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PBI Wellness Summit: Peace of Mind

May 8 @ 8:30 am - 2:00 pm

Head in the Clouds to Symbolize Peace of Mind

Stress can be found at the root of many issues for workers, family members, unions, and employers. The 2nd annual PBI Wellness Summit will focus on the many ways one can seek and gain peace of mind. It will explore dimensions of wellness beyond the physical one, with presentations that will cover the emotional, mental, financial, and social aspects. This year, the Summit will include workshops in the afternoon.

Target Audience

The PBI Wellness Summit was designed with the interests and needs of multi-employer plan trustees in mind. Plan administrators, union representatives, and HR professionals might also benefit from attending.

Why Attend?

  • Learn about the latest industry trends.
  • Discover new opportunities to improve your members’ wellness.
  • Interact directly with experts during the post-presentation Q&As.
  • Connect with service providers to gain a better understanding of how they might be able to help your members.
  • Network with other trustees and learn how they have integrated wellness in their plan and/or union’s work.

Morning Presentations

Locating Men’s Health. Speaker: Dr. John L. Oliffe.

The presentation provides an overview of men’s health with a focus on common physical and mental health issues. Details about men’s depression and suicidality, and prostate cancer, along with social determinants of health including life transitions such as retirement are discussed. An array of men’s workplace, community-based and e-health programs are also highlighted as offering important resources to advance the health of men and their families.

The Magic Numbers That Create Financial Freedom. Speaker: Jay Seabrook.

From a financial perspective, Enriched Academy studies thousands of Canadians from all walks of life and from all income levels.  They analyze what sets apart those that achieve their financial goals/dreams and those that do not. What they’ve discovered is that there are two key financial metrics that have the most impact over our financial future. They’ll be sharing these with the group so that they can understand where they are and most importantly, how to create control and certainty for the future.  They will also be looking at the top spending mistakes and share a systematic method to better monitor and control spending.

The KonMari Method: The Mindful Benefits to ClutterLess Living. Speaker: Randeep St. Jacques.

Have you seen the Netflix sensation “Tidying UP with Marie Kondo” or read “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying UP”? ClutterLess Living Expert and Certified KonMari Consultant, Randeep St. Jacques will outline the KonMari Method of Tidying Up. You will walk away knowing how to start the process in your own space and how to work through your belongings. Randeep will go into the wellness benefits she has witnessed in her clients and how you too can work towards that mindful process.

Afternoon Workshop

Decluttering for Your Ideal Work Life. Leader: Randeep St. Jacques.

Randeep St. Jacques will help you develop an ideal vision for your work life. By giving you tips on how to develop your key focuses and goals, she will help you create INTENT in your workday. Sharing tips on being productive and questions to ask on how to stay on task.

Technology and Mental Wellness; Pros, Cons and Future. Leader: Merlyn Horton.

This workshop will include:
A look at the positive uses of technology in the mental health fields with ideas for using apps and online sites to increase your organization’s therapeutic reach, promote mental health through cognitive behaviour therapy, provide online outreach, educational materials, peer support and therapeutic artificial intelligence.
An overview of the areas of concern with technology negatively impacting mental wellness including the economic forces behind the addictive natures of online technologies, the rapid uptake in use of online technologies – particularly mobile technologies by children/teens/adults, behavioural addictions like excessive screen time, gaming and online pornography and how the speed of change and the rapid shifts in social organizing is leaving some groups disenfranchised and isolated/lonely.
A look at the future of online technologies and mental wellness including artificial intelligence and its future role in physical and psychological therapy, mental health and substance misuse assessment and robot companion animals.

Speakers/Workshop Leaders

Keynote Speaker: Dr. John L. Oliffe, founder and lead of the Men’s Health Program at UBC. 

Dr. Oliffe is a Professor at the School of Nursing at the University of British Columbia. Founder and lead investigator of the Men’s Health Research program, his work focuses on masculinities as it influences men’s health behaviors and illness management, and its impact on partners, families and quality of life. His research provides key insights to guide clinicians and researchers advance men’s health promotion practices. Dr. Oliffe has authored over 165 publications

Jay Seabrook, COO/Partner, Enriched Academy

Jay is one of the most sought-after personal finance speakers in Canada showcased on radio and television programs and has presented to over 150,000 Canadians on how to create financial freedom. He has personally began investing at age 16 and had purchased his first investment property by the age of 24. Jay’s favourite quote is: “It’s not the material possessions you acquire during your pursuit of career and financial goals that are important; it’s who you become during the process that is truly rewarding”.

Randeep St. Jacques, Founder and President of ClutterLess Living. 

Randeep St. Jacques is a Certified KonMari Consultant. Being an avid reader led her to Marie Kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing. She found joy in implementing the KonMari methodology in her home, and this led to ClutterLess Living. The organizing process was invigorating and allowed her to make personal life decisions with fewer obstacles in the way. Her home is surrounded with objects that have purpose or elicit happiness, all assigned a designated spot to make tidying up easy. She is a graduate of the University of Alberta Bachelor of Arts program and continues to further her education with marketing, business, design, and organization courses to broaden her knowledge.

Merlyn Horton, CEO, SafeOnline Education Associates

Merlyn Horton is a Canadian Internet Safety Evangelist, and CEO of SafeOnline Education Associates. She has published policy documents for provincial government ministries, presented to international conferences and been featured on major media outlets. Dynamic, brilliant, and entertaining; her knowledge of online safety issues and the dynamics of online communities as they pertain to youth and children is unparalleled. She lives in a tiny house on wheels, rides horses, and loves music.


The PBI Wellness Summit is a free invitation-only event. Contact to request an invitation.



May 8
8:30 am - 2:00 pm
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