Youth Timetable

For secondary and post-secondary students, Make It Safe shares youth experiences and advice on survival in crisis and recovery—and perspectives on school and opportunity in the New Normal. Join a series of interactive panel discussions for youth, by youth.

​Join us for the opening general session of Make It Safe 2020 on the conference Stage. Welcome to Make It Safe, everyone. Together, we can build safer workplaces in the new normal and emerge stronger in the recovery.

30min

Panel
Speakers
Emily Newhouse
Lisa McGuire
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In this international keynote panel, four manufacturing executives share the pandemic experiences and challenges they have faced in their companies around the world. Learn from their experiences and insights.

Hear their perspectives and ask questions directly about:

  • Critical decisions and changes in their businesses;
  • Supporting teams and company culture through the crisis;
  • How the pandemic has changed their approach to leadership; and
  • Essential leadership qualities and critical actions to emerge stronger in the recovery

90min

Panel
Speakers
Dan Reader
Franco Dutto
Gretta Stephens
Lisa McGuire
Michelle Garner-Janna
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British Columbia Deputy Minister of Labour Trevor Hughes joins Make It Safe Friday morning to open Day 2 of the conference.​Tune into the Stage to hear Mr. Hughes' remarks and a brief introduction to the day's events. 

0min

Panel
Speakers
Lisa McGuire
Trevor Hughes
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In this keynote session, we have invited a panel of international experts to share insights, helping make sense of the changing and sometimes controversial sea of information about COVID-19.

  • Find out what we are still learning about the virus, and emerging recommendations around transmission and effective controls. 
  • Understand the anxiety and mental health impacts and how our understanding of workplace wellness is changing through the pandemic.
  • Get clarity into what we are learning about the virus, immunity, and vaccines.
  • Learn key considerations to protect our businesses and our most vulnerable workers.
  • And discover important lessons we're learning about crisis communications within our organizations and with our clients.



90min

Panel
Speakers
Andrew Szeto
Gerry Eijkemans
Marc Schenker
Max Lum
Steve Horvath
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​How is the pandemic affecting youth? In this session, hear from moderator Efe Türker and a diverse panel of students on the everyday impacts of physical distancing, social isolation, and online school, and missed milestones—along with the return of many to the classroom. Hear how students are dealing with anxiety and uncertainty, and what parents, schools, and employers need to know to support them. 

90min

Panel
Speakers
Efe Türker
Giselle Alfred
Kate Lamont
Natasha Zilcosky
Ned Jackson
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In this session, we hear from youth on how 2020 has changed their plans for post-secondary school and work. The impact of the pandemic on a generation of youth goes beyond online school and missed concerts, games, and graduation ceremonies. Hear directly from these students how they feel about their education and career prospects. We invite students to join the conversation and educators and employers to listen and learn.

60min

Panel
Speakers
Efe Türker
Isabella Black
Ned Jackson
Rosalie Scott
Sydney Mardon
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