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Regina Chapter


February 28, 2019 (Thursday)



Registration and Hot Breakfast
7:45 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Qualifies for 1.5 PD credits


Substance Abuse and the Workplace - A Saskatchewan Perspective

Breakfast Presentation 

Sponsored by the FMI Regina Chapter,



Michael McCormack



Delta Hotel Regina

Verdi Room 

1919 Saskatchewan Drive

Thursday February 28, 2019


The FMI Regina Chapters invites you to join us to explore the ever more important issue of substance abuse in the workforce.   Our presenters are Jeff Bassendowski and Janice McDonald from the Government of Saskatchewan. 

The recent legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada forced many organizations to reconsider the impacts substance use has on the workforce and the workplace.  In a modern and complex labour environment, there are many considerations when looking at substance use and the workplace.  This discussion will walk through the development of the Government of Saskatchewan's policy on substance use, and will provide context and discussion on the Human Resource impacts of the policy.

About the Presenter - Jeff Bassendowski, Senior Advisor, Public Service Commission  

Jeff works in the Strategic Management Branch of the Public Service Commission (PSC) in the Government of Saskatchewan.  Jeff has worked at the PSC for the past three years as a Senior Advisor and is currently responsible for leading the development and modernization of Human Resource policy for government, providing guidance on the PSC's Strategic Plan, and supporting legislative changes in the organization.  Jeff gained a great deal of knowledge and experience in government's policy, planning and legislative processes during his ten-year career, and has been able to continue to develop his skills in a variety of positions in different ministries. When he is not at work, Jeff loves to spend time and travel with his wife, Brandi.  Jeff is also a passionate football and boxing fan and supports the New England Patriots.

About the Presenter - Janice MacDonald, Be At Work Program Manager, Public Service Commission

Janice is responsible for developing programs, practices and processes that support managers through proactive and effective medical accommodation.  Janice has been in this role and with the Government of Saskatchewan for just over two years.  Janice led the project overseeing the implementation of Government of Saskatchewan's Substance Use and Workplace Policy and tools and resources associated with the policy. 

 Prior to joining the Public Service Commission, Janice's history includes leadership in large financial institutions with extensive knowledge and experience in all lines of insurance benefits including Disability Management.  Twenty-five years of experience in both disability management and process re-engineering has led significantly to her recent success in the Public Service Commission.  Outside of work, Janice can be found on the golf course in the summer months, or experimenting in the culinary arts in the winter months.

 This presentation will be of great interest and relevance to managers and Human Resource personnel.   Please join us on Thursday, February 28th!

A hot breakast is included and this session qualifies for 1.0 PD credits!

Registration Period and Breakfast -   7:45 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Presentation - 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.


Registration Fee:

fmi*igf Members $45
Non-members $80