This report is an outcome from a tripartite national event, hosted by CCOHS, which focused on the role leadership and responsibility play in improving and building safer and healthier workplaces. Forum III: Leading Workplace Change took place March 8 and 9, 2010, in Gatineau, Quebec.
Forum III brought representatives from Canadian, provincial and territorial governments, employers and labour organizations together with subject experts to share their knowledge, perspectives and collective experience around effective leadership and its impact on workplace health and safety.
Forum III was organized into four sessions on different aspects of leadership. Corresponding workshops were held each day to allow delegates the opportunity to discuss known and emerging issues arising from each component, and to identify possible solutions and strategies to improve workplace concerns.
The four themes of the program focused on:
- Leadership within the system
- Implementing successful participatory ergonomic programs
- Working towards a national prevention strategy for workplace violence
- The multi-generational workforce: enhancing training and coaching for all
This report summarizes the discussion arising from each of these four components, and following the Forum, CCOHS invited Canadians to weigh in on changing workplaces via an online survey. The results from the survey are also included in this report.