OMHRA Fall Conference 2017

The OMHRA Conference is a professional development that attracts several human resources professionals from municipalities across the province. This event will feature several excellent speakers touching on many different human resources topics and will include various networking opportunities for everyone. The theme this year is the "Changing Workplaces Review" and "Bill 148, Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017"

Join the conference September 13-15, 2017 in Blue Mountains for discussions on:

  • HR best practices
  • Bill 148, Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017
  • Tools and techniques for addressing organizational needs
  • Legal sessions on legal cases and precedents

....and of course....

  • The opportunity to catch up with colleagues, share insight and observations and have some fun.

The Annual John Panunto Memorial Golf Tournament kicks off the conference on Wednesday, September 13th.

Please review the Agenda for more details.

PROergonomics will be attending this event as an exhibitor. Visit our booth for some handy ergonomics tips or just stop by and say hi!

As well, Sarah Snable (B.Sc., R.Kin., CCPE) and Rasul Kassam (B.Kin., B.Sc. O.T., O.T.Reg. ONT) from PROergonomics and the City of Mississauga, respectively, will be presenting on day 3 of conference, September 15th @ 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. The topic is on Mental Health in the Return to Work Landscape: Tools to Help You Navigate.

In the Canadian workplace, mental health illnesses represent nearly 30% of all short- and long-term disability claims, as well as approximately $6 billion in lost productivity costs from absenteeism and presenteeism.

With greater awareness towards mental health, and recent (Bill 163: PTSD in First Responders) and upcoming (Bill 127: Work-Related Chronic Mental Stress) changes in mental health legislation, the frequency of Return to Work (RTW) cases that are associated with cognitive rather than physical limitations is on the rise. How we properly address these issues is paramount to achieving successful RTW for our employees.

That being said, how can municipalities be better prepared to handle claims associated with mental health?

This session will review the proactive process the City of Mississauga took in completing Cognitive Demands Assessments (CDAs) for a widespread number of jobs across all departments in their organization. PROergonomics and the City of Mississauga will share first hand experiences in how they objectively completed the CDAs, as well as the multiple ways the City is using the completed CDAs in their RTW process and beyond.


  • Understand what a Cognitive Demands Assessment (CDA) is
  • Learn how a CDA is objectively conducted
  • Examine the benefits to your organization of completing CDAs
  • Hear from a large municipality on how they are using CDAs in their Return-to-Work process and beyond
  • Take away tips for applying a similar process yourself
  • Event: Conference
  • Date: Sep 13, 2017

Blue Mountain Resort-Village Conference Centre
108 Jozo Weider Boulevard
Blue Mountains, Ontario, L9Y 3Z2
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