Toward Work-Life Integration: Transforming the Balancing Act into an Achievable Reality

May 14, 2014 9:15am

Lynne Hudson
Executive Vice-President, International Programs
Plan Canada

Kate Kerr
Pigeon Branding + Design

Anne Day
Founder and President
Company of Women

Paula Knight
Vice-President, People, Strategy & Communications
Cancer Care Ontario

Virginie Hotte-Dupuis
Manager, External Relations & Philanthropy
L'Oréal Canada

  • Perspectives on the elusive notion of balance: reinventing the ideal into something more readily attainable
  • The advantages of understanding work and life as one in the same as opposed to mutually exclusive categories
    • Understanding work-life integration as a professional achievement as well as a personal one
  • Special considerations impacting the sandwich generation: managing the challenges associated with having responsibility for children and aging parents
  • Exploring accommodation in the workplace: what policies and procedures can organizations provide and what benefits can they accrue in doing so?
  • Technology as friend or foe: does round-the-clock network access promote or preclude better work-life integration?