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CPHR NS - Creating and Maintaining an Effective Mental Health Strategy (Halifax)
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CPHR CPD: 2.0 / CPHR Competency: Health, Wellness, and Safe Workplace

When: Tuesday, October 30, 2018
8:45am-10:45am, check in between 8:30-8:45am
Where: CPHR Nova Scotia
84 Chain Lake Drive, Suite 103

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CPHR CPD:  2.0

Since the introduction of their Mental Health Strategy, Emera has been very proactive in their approach to managing employee health and disability benefits by addressing health issues before they manifest into a long-term illness.  Their short-term illness durations are tracking 2 weeks less than third party provides, their long-term disability plan has seen a steady decrease in the numbers of claims over the past two years, their LTD claims for mental health and musculoskeletal issues are below national comparative benchmarks, and EFAP utilization is well above national norms leading to a more preventative solution.

During this session, Leanne will provide a first-hand account of how Emera developed and implemented a Mental Health Strategy that has resulted in their ability to address health issues before they manifest into long term illness.  Emera supports a workplace environment where stigma is replaced with compassion.  Learn how Emera, through a shared commitment to safety and health, has armed its leaders to understand and care about the individual struggling and how it has created a positive ripple effect throughout their companies.

About the Facilitator

Leanne Dixon, CPHR - Senior Manager, Human Resources & Health, Emera.  Leanne Dixon is a leader with a passion for workplace health and safety.  She is the Senior Manager, Human Resources & Health for Emera Inc, an international energy and services company with roots in Nova Scotia.  In this role Leanne is responsible for the delivery of programs and services for Emera employees, including their Mental Health Strategy.  Prior to joining Emera, Leanne managed Health, Wellness and Safety at the IWK Health Centre where she worked with Capital District Health Authority on the development of the provincial Mental Health Strategy for healthcare workers in Nova Scotia.  Leanne's career began in Human Resources where she specialized in Employee and Labour Relations.  The majority of her career has been spent working in large, unionized workplaces such as banking, government, healthcare and now the energy sector.  Leanne is a graduate of Dalhousie University and obtain her Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) designation in 2001.


  8:30 am  Participant Check-in and Coffee/Tea available
  8:45 am  Session begins
10:45 am  Session concludes



Early Bird (by Oct 9)

After Oct 9, 2018
Members $119 plus HST ($136.85) $179 plus HST ($205.85)
Future Members and Others $279 plus HST ($320.85) $339 plus HST ($389.85)

CPHR Nova Scotia's CPHRs receive a $20 discount off the above pricing.

Important note: Registrants must renew their membership for the period starting September 1, 2018 (by August 31, 2018) in order to qualify for member rates for this session.  If a member registers before they renew and then later does not renew, the price difference (to the non-member rate) will apply and it will be the responsibility of the individual to pay it.  If you renew on time and/or register after August 31, this statement will not apply to you.


To Register

Pre-registration is required.  To register, click on the register for this link above.  By registering, you confirm that you have read and agree to the Payment Terms and Cancellation Policy.

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The registration deadline is Tuesday, October 23, 2018, at 12 noon (or earlier if the event is sold out).  Please note that registrations are not possible after online registration has closed.  Registration cannot be purchased at the door.

Payment Terms

Payment is due by the registration deadline or within 30 days of your registration (whichever is earlier).  Payments made be made conveniently online at time of registration by Visa/Mastercard or by cheque received by the registration deadline.  Cheques must be received by the registration deadline (October 23) by CPHR Nova Scotia, 84 Chain Lake Drive, Suite 103, Halifax, NS B3S 1A2.  Registrations October 9th or later must be paid online at time of registration.

If paying by Visa or Mastercard, you must have the billing address exactly as it appears on the credit card statement or the transaction will be declined.  This is a security feature for your protection.

Cancellation Policy

A refund, less a $40 plus HST processing fee, will be issued for cancellations received in writing by October 9, 2018 at 12:00 noon.  Those who make reservations and do not attend will be required to pay for the full session fee.  Cancellations received in writing by 12:00 noon on October 9, 2018 will only be charged the processing fee.  Substitutions are permitted up to two business days before the event (for substitutions, the registrant must advise our office of their replacement in writing by 10:00am on Friday, October 27).  Member/non-member rates will be applied to the substitutions.  This cancellation policy applies regardless of date of registration.  Registrations after the cancellation deadline are non-refundable.

By registering, you confirm that you have read and agree to the Payment Terms and the Cancellation Policy.

Chartered Professionals in Human Resources of Nova Scotia
84 Chain Lake Drive, Suite 103 / Halifax, NS / B3S 1A2
Telephone: (902) 446-3660 / Fax: (902) 446-3677