How Will Workplace Investigations be Impacted by Bill C-65 ?

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Beginning January 1, 2021 changes to the Canada Labour Code took effect and federally regulated workplaces and organizations began implementing the requirements of Bill C-65. These requirements focus on confidentiality and impact the expectations of investigations and investigation reports. In this webinar, we will take an in-depth look into these requirements and other questions about Bill C-65.

Gain insights from Blaine Donais and Michelle Phaneuf who are with Workplace Fairness International and who have been working with federal organizations to help them understand and implement Bill C-65.

Blaine Donais

Author of Workplaces That Work, Engaging Unionized Employees, and The Art and Science of Workplace Mediation (all published by Carswell), has devoted the past 25 years to the advancement of workplace safety and fairness in public and private sector organizations. His experience as a Labour Lawyer, a negotiator in unionized environments, and as an expert in alternative dispute resolution have informed his enormous contribution to the field of workplace risk assessment for harassment and violence.

In 2005, Blaine founded the Workplace Fairness International (WFI). WFI is now well recognized for providing nation-wide leadership and training in workplace risk assessment, investigation and workplace restoration – key elements of the changes introduced by Canada Labour Code’s Bill C-65. WFI consultants provide advice to various federal government departments, agencies and federally regulated private sector workplaces on the implementation of Bill C-65, including new investigation requirements.

Michelle Phaneuf

Michelle is a partner with Workplace Fairness West in Calgary operating in conjunction with Workplace Fairness International. Workplace Fairness supports organizations in Alberta and across Canada to foster a healthy culture based on a core value of equity of concern and respect. They are a Canadian leader in the emerging field of Workplace Restoration and have provided training in this area for organizations and individuals across Canada.

Michelle is a Chartered mediator, Certified Coach, Certified Psychological Health & Safety Advisor and trained Ombudsman who utilizes interest-based tools to bring awareness and empathy to manage difficult situations in a non-confrontational manner. She believes that values-based collaborative dialogue in the workplace leads to innovation, engagement and productivity.

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