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Green Action Centre and the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ have partnered to bring Dr. Richard Jackson, Professor Emeritus, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and author of Urban Sprawl and Public Health and Making Healthy Places, to Winnipeg on March 22, 2018. This half day event will feature Dr. Jackson as our keynote speaker, as well as relevant guest speakers to support the topic. Afterwards, attendees will break out into smaller groups to partake in breakout workshops to gain knowledge and resources related to the subject of workplace wellness, transportation and the built environment. At the end of the session, there will be a post-event mixer at Merchant Kitchen, where participants can network with each other and Dr. Jackson in a relaxed environment.

From A to B: Employee Wellness & Our Environment
March 22, 2018
$40 Early Bird Price ($50 after February 15th) | Lunch Provided | REGISTER TODAY!
ALT Hotel, Violet Fuchsia Room, 310 Donald Street, Winnipeg

Employers have done a great job in bringing Workplace Wellness initiatives to the culture of modern workplaces. Yoga at lunch, employee gyms, mindfulness seminars; all of these initiatives have had a positive effect. But we often forget about how employees get to work, how they get home, and how this travel time effects our health and the environment. And while a portion of employees will partake in wellness initiatives, all employees make the commute (or not if telework is an option!). What can workplaces do to ensure they support employee health through examination of their transportation options?

Richard Joseph Jackson is an emeritus Professor at UCLA’s Fielding School of Public Health. A pediatrician, he has served in many leadership positions with the California Health Department, including the highest as the State Health Officer. For nine years he was Director of the CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health and received the Presidential Distinguished Service award. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences.

Jackson was instrumental in establishing numerous public health programs including California’s Birth Defects and Cancer Monitoring Programs, the national biomonitoring program to track chemical body burdens in the US population, and major laws including these that regulate chemicals including pesticides. Jackson lectures and speaks on many issues, particularly those related to built environment and health. He has co-authored the books: Urban Sprawl and Public Health, Making Healthy Places, and Designing Healthy Communities for which he hosted a four hour PBS series. He has served on many environmental and health boards, as well as the Board of Directors of the American Institute of Architects. He is an elected honorary member of the American Society of Landscape Architects as well as the American Institute of Architects.

We invite business owners, managers, health professionals, and leaders to register for this event today!

Limited spaces are available!

Connect with Mel Marginet, Workplace Commuter Options Coordinator, if you have any questions about this event. Email