The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce hosts full-day conference with industry leaders to educate businesses on cannabis legalization and its impacts on the workplace 
November 27, 2018, WINNIPEG  - More than 20 speakers will share their expertise on cannabis education at Cannabis and the Workplace, a full-day conference that aims to clear the haze on cannabis legalization for the business community.
"No matter the industry, all workplaces benefit from cannabis education," said Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Loren Remillard. "Cannabis legalization has sparked a new normal in Canadian society, and the Cannabis and the Workplace conference will provide much-needed insight as to what it all means for employers." 
The conference, a joint effort between The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce and its Healthy Workplaces committee, will include:
  • insight from top insurers, licensed producers, employers and legal experts
  • updates on changing social/work norms around cannabis use
  • tips on managing the impact of cannabis on a business's brand
  • the latest on emerging opportunities for Indigenous communities
  • steps on appropriate responses to workplace impairment
  • an overview of employers' responsibilities to provide a safe and healthy workplace
  • and more... 
The Chamber's Healthy Workplace Committee is led by CPHR Manitoba, Johnston Group, Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba and the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority.


Wednesday, November 28, 2018
RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg 
Conference 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
  • 8:45 a.m. Keynote: Cannabis 101 with Patrick Witcher, VP of Strategic Partnerships, GrowForce 
  • 9:30 a.m. Panel #1: Growing the Indigenous Economy
  • 10:30 a.m. Panel #2: Educating Safe Use at Work and at Home
  • 12:00 p.m. Panel #3: From the Front Lines of Cannabis in Canada
  • 1:30 p.m. & 3:30 p.m. Breakout session


About The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce
The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce, founded in 1873, is the largest organization representing the voice of business in Winnipeg. Our mission is to foster an environment in which Winnipeg business can prosper.


To arrange interviews and attendance contact:
Natalie Ardita
Communications Coordinator, The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce
Phone: (204) 918-9563