Understand the Human Resources and Legal Perspectives

8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

October 11 in Montreal & October 12 in Toronto

Marijuana is a growing industry in Canada with high expectations for increased usage after July 1st, 2018.

This symposium is designed for anyone who may be called upon to manage cannabis in the workplace: Human Resources, Disability Management, Healthy & Safety and all Managers. It will equip you with an understanding of the regulations governing cannabis and provide you with direction on how to manage this complex topic in your workplace.


  • Explain the regulatory framework for medical marijuana
  • Describe the employer’s duty to accommodate medical marijuana & duty to maintain a safe work environment
  • Discuss the different forms of accommodation
  • Apply an effective workplace policy on both medical and non-medical marijuana
  • Consider the effects of marijuana legalization on the workplace
  • List the cannabis conduct guidelines for the workplace
  • Describe the importance of understanding and abiding by the company drug policy
  • Know the employer’s drug testing rights
  • Explain how and when could an employee fail a drug test
  • Describe the liability facing both the employee and employer for impairment in the workplace.


Wednesday, October 11th, 2017 from 8:30 to 10:30

4120 Square Victoria, Suite 800 (Magil Laurentienne Offices)

Tour de la Bourse, Montreal H4Z 1J2

Montreal Symposium Location


Thursday, October 12th, 2017 from 8:30 to 10:30 am

405 The West Mall, Suite 910 (Lock Group Offices), Toronto, M9C 5J1

Toronto Symposium Location

Symposium fee

$275.00 per person. Munchies will be served!

More information

Please contact Rachel Viain
Telephone: 514-428-8877 Ext 231
Email: [email protected]


Lina A. Aristeo, LL.B

A law graduate of the University of Montreal and member of the Quebec Bar, Lina is the founder of Plume inc., a boutique law firm specialized in labour and employment law.

Lina is always mindful of Employers’ legal obligations while helping them devise and implement strategies for sound and positive labour relations in their companies.

Lina puts to use, for employers’ benefits, what has become a creative, sometimes out-of-the-box thinking that is the result of her experience with the labour movement.

Shelley Brown, CHRP

Shelley Brown brings over 25 years of corporate experience in Human Resources in consumer products, high tech and pharmaceuticals.

She knows how to get the best out of people while making the company a top-class work environment. This is the secret behind meeting and exceeding the business goals.

Shelley graduated from York University in Toronto with a B.A in Psychology and completed the Advanced Program in HR Management from the University of Toronto. She was recently granted the HRPA Fellow Award.