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Safety Group

Systems 24-7 Expo
May 16, 2023 | Mississauga Convention Centre


Dunk & Associates is pleased to invite you to our Systems 24-7 Expo on Tuesday, May 16, 2023 at the Mississauga Convention Centre in Ontario.


The event will run from 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM and it will include:

  • Informative conversations on hot topics in health and safety, human resources, wellness and technology

  • Soft skills development for managers and supervisors

  • Launch and overview of exciting new features on Systems 24-7 including Report It and eBoards

  • Celebration of Nancy Dunk's retirement

  • Vendor fair with prizes/giveaways

  • Opportunities for networking* with other professionals

  • Lunch and refreshments

  • And more!

You won't want to miss it!

*This is an excellent opportunity for those in HSEp taking the Networking topic.


Early Bird Pricing! Dunk & Associates is offering special early bird pricing from now until April 12th. The cost per ticket is $65 per person plus HST and applicable eventbrite booking fees. Tickets are non-refundable but may be transferred to another person. Ticket cost includes lunch and refreshments. See lunch options below.

Pricing after April 12th is $75 per person plus HST and applicable eventbrite booking fees.


This event is open to everyone! Whether you are an employer, manager/supervisor, business in HSEp, safety or HR professional, safety committee members, etc., there will be something for you.


8:30 am – 9:00 am

Expo Sign-in, Brunch & Networking

and grab some refreshments/light snacks.

9:00 am – 9:15 am

Welcome, Housekeeping & Overview

Brian Dunk, Dunk & Associates Inc.

9:15 am – 9:45 am

Overview of Prevention Initiatives at the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development (MLITSD)

Richard Burton, Manager of the Health and Safety Training Administration and Certification Unit, MLITSD Prevention Division

This session will provide an overview covering a range of topics related to mandatory training, occupational health and safety accreditation, and others that are underway or recently launched at the ministry’s Prevention Division.

9:45 am – 10:15 am

Effective Coaching Strategies for High Performance & Success

Uchechi Ezurike-Bosse, Strategist/Author/Speaker/Publisher, My Empowered Living

Learn how to unlock your employee's potential, and help them take action and achieve success! In this session, Uchiche will help you gain confidence and improve your skills and ability to coach your employees. You’ll learn:

  • Effective strategies to drive performance and success 

  • Formula to unlock your employee's potential

  • Stages of transformation and how to support your employees in each stage

  • How to coach for maximum performance

10:15 am – 10:30 am

Fitness Break

Matrixx Ferreira and Myles Methner, Iron Performance Center

Take a break from the tables and join us for a quick fitness session during your breaks! In this quick session, a certified fitness instructor will lead you through a series of easy, energizing exercises designed to improve posture, increase circulation, and boost energy levels. Get ready to stretch, move, and refresh your mind and body so we feel revitalized and ready to learn!

10:30 am – 10:45 am

Thriving at Home: How to Stay Healthy While Working Remote

Matrixx Ferreira and Myles Methner, Iron Performance Center

Join Matrixx Ferreira, owner and head coach of Iron Performance Center, for a session on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle while working from home. With the rise of remote work, it's easy to fall into unhealthy habits such as sitting for long hours, snacking excessively, and neglecting exercise. In this session, we'll discuss practical tips and strategies to prioritize physical and mental wellness while balancing work and home life. From creating a productive work environment to incorporating movement and mindfulness into your daily routine, this session will equip you with the tools to stay healthy and productive while working from home.

10:45 am – 11:45 am

Health and Safety, Workplace Leadership and the Post-Pandemic/Endemic Workplace

Jeremy Warning and Deanah Shelly, HR Lawyers, Mathews Dinsdale & Clark LLP

It has been a challenging time for workplace leadership. With workers moving between working remotely and in-person, the implementation and relaxation of COVID-prevention requirements, and with issues lingering from the pandemic, supervisors and managers have had to rapidly adjust to and address issues that may not have been encountered before – or not encountered on such scale. The government too has been reacting to the pandemic. As workplaces return to more and more pre-pandemic activities and manage the effects of the endemic stage of COVID, workplace leadership should take stock of some of the lessons learned and reflect on best practices to minimize risk. In this session, two experienced health and safety lawyers will discuss:

  • The Occupational Health and Safety Act and remote work;

  • Challenges in the pandemic and post-pandemic workplace; and

  • Best practices to avoid common mistakes by supervisors and managers in managing health and safety risks.

11:45 am – 12:00 pm

Increase Your Chances of Survival

Dean Turner, President, Fast Rescue

First Aid Saves Lives! Join Dean Turner, President of F.A.S.T. Rescue to review the importance of having Defibrillators in the workplace so that you can “Increase the Chances of Survival".

12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

Lunch & Tid Bits

Nancy Dunk, Dunk & Associates, Inc.

12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

Vendor Fair & Networking

Attendees are invited to circulate the vendor booths. If they visit a booth and leave their contact information, they will be entered for a prize.

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Supporting the Business Case for Investing in a Health and Safety Program

Janet Bewers, CRSP, CHSC, Certified Sales Professional and Health and Safety Consultant, Workplace Safety and Insurance Board

In this session, Janet will review that building a strong workplace safety culture, where everyone feels safe, is becoming more important. Meaningful two-way communication about health and safety at work encourages employees’ participation and commitment to safety. The WSIB’s Health and Safety Excellence program can help you build a healthier workplace with resilient and engaged employees. 


Proactively identifying and controlling hazards are cornerstones of safety culture. The WSIB’s Health and Safety Excellence program can help you build a strong program for recognizing and controlling hazards and risks that has buy-in from both leadership and employees.  


A safe and healthy workplace culture is a leading indicator of health and safety performance. The WSIB’s Health and Safety Excellence program offers solutions to help your business understand and track changes in culture over time.


Janet will also provide a brief overview of the variety of online services that are now available to businesses through the WSIB website. Our online services are the most convenient way for businesses to manage their accounts anywhere, anytime. Businesses can easily report and pay premiums, obtain clearance, and access information about claims registered with their business including claim status, payments, benefits, past claim history and much more.

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Hacking the Hackers! Protecting your Company with Secret Weapons!

Brian Dunk & Craig McKinnon, Dunk & Associates Inc.

In today’s digital age, cyber threats are becoming increasingly sophisticated, making it more crucial than ever to have a strong cyber security plan in place. Simply training employees on what to look for and what not to do is no longer enough. It is equally important to monitor and evaluate our employees understanding regularly to ensure they are implementing their training effectively.


Join us in taking a look at the Dark Web ID and Bull Phish tools in the Kaseya suite of products. With Dark Web ID, we are able to monitor leaked personal data or credentials on the dark web, while our usage of Bull Phish allows us to evaluate employees who open, click, or even share confidential information in a spam-simulated email.

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Financial Wellness in the Workplace

Loui Nedanis and Brian McGonegal, RBC Group Advantage

The financial wellness of your employees affects your company’s performance. Loui and Brian will be joining us to explain how employers can support and offer Financial Wellness Programs to their Employees and the impact/benefits it has on the employee, employer and overall productivity.

2:30 pm – 2:45 pm


Take a quick break!

2:45 pm – 3:15 pm

Revolutionizing Workplace Safety: Report It and eBoards

Jackie Watson, Dunk & Associates Inc.

Join us for an interactive demonstration of Dunk & Associates' latest features - Report It and eBoards. Both features are designed to integrate seamlessly with Systems 24-7. Report It allows you to create custom forms to collect and analyze data specific to your organization's needs. During the demo, you'll see firsthand how easy it is to create and implement these forms, as well as how the data collected can be used to create efficiencies and simply your record collection.


In the second part of the demonstration, we will look at our newest feature of Systems 24-7 ....eBoards! This cutting-edge technology takes your health and safety board to the next level by providing accessible information on your health and safety program, funnelled directly from Systems 24-7. You'll see firsthand how the board integrates with other safety protocols and can help keep your workplace safe. Don't miss this chance to witness the future of health and safety boards!

3:15 pm – 3:45 pm

Closing Remarks & Retirement Well Wishes, Giveaways

Nancy Dunk, Dunk & Associates Inc.

Before we end our conference and say our farewells to our attendees and speakers, we wish to wrap up the day and draw the vendor giveaway winners. Draw winners must be present at the end of the day to claim the giveaway.


Deanah Shelly and Jeremy Warning

HR Lawyers, Mathews Dinsdale & Clark LLP

Deanah Shelly is a partner in the Toronto office of Mathews, Dinsdale & Clark LLP, and member of the firm’s national Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) and Workers’ Compensation Practice Group. Deanah has focussed and special expertise in provincial and federal OHS regulatory matters affecting all sectors across the country. Deanah advises and represents organizations and their management immediately following serious workplace incidents, during regulatory inspections leading to orders/directions that require strategic compliance and/or filling an appeal and suspension application. Deanah also advises employers during work refusals, reprisals, and other OHS issues. Deanah has defended and represented Canadian employers at trial, in appeals, at hearings, and at Coroner’s Inquests. In September 2022, Deanah became the Chair of the Occupational Health and Safety Committee of the Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers (CACE) and is a frequent speaker, writer and instructor, on all topics related to workplace health and safety.


Jeremy Warning is a partner in the Toronto office of Mathews, Dinsdale & Clark LLP. He is a member of the firm’s National OHS and Workers’ Compensation practice group.  Jeremy provides advice on the full range of labour and employment matters and represents clients before the provincial and federal courts, administrative tribunals, boards of arbitration, and at Coroner’s inquests.  As a former health and safety prosecutor, Jeremy has developed a practice with a particular emphasis on occupational health and safety.  In that regard, he provides proactive and strategic advice and representation following serious workplace accidents and in relation to sensitive workplace safety matters.    Jeremy is an experienced litigator who has appeared before all levels of court in Ontario while conducting numerous trials and appeals involving the Occupational Health and Safety Act and other regulatory statutes.   He is also a frequent writer and speaker on matters relating to occupational health and safety and workplace law.  Jeremy is also a co-author of the Annotated Occupational Health and Safety Act, a leading health and safety text, and is listed in The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a “consistently recommended” occupational health and safety lawyer and Best Lawyers in Canada as a leading occupational health and safety lawyer.

Matrixx Ferreira and Myles Methner

Strength and Conditioning, Iron Performance Center

Matrixx is the founder and owner of Iron Performance. He believes in the relentless pursuit of knowledge with practical application to ensure the success of his athletes and clients. Matrixx has a Bachelors Degree of Science in Kinesiology from Brock University and a postgraduate certificate in Exercise Science for Health and Performance from Niagara College. He is an author for Teambuildr and helps educate coaches in the private sector. Matrixx was featured in for his rowing strength program and has his educational articles displayed in multiple college curriculums. He is currently certified with the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. He is also certified with the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology as an Exercise Physiologist.


When he isn’t coaching, lecturing or preparing programs, Matrixx can be found lifting heavy weights, reading books or spending time playing with his extremely handsome dog, Fisher.

Myles is the Head Strength Coach at Iron Performance Center. He believes strongly in the value of hard work and discipline. Myles has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Kinesiology from Wilfrid Laurier University. Additionally, he holds his CSCS, CPPS, AASc, and Pn-1 certifications. He has been featured in Epoch Life with his article Why Everyone Should Train Like An Athlete.

Myles believes that what clients do outside the weight room is just as important as what they do inside the weight room.  He hopes to continue building leaders and making positive changes in his clients’ lives. When Myles isn’t creating programs or lifting weights, he can be found coaching football, spending quality time with friends and family, or travelling.

Uchechi Ezurike-Bosse

Strategist/Author/Speaker/Publisher, My Empowered Living

Uchechi Ezurike-Bosse is an Award-Winning Business Strategist, International Speaker, Author, and Publisher of five co-authored self-help books, helping passion-driven entrepreneurs increase wealth, confidence, impact and freedom.

Featured on Rogers TV, Marie TV, Hay House Radio, The Huffington Post, Mompreneur and named "Top 100 Black Women to Watch in Canada", Uchechi is a multi-passionate entrepreneur. She is the Founder of My Empowered Living and Bossurike and Author of From Aspiration to Fulfillment ~ Bridging the Gap from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be, available at all major online booksellers worldwide and Chapters-Indigo stores across Canada. She's also the Creator of the Dream Life Designer Planners, a goal-setting planner system used by thousands of customers worldwide.

Uchechi proudly serves on the board of directors for BACD (Business Advisory Centre Durham). She's also the former Host and Co-Producer for Empowered Living in Durham Region, which aired on Rogers TV.

Dubbed the 'Dream Whisperer' by clients, Uchechi has coached thousands of entrepreneurs worldwide and is passionate about educating and empowering others to dream bigger and have the confidence and know-how to make their goals a reality.

Richard Burton

Richard Burton, Manager of the Health and Safety Training Administration and Certification Unit,  Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development’s Prevention Division

Richard Burton is the Manager of the Health and Safety Training Administration and Certification Unit in the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development’s Prevention Division. His team administers, on behalf of the Chief Prevention Officer for Ontario, Supporting Ontario’s Safe Employers (SOSE) an occupational health and safety accreditation and employer recognition program. In addition, they oversee mandated training delivery for Joint Health and Safety Committee Certification and Working at Heights training.


Richard has been a practitioner in health and safety since the early 1990s holding many different roles in Ontario’s health and safety system with the ministry and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB).  Some of his previous roles include: inspector, coordinator of OHS training for small business owners, and manager of safety audit teams.

Dean Turner

President, F.A.S.T. Rescue


Dean Turner serves as President of F.A.S.T. Rescue Inc., an Occupational Health and Safety company that supports hands first aid on-training, among other topics.


He had spent over two decades with the Canadian Armed Forces as an Infanteer, with the Royal Canadian Regiment & 3 Commando of the Canadian Airborne Regiment.


Dean retired from the Forces in 1998, then took the entrepreneurial route, went back to school, and started a first-aid training company called F.A.S.T. Rescue.

F.A.S.T. was born from the idea of creating an organization using the skills he had learned while in the military and focus on teaching Canadians the skills required to save lives in a friendly non-threatening environment.


Dean sits on the board of directors for Renos for Heroes, a veteran organization that assist wounded veterans by home renovations to improve the quality of life.  He is also on the board of directors for Treble Victor, responsible for memberships where he helps promote the values of transitioning service men and women to Corporations across Canada.

Janet Bewers

Workplace Safety and Insurance Board

Janet Bewers is a Health and Safety Consultant employed by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board.  Janet’s work focuses on promoting WSIB’s Health and Safety Excellence Program and supporting businesses through their journey in the program. 

The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) is one of the largest insurance organizations in North America, covering over five million people in more than 300,000 workplaces across Ontario.  We are funded by premiums paid by Ontario businesses. We provide no-fault collective liability insurance and access to industry-specific health and safety information.  Our vision is to make Ontario one of the healthiest and safest places to work. A big part of that effort is the support we provide to people who have suffered a work-related injury or illness. We help them as they recover and safely return to work.

Loui Nedanis and Brian McGonegal

RBC Group Advantage


Attract and retain top talent through a comprehensive savings program from RBC Group AdvantageTM
An employee group plan built on a foundation of personalized advice, overall workplace wellness and award-winning investment management.

Loui Nedanis serves as the Regional Manager at RBC Bank and is a passionate community volunteer. Brian McGonegal is an experienced Group Consultant who helps employers attract and retain their top talent. With a combined 25+ years of experience, Loui and Brian are keen to explain how financial wellness programs benefit and impact the employee, employer and overall company productivity.


Your ticket includes a boxed lunch which includes the following options. A refreshment station will be filled all day with coffee, tea and water. We have tried to select options to accommodate different dietary needs. Please be advised that we cannot guarantee that these items have not come into contact with high-allergen foods, including wheat or nuts.

Main Course - Choice of:

  • Chicken Caesar wrap on a white tortilla; or

  • Ham wrap on a whole wheat tortilla; or

  • Vegetarian wrap on a gluten-free tortilla

All wraps come with small tossed green salad and 2 pre-wrapped chocolate chip cookies* (not gluten-free)


Mississauga Convention Centre

75 Derry Road West, Mississauga, ON L5W 1G3

  • Conveniently located with access to major highways such as 410, 401,403 and 407

  • Complimentary parking spaces onsite around the building including desigated disabled parking

  • Washroom with wheel chair accessible stalls and sinks


For those that require accommodation, we have partnered with a nearby hotel to offer a discounted group rate. The last date to take advantage of this rate is April 24, 2023.

Court Yard Toronto Mississauga/West

290 Derry Rd W, Mississauga, ON L5W 1N6

We have set aside a group of 20 rooms at a discounted rate of $145 per night. To take advantage of this rate, use the following link:

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