Victoria Grainger


Victoria is an award-winning entrepreneur recognized for her social impact. She is an educator, fitness enthusiast, mom, and passionate advocate for the impact well-being has on performance. She is the founder of Wellness Works Canada, Canada’s non-profit workplace well-being and performance association that empowers, educates and supports organizational well-being practitioners and employers in building healthy, high-performing work cultures.

She has worked in the field of health promotion and population health for 20 years. She has supported countless public, not-for-profit and private organizations in developing, implementing, and evaluating comprehensive organizational well-being strategies to create environments where people and business thrives. She has an executive Master’s degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor's in Physical Education. She is also a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR), trained Personal Trainer Specialist, Nutrition and Weight Loss Coach and Triathlon Coach.

From the outside, she is the picture of health and a successful entrepreneur. But this was not always the case. In her inspiring talks, she gets vulnerable and shares her personal story of resilience, one that includes homelessness, grief, and trauma, and how she has turned this into a story of post-traumatic growth. She then brings together evidence-based approaches, backed by personal experience, on ways that individuals, teams, and organizations can support sustainable performance through simple yet powerful well-being practices. Because the key to sustainable performance is well-being.

Keynote Session

January 25

Building Resilience for the Future of Work

Today’s work climate is one of change, possibility and hope. However, lurking in the shadows is an echo pandemic of poor mental well-being. In the midst of change and adaptation, now, more than ever before, we need to hone in on strategies to support resilience to build back better.

In this interactive and insightful discussion, come together to learn practical, evidence-based strategies to build individual and team resilience.

In this session, you will:

  • Be moved by a raw story of vulnerability and resilience.
  • Learn key trends impacting the future of work and how to stay ahead.
  • Learn and commit to strategies to support team resilience and sustainable performance.
  • Learn and commit to practical ways to be the change you wish to see (supplemented with workbooks).
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