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

John Beckett

Federally Regulated Employers

Vice President, Training, Safety & Recruitment
BC Maritime Employers Association

Nina Mankovitz

General Manager Health, Safety and Environment, Aluminium
Rio Tinto


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

Trevor Alexander

British Columbia

Senior Vice-President, Operations, Worker & Employer Services

Shelly Dauphinee

New Brunswick

Vice President, WorkSafe Services

Sophie Dennis


Deputy Minister
Ontario Ministry of Labour

Luanne Gallant

Prince Edward Island

Chief Executive Officer
Workers Compensation Board of PEI

Dave Grundy

Northwest Territories

President and CEO
Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission

Jamie Hall


Chief Operating Officer
SAFE Work Manitoba

Ross Nairne


Executive Director of the Occupational Health and Safety Policy and Program Development Branch
Alberta Jobs, Skills, Labour and Training

Shelley Rowan

Nova Scotia

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

Nomination pending (6)


Anne Tennier

President and Chief Executive Officer


Kimberly Pirhonen

Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer


Ivy Lumia

Corporate Secretary