Partners and Advisors

Partners are organizations who share our enthusiasm and vision for empowering employees, resulting in a thriving workplace.

Partners are employers of choice — providing a place where people want to work. They are role models, and believe in the mission of developing thriving workplaces and supporting the teams that work within. They engage in a comprehensive, multi-year program with Your Workplace to ensure that you receive the resources you need to be the best you can be. Together with our Partners, we form a community that works together to advance our vision of thriving workplaces for all in Canada.


  • Share the same vision and mission
  • Are driven by committed leadership
  • Have the will to transform the workplace
  • Focus on improving employee health, engagement and productivity
  • Have a deep commitment to being thought leaders at the forefront of improvement
  • Seek involvement or express strong interest in innovation
  • Share results of their own improvement efforts to benefit others, and
  • Provide enthusiasm, ideas, time and resources to help other organizations thrive.

Discover what these progressive, supportive organizations think and do by following their links below. Learn what they can do to help you, your team and your organization.

Homewood Health is Canada’s leader in mental health and addiction services. With over 130 years of experience, we achieve outstanding outcomes for our clients, patients and customers every day through our national network team of over 4,500 employees and clinical experts, and through the Homewood Health Centre — one of Canada’s largest and leading facilities for the medical treatment of mental health and addiction disorders. Our complete continuum of services includes organizational wellness, assistance programs, assessments, outpatient and inpatient treatment, recovery management, return to work and family support services, customized to meet the specialized needs of individuals and organizations.

Benefits By Design (BBD) is not your typical group benefit insurance company. From our commitment to workplace wellness initiatives and employee engagement, to our focus on providing excellent service, how we work is different – we put people first and we have fun doing it. In terms of what we do, BBD drives change through innovative technologies by leveraging natural company-wide curiosity to always be better. A national leader providing group insurance products and services, we equip advisors to help customers, and connect employers with solutions that make their business a better place to work.

Members of the YW Editorial and Conference Advisory Councils:

It’s our pleasure to introduce the people who help set the direction and tone of the magazine:

Nancy Buck, CHRP
Vice-President, Human Resources, Communitech

Sandra Carlton, CHRP
Vice-President, Mission, Values & People, Providence Care

Craig Dowden, PhD
Organizational Psychologist
Read what Craig has published in Your Workplace.

Steve Jackson, CHRL, CHRE
Vice-President, Channel Solutions, Workplace Safety & Insurance Board

Kim Macey, CHRP
Vice-President, Human Capital, DP World.
Read what Kim has published in Your Workplace.

We’d also like to introduce the advisors who help plan the Imagine Your Workplace Conference:

Julie Einarson
Director, Culture and Communications, Benefits by Design (BBD)
Read what Julie has published in Your Workplace.

Caterina Sanders
Lead, Strategic Projects, Habanero Consulting Group

Sean Slater
Executive Vice-President, Marketing and Sales, HHI
Read what Sean has published in Your Workplace.

Alistair Price 
Vice-President, HR, Innotech-Execaire Aviation Group

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