Mental Health Events

AGS and Hale Present: Mental Stress Claims – Effective Strategies for Progressive Employers



AGS Rehab Solutions and Hale Health and Safety Solutions have partnered to bring to you Mental Stress Claims – Effective Strategies for Progressive Employers a unique conference to address your specific questions and challenges in dealing with stress in the workplace. This is the only conference of its kind, that focuses on solutions to reduce the likelihood and impact of mental injury, claims, and complaints related to the most significant emerging hazard of our time: mental stress.


By attending this conference you will learn:

  • how you are impacted by the WSIB’s new Chronic Mental Stress Policy
  • complaints received by the Ministry of Labour and what this experience means for you
  • legal issues related to chronic mental stress claims, especially those involving workplace harassment or bullying
  • best practices for prevention, recognition, early intervention, coping skills and accommodation for employees suffering from excess stress


Don’t miss this one of a kind opportunity to learn from the experts, network, and receive practical tools to help get started with improving your organization’s stress management plan.


Speakers Include:


Ron Kelusky – Chief Prevention Officer (CPO), Ontario Ministry of Labour
Asha Rampersad – Lawyer, Bernardi Human Resource Law
Gillian Snowling – Director, Return-to-Work Program, Mental Stress Injuries, WSIB
Dr. Jeffrey Karp – Registered Psychologist, Rehabilitation Counselor


Panelists Include:


Mary Ann Baynton  Principal, Mary Ann Baynton and Associates
Sari Sarainen  Director, Health, Safety and Enviornment, Unifor
Katherine Wishart  Lead, Employee Health Unit, York Region
Laura Pratt  Practice Leaders, Organizational Health, Great-West Life Assurance Company
Dr. David Posen  Physician, Speaker, Author, and Trainer
Lisa Longley  Survivor, Thriver and Victor in the mental health system
Yolla Fadllalah  Senior Director, Life and Disability Benefits, SSQ



7:30 am – 8:30 am Registration and Continental breakfast

8:30 am – 8:40 am Welcome and Opening Remarks

8:40 am – 12:00 pm Morning sessions – The Legal Landscape of Mental Stress in Ontario

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Networking lunch

1:00 pm – 1:10 pm Panel Introductions

1:10 pm – 3:15 pm Afternoon sessions – Open Discussion with Expert Panel

3:30 pm – 4:15 pm Afternoon sessions – Open Discussion with Expert Panel

4:15 pm – 4:30 pm Closing Remarks

A big thank you to the Mental Health Commission of Canada for sponsoring this event!


Sponsorship opportunities available – email for more information.

March 27, 2019



8905 Bathurst Street Richmond Hill, ON L4C 0H4

  • In-Person Ticket: $499

  • Early Bird Ticket: $425 (Before Feb 15)

  • AGS/Hale Clients (20%): $399

  • Multiple Ticket Offer: Purchase 2 tickets and receive the 3rd free

  • Online Ticket: $150 (half day only)


Listed ticket prices are before HST (13%)

All In-Person tickets include full day conference, meals, refreshments, and materials

All sales are final. Tickets are transferable.

Available to Attendees



Enter to win a signed copy of our new book, The 5-Minute Recharge authored by Lynne Everatt and Addie Greco-Sanchez. Copies will also be available for purchase!