Webinars

Minerva’s webinars are made available in partnership with the Conference Board of Canada’s (CBoC) Council for Safe Workplaces and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE) and are offered free of charge to Minerva sponsors and academic stakeholders.

2022 Webinars
Three Minerva webinars are planned this year focused on Change and the impact it can have on culture, learning, work and people.

First webinar was held on March 2nd focused on “Managing Changes in Culture and the Way We Learn“.
Speakers included Emad Rizkalla, CEO of Bluedrop and Bill Holmes, a Minerva Board member and Assoc. Professor, Royal Roads University.
The webinar was hosted by Kim Gould from Canada Post and a Minerva Board member.

Our second webinar was a panel discussion held on June 1st focused on the Redefinition of Work.
Panelists included Ana Reyes, Global H&S Director –Northland Power Inc., Christopher Spasoff, OHS Lawyer – F2 Legal Counsel and Derrick Leue, CEO- PROLINK Insurance.
The panel discussions were moderated by Bill Holmes, a Minerva Board member and Assoc. Professor, Royal Roads University.

Our third webinar is planned on October 26th focused on People – Our Resilience and the Agents of Change.
A registration link for the third webinar in October will be posted in September on Minerva’s website and LinkedIn site.

Past Webinars

The 2021 webinars included the following topics:
Minerva Canada conducted four very successful webinars with excellent participation and attendance from across Canada.

  • Webinar 1 (in partnership with CSSE) – February 24th – Introduction to the Elements of Change Management
    o Speakers: Glenn Lyle from Laurentian University and Maxime Dufour from Rio Tinto
  • Webinar 2 (in partnership with CSSE) – April 20th, , Facing Change with a Psychological Safety Approach
    o Speakers: Liz Horvath from the Mental Health Commission of Canada, Steve Sproule from Husky Energy, and Karla Kochan from the Agriculture Financial Services Corporation.
  • Webinar 3 (in partnership with CBoC) – June 14th – Managing Change in an All Electric Future
    o Speakers: Lynn Smith, GM Canada Company, John Stroyan, GM Corporation and Dr. Homayoun Najjaran of UBC.
  • Webinar 4 (in partnership with CBoC) – Oct 6th – Responsible Care Through Change
    o Speakers: Bob Masterson, Chemistry Industry Association of Canada, Erika Harris, BASF Canada and Dr. Ariel Chan, U of T.

The 2020 webinars included the following topics:

  • “Adapting Your Workplace to the Persistent Pandemic”. The webinar speakers were from the University of Calgary and Canada Post. November 2020
  • “Leading Indicators –Using Your Data to Enhance Your Future OHS Performance”. The speakers were from Corteva Agriscience and NOVA Chemicals. June 2020
  • “Keeping Youth and Vulnerable Workers Safe in the New Economy”. The webinar speakers were from the Ontario Ministry of Labour, Skills and Training Development and Service Hospitality in Saskatchewan. March 2020

The 2019 webinar was focused on “Leadership Excellence in Health and Safety”. The webinar speakers were from Imperial Oil Limited and the University of Toronto. To be effective, organizations must go above and beyond legislation by excelling in leadership behaviours and activities. November 2019.

The 2018 webinar was focused on “Leading a Culture of Safety”. The webinar speakers were from Modern Niagara and the University of Toronto. Many leading companies in the manufacturing, mining, chemical and nuclear industries have implemented safety cultures and have seen positive impacts including employee productivity, as well as improved product quality.

Webinar Presentations are shown below. You can visit the Conference Board of Canada’s website to view their archived webinars.

pdf_icon Adapting Your Workplace to the Persistent Pandemic – November 2020
pdf_icon Leading Indicators –Using Your Data to Enhance Your Future OHS Performance – June 2020
pdf_icon Keeping Youth and Vulnerable Workers Safe in the New Economy – March 2020
pdf_icon Leadership Excellence in Health and Safety – 2019
pdf_icon Leading a Culture of Safety: From Learning to Practice – 2018