OEA NS Society-McInnes Cooper 10th Employer Conference

The 10th Employer Conference was held on November 13 & 14, 2018 at the Cineplex Cinemas in Dartmouth Crossing. We thank all those who were able to attend and would especially like to thank our partner, McInnes Cooper, sponsors, vendors, Cineplex Cinemas, and all those who contributed to making this event a success.

Registration is now closed.

2018 Conference Sponsors:

Each conference the OEA NS Society makes a charitable donation. 

For our 2018 conference we made a donation to the Great Cycle Challenge Canada 2018 - Riding to fight kids' cancer

In June 2018 Richard Raymond Grasley of Nova Scotia participated in the Great Cycle Challenge to fight kids' cancer!   Richard cycled over 7941 km across Canada, from St John’s, Newfoundland to Victoria, British Columbia.

Why? Because right now, over 1,400 children are diagnosed with cancer every year, and it's the biggest killer of children from disease in Canada.

Kids should be living life, not fighting for it.

Richard raised funds to help these kids and support SickKids Foundation to allow them to continue their work in developing treatments and finding a cure for childhood cancer.

Cancer is the largest killer of kids in Canada, 27 children are diagnosed every week.

We are greatful to be able to support the SickKids Foundation this year.


10th Employer Conference 2018:


Tuesday November 13th and Wednesday November 14th, 2018


Cineplex Cinemas Dartmouth Crossing
145 Shubie Drive
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
B3B 0C3


Day 1 (Nov. 13, 2018): 8:30am—4:30pm
Day 2 (Nov. 14, 2018): 8:30am—4:15pm

Trade Show and Daily Registration opens at 7:30am both days


Early Bird Registration– Till October 29, 2018

  • $300 / day
  • $550 for both days

Regular Pricing: 

  • $335 / day
  • $600 for both day

Due to limited seating, no registration is confirmed until payment is received.

Group Rate Discounts: Register 3 or more people from the same organization and receive $25 off the 3rd person.

Combine this offer with our early bird pricing and get a total of $75 off the 2 days!


Please refer to the OEA Continuing Education Policy

Lunch, breaks and all material are included in fee.

Note: Please do not contact McInnes Cooper to register. Registration only available through OEA.

Registration is now closed.


McInnes Cooper Labour and Employment Group

  • Various Lawyers from McInnes Cooper will be present to deliver multiple sessions throughout the conference
  • They will be exploring 10 prevalent topics in employment relations including social media/ IT, Cannabis, PTSD, and more to be announced!

Dr. Christopher Martin

  • Professor of Medicine and Occupational Medicine and Director of the Global Engagement Office for the Health Sciences Center at West Virginia University
  • Dr. Martin will be doing two presentations at the Conference:
  • Session 1: What is a Dangerous Job?
  • Session 2: Determining Work-Relatedness:  Inside the Mind of a WCB Medical Consultant 
  • View his Full bio Here

Dr. Carlos Davidovich

  • Vice President, Optimum Talent
  • Executive Coaching and NeuroManagement Expert
  • Dr. Davidovich will be doing a two-part presentation entitled “From overwhelmed to flourishing -How to leverage your different “brains” to thrive” 
  • View details of the session here

Employer Experiences

  • Hear first hand experience from employers issues navigating complex WCB claims, the process, the issues, the resolution
  • Employers will have a chance to ask questions and take note on what worked and what didn't.

Conference Trade Show

  • This year we will also be having vendor tables set up in the lobby of our venue showcasing different services for employers.
  • Employers will have an opportunity to walk around and visit the booths first thing in the morning and during the multiple breaks throughout the day.
  • It is a great opportunity to make connections and explore different opportunities for your business.
  • If you would like to set up a vendor table on Day 1 or Day 2 of the conference (or both) please email joy.samuel@oeans.ca for more information on how to book a table (limited space available so email today!)
  • Trade Show opening: 7:30am Day 1 and Day 2

Registration is now closed.

To get on our mailing list and stay up-to-date on upcoming events, email: Joy Smauel, Business Services Advisor- joy.samuel@oeans.ca

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