Thunder Bay Human Resources Professionals Host Conference to Challenge The Way Employers Think About Human Resources - Firedog Communications
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April 26, 2018, Thunder Bay, ON – Today, the Human Resources Professionals Association – Northwestern Ontario Chapter (HRPANO) unveiled plans to host the, “2018 Northwestern Ontario HR Employment and Labour Law Conference.” The two-day conference featuring captivating keynote speakers, engaging networking opportunities, an open panel and interactive workshops, aims to challenge the way employers think about human resources. The event takes place on Thursday, May 10th, and Friday, May 11th, 2018 from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM at the Victoria Inn in Thunder Bay.


Individuals, professionals, employers, and organizations are invited to share and learn from subject-matter experts from prominent law firms in Thunder Bay and Toronto. The conference is expected to attract professionals from across Northwestern Ontario. Subject highlights will include, Social Media use, Employer Obligations for creating a Psychologically Safe Workspace, Impacts of the ‘Me Too’ Campaign in the Workplace, the Legalization of Marijuana and many more.


“This is an incredible opportunity for both Human Resource Professionals and other professional and management representatives alike to continue their professional development and explore relevant HR topics, pertinent issues, best practices, and strategies. We are once again excited to be able to host and bring this conference to Thunder Bay,” says Dushan Zuber, President of HRPANO.


This year’s Keynote Speaker is David Alli, a labour and employment lawyer at Hicks Morley’s Toronto office, who will be speaking on Bill 148. By the end of his seminar, attendees will have a better understanding of Bill 148 and its implications, and will leave with practical takeaways to guide them through the many changes. David is widely known for his work advising public and private sectors employers on a variety of labour and employment issues.


“It’s imperative to stay on top of relevant and changing HR topics and legislative changes,” says Jonathon Pukila, HRPANO Director of Communications. “I look forward to this conference and the opportunities for professional development, networking and mutual support that it brings. We have a really great line-up of speakers this year and I hope to see our members and the wider business community there,” continues Pukila.


For further information about the 2018 Northwestern Ontario HR Employment and Labour Law Conference or to register, visit, or call Jonathon Pukila, Director of Communications at 807-626-4681. Registration closes May 4th, 2018. The cost to attend is $60 for Members, $90 for Non-Members and $20 for Student Members.