Manitoba Chapter Past Events

September 25, 2018

Legalization of Marijuana and the Impact on the Workplace – what you need to know!


ACSESS Legal Session: 

Legalization of Marijuana and the Impact on the Workplace – what you need to know!

Date: Tuesday September 25th, 2018
Location: Manitoba Club - 194 Broadway, Winnipeg, MB R3C 0R2
Time: 8:30am – 12:00pm (registration opens at 8:15am and hot buffet breakfast at 8:30am)
Fee: $50.00 +tax (members) and $65.00 +tax (non-members)

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Seminar Description 

  • What does the impending legalization of marijuana mean for Canadian workplaces? This session will consider the impacts legalization will have on the workplace, including those of a safety-sensitive nature, and discuss employers’ rights and employees’ obligations and the implementation/revision and application of workplace policies in response to legalization.
  • While legalization may currently be the more prevalent media topic, the more challenging topic for employers to effectively address is medical marijuana. This session will discuss the meaning of “medical marijuana”, its impact on the workplace, an employer’s (sometimes conflicting) duties to accommodate and to provide a safe work environment and employees’ obligations to attend work fit for duty. A refresher on the duty to accommodate disabilities, including drug and alcohol addictions, pursuant to human rights legislation will be included.
  • Organizations engaged in the provision of recruitment and/or temporary staffing services are uniquely situated given the relationships such organizations have with the clients they serve and with prospective temporary and permanent placements. This session will include consideration of the potential risks that exist in relation to temporary and permanent staffing (and internal employees) and issues relating to drug use, including drug addictions and accommodation, and potential ways to mitigate those risks.

About the Speaker:

Shandra is a partner at MLT Aikins LLP where she provides practical and strategic advice on all matters relating to labour, employment and human rights law to management of public and private sector organizations across a variety of industries. As part of this, she represents employers in collective bargaining and before arbitration boards, human rights commissions and tribunals, labour boards, workers compensation tribunals and Manitoba courts. Shandra has been listed in the 2009 - 2018 editions of Best Lawyers International for Labour and Employment Law and was recognized by Lexpert Magazine in 2013 as one of Canada’s leading lawyers under 40. She is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers, CPHR Manitoba and her children’s former daycare and co-chair of the Professions Division for the United Way Winnipeg Campaign Cabinet and current member of the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce.


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February 13, 2018

ACSESS Winnipeg Presents: Leveraging Social Media for the Staffing & Recruiting Industry



Leveraging Social Media for the Staffing & Recruiting Industry

In this session, you will learn to understand the importance of social media and how it impacts staffing & recruiting. We will provide recruitment strategies using top social media platforms; you will learn key characteristics of thought leaders and how you can apply them to your customers, candidates and employees. This session is highly interactive with mini workshops on Creating Your Personal Brand, Social Media Bios and more...

Date: Tuesday, February 13th, 2018
Time: 12:00pm-3:00pm (Lunch is included)
Location: Manitoba Club
194 Broadway
Winnipeg, MB
Fee: Members $50 |  Non-Members $60
Trainer: Jill Kantor

Trainer bio:

Jill brings 13+ successful years as a Senior Partner, Managing Consultant & National Field Trainer with the David Aplin Group. A proven track record, Jill is a 10-time Top Performer Award Winner and brings a wealth of experience training, coaching and developing people. She successfully spearheaded the development and execution of Aplin University, ongoing training programs, webinars, workshops and lunch & learns for the David Aplin Group, nationally. Jill earned her Practical Workshop Facilitation Skills Certificate through the University of Winnipeg in 2016. She is also a head industry trainer for ACSESS delivering many of the Core Industry Training and CPC webinars.

June 6, 2017

ACSESS Winnipeg Presents: Seven Traits of Peak Recruitment Performance



June 6, 2017
9:00 am - 11:00 am


$119 per person


Norwood Hotel
112 Marion Street
Winnipeg, MB


Register on-line



JUNE 6, 2017


In this entertaining and educational presentation, Steve demonstrates how peak desk performance is influenced by seven predominant personality traits that drive predicable behaviours. Participants will complete a confidential on-line behavioural survey in advance of the session and will receive their own professional profile report. With your personal report in-hand, we will transform behavioural theory into staffing industry reality.  Presented in a style and language that we all understand, you’ll leave with practical tools and tactics to help you manage and achieve peak desk performance.

With over 30 years of industry experience Steve Jones is one of the most recognized names in Canadian staffing. Steve is the President of “Steve Jones Business Leadership Corp” offering training, coaching & consulting in the areas of sales, marketing, human resources & selection, process improvement, social media, leadership & staffing industry certifications.

Sponsored by:



Canadian Staffing Industry

Performance Experts


January 18, 2017

ACSESS Manitoba Chapter - Event featuring speaker Mary McIninch

December 3, 2014

ACSESS Winnipeg Presents: Keynote Speaker Steve Jones!


A Favourite from the ACSESS Banff 2014 Conference


Stop Trying to Change Me!

This session uncovers tips on recruiter selection, compensation models, on-boarding and managing.  It all leads to avoiding costly mistakes and improving recruiter productivity.

In this session we review the personalities activities, performance measures and tricks used to achieve higher results. It starts with the premise that people don't change then it gets interesting.

This staffing industry customized session also uncovers tips on recruiter selection and high gross margin marketing. It all leads to avoiding costly mistakes and improving productivity.

One of the most recognized names in Canadian staffing, Steve Jones offers training, coaching and consulting in the areas of operational improvement, sales, legislative compliance, social media, individual coaching, and leadership development. With over 30 years of recruitment and staffing experience, Steve is a professional speaker and a multiple franchise owner of Qualicare Home Care, owner of Socialite Internet Marketing and sits on several corporate and charity boards.  

ACSESS Winnipeg would like to offer you an opportunity to gain a wealth of knowledge from Steve by attending 2 Core Industry Training (CPC) modules in the morning and gaining complimentary access to his session “Stop Trying to Change Me!” in the afternoon.

Wed. Dec. 3, 2014
8:45am to 10:15am
Business Practices and Ethics

Steve Jones
Gain the essential knowledge required for all Professionals in the staffing and recruitment industry. Learn how to differentiate yourself from your competition through best business practices with clients and candidates
10:30am to 12:00pm Legal Aspects: Recruitment Practices

Steve Jones
Increase your knowledge of human rights, privacy legislation and knowledge requirements in permanent placement/professional search
1:00pm to 4:00pm Stop Trying to Change Me!

Steve Jones
Keynote Session



  • Morning modules $172 + tax each – attend both modules and get free admission to the afternoon keynote session
  • Keynote session only: $35 members and $40 non-members (free if attending morning CIT sessions)


Delta Winnipeg
350 St. Mary Avenue
Winnipeg, MB
Kildonan Room


RSVP: Sinead Finnegan –