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1-Jun-2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The Future of Work: Managing Teams during
the COVID-19 Pandemic

  June 1,  2020 - 12:00 PM (ET)

Hosted by the CCHL Hamilton & Area Chapter

It has been over two months since the COVID-19 pandemic has radically shifted the way we work. In this age of uncertainty, we must manage different types of risks, including the physical and mental health and safety considerations of our employees. How do we continue business as usual when so much is still to be determined?

Join the CCHL Hamilton & Area Chapter on June 1 as we discuss the near-term future of work: how we navigate in-person and virtual work environments, how we empower our workers in managing other commitments (e.g. childcare), and how we think about supporting our employees as they adapt to this new reality.

Featured speakers:

Laurie Poole
Dr. Katy Kamkar, Clinical Psychologist, CAMH

Dr. Katy Kamkar, Ph.D., C.Psych is a clinical psychologist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto. She is an Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto. She is the Executive Director of the Canadian Association of Fire Investigators (CAFI). She sits on the board of directors for the following organizations: Badge of Life Canada (BOLC), Operation Lifesaver Canada and Canadian Juries Commission. Dr. Kamkar is a fellow and member of the Collaborative Centre for Justice and Safety Advisory Council; Chair of the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) Traumatic Stress Section; Co-Chair of Global Law Enforcement and Public Health Association Inc. (GLEPHA), Health of Police/ First Responders. She is also the provincial mental health advisor for St. John Ambulance Ontario’s council. She is a founding and credentialed member of the Canadian Association of Cognitive Behavioural Therapies (CACBT). She has been part of the Federal PTSD Act Advisory Committee, Public Health Agency of Canada, for the development of the PTSD Federal Framework. Dr. Kamkar was selected and hired in 2019 by the Ministry of Solicitor General as the Mental Health Expert within the Province of Ontario to work with the External Independent Panel to review Canada’s second largest police force, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) culture after a series of suicides of OPP officers. She was also the Medical Practitioner for the Invictus Games launched by Prince Harry, Toronto 2017 and worked with the Service Members and Veterans.

Laurie Poole

Patrick Gaskin, President & CEO, Cambridge Memorial Hospital

Patrick Gaskin is the President & Chief Executive Officer of Cambridge Memorial Hospital. Patrick started his health administration career over 25 years ago, first working at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto after completing a Masters in Health Administration. In his career, he has worked in both teaching and community hospitals and also has spent time as a health care consultant and planner. Seventeen years ago, he and his family moved to Waterloo Region where he worked at Grand River Hospital for nine years in various capacities – as a Vice President, then Executive Vice President & Regional VP for Cancer Services and served as Acting President & CEO at a time when the hospital was under provincial supervision. For 2 years Patrick worked as a Vice President for London Health Sciences and St. Joseph’s Health Care. During that time, Patrick completed a Fellowship with the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation, focusing on how to engage hospital leaders in improving performance measurement and management. In 2009, he joined CMH and was appointed President & CEO in 2010.

Join the College today for only $160 for the first year registration fee. CCHL membership details available here.

Attendance at this program entitles certified Canadian College of Health Leaders members (CHE / Fellow) to 1.0 Category I credits toward their maintenance of certification requirement.