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

representingEmployer 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-beingRogers Communications

representingLabour Associations

Tara Peel

Canadian Labour Congress

National Representative, Health, Safety and Environment Canadian Labour Congress

representingProvincial and Territorial Governments

Phillip Germain


Chief Executive Officer Saskatchewan Workers' Compensation Board

Jamie Hall


Chief Operating OfficerSAFE 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 WorkSafeBC

Cheryl Paynter

Prince Edward Island

Chief Executive Officer Workers Compensation Board of Prince Edward Island

Kurt Dieckmann


President/CEO Yukon Workers' Compensation Health and Safety Board


Anne Tennier
President and Chief Executive Officer


Kimberly Pirhonen
Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer


Jenni Porter
Corporate Secretary