Workers Compensation Board of Prince Edward Island

2023 Workplace Health and Safety Conference

April 04, 2023

The Workers Compensation Board (WCB) is pleased to announce its first in-person Workplace Health and Safety Conference since 2019.  The conference takes place at the Delta Prince Edward Island Hotel on April 20, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the deadline for registration is April 13.


We are pleased to welcome Dr. Linda Duxbury from Carleton University’s Sprott School of Business as the keynote speaker of the conference. Dr. Duxbury will engage and challenge participants on defining disruptive change, and to think about the major disruptions they are likely to face in the next few years. She will outline current research on employer and employee resilience, and share insights into how leaders can create resilient workplaces through adaptive leadership


“It is crucial for employers and leaders in the workplace to foresee the possible causes of disruptive change, and think dynamically about how their workplace can adapt,” said Cheryl Paynter, CEO of the WCB. “Between natural disasters and a pandemic, the past four years have reminded us of the importance of contingency planning.”


Each year, the Workplace Health and Safety Conference presents an educational opportunity for Islanders to gain knowledge on a variety of safety topics such as dealing with violence in healthcare, psychological health and safety in the workplace, workplace harassment, ergonomics, and many more. Through the course of the event, participants can choose three safety topics in addition to the keynote presentation.


Registration costs $195 and includes lunch. To register for the conference, please visit the WCB website at 


 The Workers Compensation Board partners with employers and workers in building safe and healthy workplaces and support recovery, if an injury occurs, through the administration of the Workers Compensation Act and the Occupational Health and Safety Act. Urgent workplace health and safety matters can be reported anytime by calling our 24/7 emergency line at 902-628-7513. 


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