Council of Governors

The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) is governed by a tripartite council representing governments (federal, provincial and territorial), employers, and labour, which assists in delivering a trustworthy and complete occupational health and safety service, and ensures that the information CCOHS disseminates is unbiased.


Gary Robertson

Assistant Deputy Minister
Compliance, Operations and Program Development, Labour Program
Employment and Social Development Canada


Employer Associations

Joseph Bajzath

Director, Corporate Safety & Emergency Management
Air Canada

Nina Mankovitz

Vice President Health, Safety, Environment and Communities, Aluminium
Rio Tinto

Lori Kennedy

Directory Regulatory Affairs
Canadian Pacific (CP) Railway

Candace DiCresce P.Eng.

Sr Director, Safety & Well-being
Rogers Communications


Labour Associations

Troy Winters

Canadian Union of Public Employees

Senior Health and Safety Officer
Health & Safety, Research, and Job Evaluation
Canadian Union of Public Employees

Tara Peel

Canadian Labour Congress

National Representative, Health, Safety and Environment
Canadian Labour Congress


Provincial and Territorial Governments

Phillip Germain


Chief Executive Officer
Saskatchewan Workers' Compensation Board

Jamie Hall


Chief Operating Officer
SAFE Work Manitoba

Judy Kainz

Northwest Territories

Director, Prevention and Employer Services
Workers' Safety and Compensation Commission Northwest Territories and Nunavut

Daniel Strand

British Columbia

Director, Prevention Field Services

Cheryl Paynter

Prince Edward Island

Chief Executive Officer
Workers Compensation Board of Prince Edward Island

Kurt Dieckmann


Yukon Workers' Compensation Health and Safety Board

Nomination pending (9)


Anne Tennier

President and Chief Executive Officer


Kimberly Pirhonen

Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer


Jenni Porter

Corporate Secretary