Everyone could use a little more wellness at work!
Join us as we welcome guest speakers who will be sharing their knowledge, expertise and tips on how to better achieve a greater sense of wellness in the workplace.
*** This is a family friendly event
Child care an issue? No problem! Feel free to bring your child (children) along. Just ensure that they remain with you at all times as there will be no formal program available at this event.
Doors Open: 5:30 pm
Presentations: 6 pm
Networking & Light Refreshments 7 pm
6:00 pm Health & Wellness in the Workplace
Alison Anderson is the Director of Occupational Health and Safety for the City of Toronto. Along with her team, Alison provides leadership for a Safety Culture initiative, Target Zero, reinforcing worker health and safety as a key corporate priority. In recent years the focus has shifted to Mental Health in the workplace. Alison has provided leadership for the City's Mental Health Strategy and in the delivery of Employee Health, Rehabilitation and Employee Assistance Counselling Services.
Prior to this appointment, Alison headed Human Resources Employment Services. In that capacity she directed the harmonization and development of over 40 Human Resources policies for the amalgamated City. These included the Workplace Violence policy and the initial Human Rights and Harassment policy.
Ms. Anderson is a graduate of Queen’s University (BSc Life Sciences ’80, MBA ’83)
6:30 pm Exploring the Power of Meditation
Lamiya has dedicated herself to the practice, study and teaching of yoga and meditation since 2005. As she began to feel the transformation yoga and meditation had in her life, she felt inspired to share the gift of yoga with others. Lamiya believes the mind, body and spirit connection is a sacred one and should be understood and nurtured.
In the last 10 years Lamiya received numerous certifications that allowed her to teach Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga and Yoga for Seniors. She also deepened her spiritual growth and meditation techniques by spending time in ashrams in the Bahamas and India.
Lamiya has been a member of the Toronto Employment and Social Services division's Wellness Committee for the past two years where she actively promotes physical and mental wellbeing to her colleagues and management team.
In her free time Lamiya facilitates free meditation classes at her workplace, Toronto Public Library branches and community centres in order to teach people basic breathing, relaxation and meditation techniques that they can practice on their own.
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Toronto Public Service Women's Network
The Toronto Public Service Women's Network encourages equality, increases leadership, enhances professional development and promotes achievements of women in the Toronto Public Service. We leverage the collective experience of our membership to support their growth and development in the organization through knowledge sharing, open spaces and reciprocity. We focus on celebrating women's successes and supporting their leadership and professional development.