Accommodating Alcohol & Drug Addictions and Medical Marijuana at Work

October 5, 2020 at 9:30 AM - October 6, 2020 at 4:00 PM
Maritime Labour Centre
1880 Triumph St
Vancouver, BC V5L1K3
Contact VDLC Office 604-254-0703

About this Event

2 days - October 5 & 6, Monday and Tuesday / 9:30am to 4:00pm

Please note that this course will be offered in-person, with appropriate precautions in place, if it is safe to do so. If that is not possible, this course will be postponed and added to the Spring 2021 program.

You will be required to wear a mask while in class. These will not be provided.

This course will review how alcohol and drug addictions have been accommodated at work and the challenges that these accommodations pose for the employer, union, and worker. We will then examine issues that have arisen as a result of recent changes to the legal regime surrounding the use of medical marijuana in the workplace.

Instructor: Conni Kilfoil

Conni Kilfoil is a retired labour and human rights lawyer who, after 28 years in the BC labour movement, continues to be a human rights advocate, facilitator, trainer and mediator, specializing in human rights in the workplace, accommodation of disabilities, and bullying and harassment in the workplace.


Pre-registration is required as course space is limited - registration is open to all, union membership is not necessary. If class space is full please contact Elizabeth via email at [email protected] or phone 604-254-0703 to put your name on the waitlist.


Fees include lunch and materials. Cancellations must be received 5 working days prior to course start for a refund. No-shows will be charged the full course fee. Exceptions on a case-by-case basis.


The Vancouver and District Labour Council acknowledges that its offices reside on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples, including the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh nations.

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Accommodating Alcohol & Drug Addictions and Medical Marijuana at Work