Annual General Meeting & Seminar 2017


Please note that the Seminar is now full and registrations will no longer be accepted.

Friday, Sept 29, 2017 | 07:30 AM to 04:00 PM
Grey Eagle Resort & Casino, Calgary, Alberta 

We have an excellent group of knowledgeable speakers that will provide some insight and helpful tools in regards to drugs/alcohol, marijuana, and the new proposed laws for legalization of marijuana. Attendees will come away with an improved understanding of drugs, accommodation, recognizing impairment and what needs to be done to protect the employer and keep workplaces safe.

Seminar Cost: AASP Members $95.00 +GST | Non-Members $190.00 +GST

Registration starts at 7:30 a.m., followed by a hot breakfast buffet. The seminar will start at 10 a.m. after a short business meeting.

Annual General Meeting

7:30 a.m.                           Registration is open
7:45 a.m. –  8:45 a.m.     Breakfast Buffet
8:45 a.m. – 9:10 a.m.       Annual General Meeting — Members Only
9:10 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.      AASP Update & New Audit Tool — presented by Carol Ross
9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.     Refreshment Break


Marijuana|Drugs|Alcohol – What Employers Need To Know

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 am

Partnerships COR Update
presented by Ian Hooper, B.Com, Director Partnerships in Injury Reduction

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Stretch Break & Refreshments

10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Accommodation and Undue Hardship – What Employers Do & Not Do Well
presented by Darcy Hansen, CD, RN, COHN(C)
HD Occupational Health Services Corporation and Healthy Worker

12:00 noon – 12:45 p.m.

Hot Buffet Lunch & Networking

12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Understanding Cannabis Complexities
presented by Max Montrose, BA Social Science
Founder/President Trichome Institute

1:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Refreshment Break

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Marijuana & Workplace Safety – What’s an Employer to Do?
presented by Loretta Bouwmeester, LL.B.
Partner at Mathews, Dinsdale & Clarke LLP

3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Questions and Answers – All Speakers

4:00 p.m.

Door Prize Draw & Closing Remarks


Meet the Board of Directors for AASP, Office Staff, Speakers & Instructors

Thursday night, September 28th, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Join us for an evening of networking and sharing of ideas. View the new eLEARNING available, the new Audit Tool, and more.

Refreshments and light snacks will be provided. Please register for both the pre-seminar gathering and the Seminar.

Enjoy the evening meeting interesting people who are experts in their type of work, and be ready for a great day of learning on September 29th. YOU WON’T BE DISAPPOINTED.


Call 1-844-719-8777 or 403-719-8777

Group Name: ………AASP Seminar
Group rate: …………..$149.00 plus taxes

To receive the group room rate register by September 7, 2017

Book a room early to ensure you receive the preferred rate,
and plan to attend “Meet & Greet” on Thursday evening,
September 28th, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.


Partnerships COR Update

Ian Hooper, B.Com, Director Partnerships in Injury Reduction

Ian’s presentation will provide up to date information in regards to the COR and related programs.
Learn more about the Employer Review program, the OSAR program, updated and new Partnerships Standards, including what triggers a review, and determine the employers that require assistance.
Ian will be able to provide some current statistics in relationship to Partnerships and related programs run by his department. Ian will also provide updated information in regard to the employer scorecard, how numbers are determined and what it tells the employer.
Another interesting area of information will be the ticketing and administrative penalties system that was implemented in 2013. How is it working? What have we learned?

Accommodation and Undue Hardship What Employers Do & Not Do Well

Darcy Hansen, CD, RN, COHN(C), HD Occupational Health Services Corporation and Healthy Worker

Darcy will be speaking about how non-work-related conditions/medications, and the proposed marijuana legislation, will potentially impact the employer.
• Topics addressed will be:
• Creation of a Position
• Protected Grounds
• Hiring Process
• Worker Declaration of Accommodation Requirements for the Position
• Post Offer Medical Examinations
• Accommodating a Worker or Declaring Undue Hardship, and
• How a Position Transfer should occur
Darcy will be in attendance at the “Meet and Greet” on Thursday night.
He will also be present during the full day of the Seminar and will be part of the
Question & Answer Time at the end of the day.

Understanding Cannabis Complexities

Max Montrose, BA Social Science, Founder/President Trichome Institute

Max will be presenting a variety of topics that make the cannabis plant, its products and uses fascinating and complicated. We will cover the different types of cannabis species, hybrids today and why people react to the plant and its products differently. We will achieve this by discussing people’s four different tolerant levels, cannabis’s psychotropic spectrum, and psychoactive cannabis morphology. As this topic generates lots of questions, there will be time allotted for Max to answer questions.
If travel plans allow, Max will join us at the “Meet and Greet” Thursday evening, be in attendance all day at the seminar and part of the question and answer session at the end.

Marijuana & Workplace Safety What’s an Employer to Do?

Loretta Bouwmeester, LL.B., Partner at Mathews, Dinsdale & Clarke LLP

Marijuana accessibility is increasing. Social stigma is decreasing. Legalization for recreational use is a political promise with potential multi-billion dollar implications.
As employers work to cope with this new reality, many questions come up. While implementation will lag behind legalization, it is important to start pro-actively addressing
this issue now. These are some of the questions that will be addressed in this session:
Medical Marijuana
• What do you do if an employee comes to work with a prescription?
• Do you have to accommodate all medical marijuana users?
• Human Rights/Privacy vs. Safety – which trumps?
Legalization of Recreational Marijuana in 2017
• What are the implications for employers of recreational marijuana users
 At the workplace?
 At work functions?
• Is your workplace ready?
 What role does your Drug & Alcohol Policy/Fitness for Duty Policy play?
 How important is supervisor/manager training and employee awareness of
• Case Study – workplace marijuana possession/use
 Medical vs. Recreational?
 What are you obligated to do?
 What are you entitled to do?

Find out more about our Guest Speakers