Chatham-Kent: IN-PERSON The Business Case for Supporting Employees Who Have Caregiving Responsibilities

Date and Time

Starts:03/23/2023 8:30 AM

Ends:03/23/2023 11:00 AM

Registration Closes:03/20/2023 8:00 AM

Event Type: Professional Development

1.5 CPD Hour(s)

Smitty's Restaurant - Pine Room 307 Grand Ave West Chatham, Ontario


HRPA Members: Free or Optional $5 Donation | Non-Members: $60 + tax

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Additional Information

This is an IN-PERSON event. Registering online in advance is required.

A $35 + tax “no show/late cancellation” fee will be charged if cancellation is not provided to at least 3 business days in advance. Registrations will not be accepted at the door.

Event Sponsor

Four million Ontarians are caring for someone with a physical, or mental health need with approximately 2.5 million in the workforce. 68% of the 4 million caregivers across province are between the ages of 26 – 63, which can be high points within one’s career. 45% of Ontario’s working caregivers report that balancing care with work is stressful, while 74% are actively making changes to their employment as they try to cope.

There are ways to better support caregiving employees so they can continue to share their valuable knowledge and skills in the workplace while caring for those who need them. OCO’s suite of tools and free information sessions can help you build a caregiver-inclusive workplace. Join us for a session with the Ontario Caregiver Organization to learn more and gain access to free resources that can help you to retain caregiving employees while providing them with supportive resources.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn more about Ontario’s caregivers, their experiences, and the impact on our workforce.
  2. Explore the best strategies for supporting and retaining caregiving employees.
  3. Gain access to free resources to support development of inclusive practices.


8:30 AM   Welcome and Networking

8:45 AM   Breakfast

9:30 AM  Speaker Presentation | Q&A

11:00 AM   Event Concludes

Registration Closes:  March  20, 2023 at 8:00 AM…or sooner if it sells out.

Registration Difficulties or Questions: Please reach out to our Chapter Experience Coordinator Bobbi-Lyn Smith at

Learning & Giving Back!  As suggested by HRPA members and as part of our commitment to corporate social responsibility, HRPA has identified Indspire and Black Youth Helpline as recommended charities. Should you wish to support please select the $5 donation option upon checkout. Thank you!

Speaker bio(s)
Katie Muirhead

Katie Muirhead is a Regional Lead with the Ontario Caregiver Organization with over 10 years experience supporting communities and helping those in need. Specializing in stakeholder engagement, facilitation and project leadership, Katie feels passionate about authentic connection and bringing community together to build solutions toward a common goal. Katie is an active member in her own neck of the woods, recently receiving a volunteer recognition award from the City of Niagara Falls and enjoys spending time with family and friends exploring local trails, nightlife, and daydreaming about international travel.