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For Immediate Release:
March 17, 2011

Workplace Wellness Can Improve Your Bottom Line

BRAMPTON, ON. (March 16, 2011) Workplace wellness plans don’t just help employees they can positively affect your company’s bottom line. Learn how to build a wellness plan that will fuel the success of your organization and the wellbeing of its employees at Peel Public Health’s Building a Plan for Workplace Wellness symposium on Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at the Mississauga Convention Centre, Mississauga. Pre-registration is required.

“A workplace environment can have a profound impact on employee health,” says Maria Morais, Workplace Health supervisor, Region of Peel. “Using a comprehensive approach to workplace wellness not only contributes to the overall health of working adults, but it can also influence business outcomes, such as job satisfaction, productivity and customer satisfaction.”

Participants at the symposium will learn how to relate healthy workplace strategies to the goals of their organization, build a business case for wellness and influence key decision making in their workplace for the success of this plan. Members of Peel Public Health’s Workplace Health team, along with the following workplace health experts will speak at the symposium:

  • Dr. David Mowat Medical Officer of Health, Region of Peel
  • Robert Harris Professional speaker, trainer, author and consultant
  • Allan Smofsky Workplace health strategist

The Building a Plan for Workplace Wellness symposium is $35 per person (includes breakfast and lunch). The seminar is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with breakfast starting at 7:30 a.m. To register for the seminar, please e-mail accountforhealth@peelregion.ca and include: your name and contact information, your company and how many people from your company will attend. Deadline for registration is Tuesday, March 22, 2011. Space is limited.

The Region of Peel’s Workplace Health team partners with companies to help them develop a plan to address organizational culture, personal health practices and occupational health and safety. For more information on workplace health, visit accountforhealth.ca or call Peel Public Health at 905-799-7700.

The Regional Municipality of Peel was incorporated in 1974 on the principle that certain community and infrastructure services are most cost-effectively administered over a larger geographic area. The Region of Peel serves more than one million residents in the Cities of Mississauga and Brampton and the Town of Caledon.



Susan Davis
Acting Public Affairs Associate
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, ext. 2166

Maria Morais
Supervisor, Workplace Health
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, ext. 2083

Communication Services, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton, ON L6T 4B9
Phone: 905-791-7800, Fax: 905-791-0595, e-mail



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