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.


Brenda Baxter

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

representingEmployer Associations

Joseph Bajzath

Managing Director, Corporate Safety, Security and Emergency Management Air Canada

Lori Kennedy

Managing Director, Regulatory Affairs, CPKC Canadian Pacific Railway

Amir Raza

Head of HSE & Dangerous Good Program FedEx Express Canada

representingLabour Associations

Jenna Brookfield

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

Health and Safety Representative
CUPE Atlantic Regional Office

Julie H├ębert

United Steelworkers

Health, Safety and Environment Department Coordinator
United Steelworkers

Andrea Peart

Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC)

National Health and Safety Officer Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC)

Tara Peel

Canadian Labour Congress (CLC)

Assistant to the President Canadian Labour Congress (CLC)

representingProvincial and Territorial Governments

Rodney Cook


Vice President of Workplace Health and Safety Services
Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB)

Gail Boland

Newfoundland and Labrador

Assistant Deputy Minister, Digital Government and Services Branch
Department of Digital Government and Service NL

Kurt Dieckmann


President/CEO Yukon Workers' Safety and Compensation Board

Dave Kramer


Vice President, SAFE Work Manitoba Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba

Myles Morris


Assistant Deputy Minister, Safe, Fair and Healthy Workplaces,
Ministry of Jobs, Economy and Northern Development
Government of Alberta

Tim Petersen

New Brunswick

President and Chief Executive Officer

Daniel Strand

British Columbia

Director, Prevention Field Services WorkSafeBC


Anne Tennier
President and Chief Executive Officer


Chandra Guilday
Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer


Jenni Porter
Corporate Secretary