreshments and set up accordingly. If you are planning on attending either in person or by teleconference (for out of town participants only), please respond to this email or by scanning and emailing the attached announcement to Micheline Levesque at or no later than the end of the day on October 9th.


"Beyond Diversity to Human Equity"
Trevor Wilson, President, TWI Inc.
Many businesses talk about creating diversity within their organizations. As valuable as this can be, it’s worth taking a step further. Trevor Wilson, well-known author of Diversity at Work: The Business Case for Equity and Global Human Equity Strategist, will show you how to take that step and move beyond diversity to human equity. Don’t confuse equity with equality. They are far from synonymous. Equality is about ignoring differences and treating people the same. Equity is about acknowledging differences and turning them into a competitive advantage. You’ll discover the paradigm shift to human equity is well worth the journey.

"Practical Opportunities for Business  to Support Health and Productivity"
Paula Allen, Vice President, Organizational Solutions & Training

  • This session will provide a framework and practical practices to support both mental health  and productive response to mental illness in the workplace
  • The sessions will look at common tools and resources that are currently available to organizational and how to optimize them
  • We will also review common risks and risk management for employees at work, at risk, off work and returning to work

Meeting announcement for October 15th HR Forum at Rogers

Here are the directions to the Rogers facility:

Driving Directions

From West-End:
Take QEW East to Gardiner; take the Jarvis St. Exit; go north on Jarvis; OMP is located on the East side of Jarvis on Isabella Street

From East-End:
Take 404 South and exit on "Bloor-Bayview Exit"; go to Bloor Street by exiting on Bloor St exit and making a left on Castle Frank Road and a quick right on Bloor St; travel west on Bloor St to Huntley St or Jarvis St. and turn onto Isabella

From North-End:
Take the 427 South to QEW and follow west-end directions above or take 401 to 404 and follow east-end directions above

(Note: parking within OMP is limited and will most likely be filled before 8:30am - street parking is also limited to a maximum of 3 hours - there are parking lots around OMP: 1) Jarvis St just south of Bloor St; 2) 1 block south of Bloor St and Sherbourne St on Selby St; 3) in the Manulife building on the north side of Bloor St at Jarvis Street (continue across the street when you are driving north on Jarvis St.).  Also, if you are traveling north on Jarvis Street, keep left if you want to go to Bloor Street, otherwise you will go past OMP and go under Bloor St - if you've past OMP it will be difficult to get back to Bloor or Jarvis.

GO Train/TTC Directions

Nearest GO Train station is Union Station - from Union station take the Yonge Street subway line to Bloor Street station and walk east to Jarvis and south to OMP.

From East-End: take Bloor-Danforth subway line to Sherbourne St station and walk west to Jarvis and south to OMP.

From West-End: take Bloor subway line to Yonge Street station and walk east to Jarvis and south to OMP.

From North-End: go south on Yonge subway line to Bloor Street station and walk east to Jarvis and south to OMP or take Spadina subway line to St. George station and get on Bloor Street station east to Yonge Street station and walk east to Jarvis and south to OMP.


Note: Please check in with Security – Meeting is called ITAC Quarterly Meeting

9:00 - 9:15 Welcome and Introductions Nadia Cerisano, Xerox
Sheryl Helsdon-Baker, Oracle
9:15 - 9:20 ITAC Overview and Update Micheline Levesque, ITAC
9:20 - 10:30 "Beyond Diversity to Human Equity" Trevor Wilson
President, TWI, Inc.
10:30 - 10:50 Break  
10:50 – 11:45 "Practical Opportunities for Business to Support Health and Productivity" Paula Allen
Vice President, Organizational Solutions & Training
11:45 – 12:30 Roundtable discussions All

Please confirm your attendance/participation by phone or email no later than end of day on October 9th to Micheline Levesque at (613) 238-4822 x 245 or by e-mail at