Webinar series

The OOHNA Webinar series is structured to ensure participants are up to date with industry knowledge aiming to keep OHNs crucial and relevant within the business equation.


2021 upcoming Webinars

OOHNA’s next webinar series will begin in the Fall! In the meantime, OOHNA’s  50th Anniversary conference is being held virtually on June 3rd! Click on the picture to learn more about the topics and speakers.


*All past OOHNA webinar recordings are available for purchase, please email administration@oohna.on.ca if you are interested in acquiring a past webinar.*


Laura joined the firm Mathews Dinsdale Clark LLP as a Partner in 2013.  Laura leads the Compclaim consulting group and is a member of the firm’s national OHS/WC practice group.  Laura’s comprehensive knowledge and practical experience enable her to provide expert advice and hands-on assistance to a wide range of employers in various industries across Canada.


John is a partner in the Toronto office of Mathews, Dinsdale & Clark LLP. A member of the firm’s National OHS and Workers’ Compensation practice group, his practice includes a broad range of labour and employment issues, with a special focus on workers’ compensation, occupational health and safety, and labour relations. John routinely works with employers to address the challenges of managing a safe workplace.

New Reality – Legal Implications for Employers and Employees on Working Remotely from the Health & Safety and WSIB Perspectives


 Join Laura Russell and John Illingworth from Matthews, Dinsdale & Clark LLP in discussing the legal implications of working remotely exploring the following topics:

OHS issues:

  • Is the employer responsible for their employee’s safety while working at home due to COVID.  If so, how so, and what should be considered?
  • Does the Ministry of Labour Training, Skills Development (MLTSD) have authority over the home work premises and what are the practical implications?
  • Ergonomic considerations
  • Mental health considerations


  • Does coverage extend to the home work environment?
  • What if the employee contracts COVID; is it reportable?
  • Mental health considerations

Nancy J. Gowan, B.H.Sc. (O.T.), O.T. Reg. (Ont.), CDMP

President, Gowan Health Consultants and Gowan Consulting

Managing Your Mental Health- Compassion Fatigue in Times of Crisis

WHEN: MONDAY, MARCH 1, 12-1:30 PM 

OOHNA members, this recording is available in the Mental Health Hub!

Join Nancy Gowan for this 1.5-hour session will provide an overview of compassion fatigue as well as practical strategies that you can use to support your mental health and wellbeing during this Crisis.  This is aimed at supporting OHN’s in having tools and techniques to stay well and recover from compassion fatigue.  Join Nancy Gowan from Gowan Consulting in learning how to look after you because SELF CARE IS NOT SELFISH! Take time for YOU!

Nancy Gowan is a registered Occupational Therapist and Certified Disability Management Professional with experience working in industrial rehabilitation, mental health, accommodation and stay at work planning.

She is the founder of a national health and disability management company offering support across Canada and now into the US. Over more than 30 years, she has worked in partnership with employers, employees, and unions to develop customized strategies that improve employee success, health, and productivity.

She has presented at national and international forums on accommodation and disability management and regularly contributes to disability management education through workshops and training programs as well as online newsletters. 

Among her many publications, dating back to 1990, Nancy coauthored a chapter on “Ergonomics in Disability Management” in Ergonomics for Therapists, 3rd edition, 2007.  She has written the “Human Resource Managers Guide to Managing Disability in the Workplace” with Carswell, Thomson Reuter’s first edition published in 2010 and second edition published in 2016. 


how to register?


  • Visit the OOHNA Member Portal
  • Locate the Registration Area
  • Create a New Registration
  • Select Webinars
  • From there follow prompts to select the topic(s) you are interested in and enter payment information (note: OOHNA members receive preferential pricing!)



Download, complete, and return the registration form below to administration@oohna.on.ca


Your seat will be saved once the processing of payment is complete. You will receive an automated email payment confirmation receipt. Webinar registration is for a single registrant. During Q & A, participants will have the ability to pose questions via written script as well as telephonically.

Can’t attend live? No problem. We’ll be sending out the recording and materials after the webinar session to all registrants. Webinar fee is non-refundable.