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The Events Committee: Where the good stuff happens!

Who we are
The Events Committee creates a medium for HR professionals to come together to network and learn, and hopefully have some fun in the process.  We seek to identify and host insightful and informative industry leaders and experts so that members can enhance their professional competencies and network in an engaging setting.

Visit our volunteer section to view our list of Committee Members.​

How you can help
We welcome your suggestions and feedback regarding topics and speakers of interest, and the support of sponsors who make it possible to run these events.  Please contact us at


LegalEase Sessions: Building Your 'Legal Arsenal' of Best Practices

Location: CMA, 25 York St, Suite 1100, Toronto map
Continental breakfast & registration 7:30am - 8:00am | Presentations 8:00am - 9:30am | Questions 9:30am – 10:00am
Members: $30, Students: $15, Members in Transition (w/promo code): $15

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - Managing Mental Health in the Workplace  Register

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - Year in Review: Top 10 Issues  Register

LegalEase Lunchtime Webinar - 'Gender Identity Myths'

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Presenter: Ryan Edmonds started his own workplace law firm with the goal of making Bay S treet expertise available to both employers and employees at Main Street fare.

Having trained and practiced with Canada's most renowned management-side labour and employment law firm, Ryan has a proven track record of providing effective legal solutions to complex workplace problems. During his articles Ryan also clerked at the Ontario Labour Relations Board, where he helped the Board's Vice Chairs decide cases about termination pay, overtime, unpaid wages, and workplace harassment.

An academically-decorated graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School, Ryan has authored a number of award-winning law journal articles on labour and employment law, and frequently contributes to publications such as the Human Resources Professionals Association's HR Connected, CCH's Focus on Canadian Employment and Equality Rights, and Canadian Lawyer's Legal Feeds.

Ryan is active in the community. In addition to being a founding director of Out on Bay Street, he is also a section executive of the Ontario Bar Association's Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Committee. Ryan currently serves as a Dispute Resolution Adjudicator for World Pride 2014.​

Members/Non-Members: $20; Students: $10

Register here​

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - You First: Toxic Teams and What to Do about Them

Time: 5:30pm – 8:00pm
Location: Novotel Toronto Centre, 45 The Esplanade, Toronto map​
Details: A successful team begins with personal accountability, and in this speech, Liane challenges you to find the ‘you’ in team. It’s not enough to point to everyone else on the team to explain your team’s dysfunctional behavior– you have to play a role in stopping it. Liane shows how to push your own team to healthier behavior and greater productivity. Do you know what it takes to build a healthy and productive team?

In this session you will discover how to:  

  • ​Spot team dysfunctions before it’s too late
  • Seize the opportunity to make your team healthier
  • Use the right words to engage in productive conflict 

About the Facilitator:

Liane Davey, PhD, is the New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of YOU FIRST: Inspire Your Team to Grow Up, Get Along, and Get Stuff Done. As Vice President, Team Solutions at Knightsbridge, she is sought out by executives at some of North America’s leading financial services, consumer goods, high tech, and healthcare organizations.

Pricing: Members $40; Students $20; Non-Members $60​

Register here​


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