Paula Allen is vice president of research and integrative solutions for Morneau Shepell, focusing on enterprise
wide solutions that leverage the integrated value of the firm’s expertise, solutions and data analytics. Her article
on implementing a cannabis strategy in the workplace begins on page 21.
John May is director, Risk Management and Insurance at Morguard, a fully integrated real estate company with a
diversified portfolio of assets across North America. In his 13 years at Morguard, May has led the development,
implementation and administration of the company’s risk management programs and strategy while ensuring
insurance compliance and loss minimization. He has helped steer Morguard to six consecutive years of recogni-tion
by Thomson Reuters as one of Canada’s safest employers. May holds Certified Insurance Professional and
Canadian Risk Management designations and is an MBA graduate. His article, on page 27, explores creating a
successful health and safety culture at work.
PETER V. MATUKAS
Peter Matukas is an employment lawyer, a credentialed workplace investigator (AWI-CH) through the
Association of Workplace Investigators and leads the workplace investigations group at Harris + Harris LLP
(www.harrisandharris.com). Matukas has practiced employment law for over ten years, working closely with
human resources departments. He has considerable experience drafting and implementing employee policies,
procedures, handbooks and dealing with various employment issues. Matukas’ experience and specialized legal
and workplace investigation training provides extensive insight into any workplace investigation. He can be
reached at 416-798-2722, ext. 272 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. His article on workplace
harassment – the second in a series of five – starts on page 29.
Charles Benayon founded Aspiria Corp. in 2003 with a vision to make a meaningful difference. Fifteen years
later, Aspiria is a leader in the mental health industry providing Employee and Student Assistance Programs to
over 1,000,000 employees and students in over 500 organizations across Canada. A social worker by profession,
Benayon is active in his community as Board member of Tourette Canada and co-chair of the annual Tourette
Golf Tournament; a cause close to his heart. Through core values of responsiveness, dedication and integrity,
Aspiria creates expert health solutions that empower organizations and their people. On page 31, Benayon
explores gender identity in the workplace.
Jason McCormick is the head of sales and services for Canada at Aetna International. Find his article on page 37
that explores how companies can support the mental health of their global workforce.
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