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 and Environment, Aluminium
Rio Tinto

Lori Kennedy

Directory Regulatory Affairs
Canadian Pacific (CP) Railway


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

Sari Sairanen


National Director Health and Safety

Denis St-Jean

Public Service Alliance of Canada

National Health and Safety Officer
Public Service Alliance of Canada


Provincial and Territorial Governments

Shelly Dauphinee

New Brunswick

Vice President, WorkSafe Services

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

Shelley Rowan

Nova Scotia

Vice President, Prevention and Service Delivery
Workers` Compensation Board of Nova Scotia

Nomination pending (9)


Anne Tennier

President and Chief Executive Officer


Kimberly Pirhonen

Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer