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

Director, Corporate Safety & Emergency Management Air Canada

Candace DiCresce P.Eng.

Sr Director, Safety & Well-beingRogers Communications

Lori Kennedy

Directory Regulatory Affairs Canadian Pacific (CP) 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

Andrea Peart

Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC)

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

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

Jamie Hall


SAFE Work Manitoba

Myles Morris


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

Gary O'Toole

Nova Scotia

Senior Executive Director, Safety Branch
Labour, Skills and Immigration
Government of Nova Scotia

Cheryl Paynter

Prince Edward Island

Chief Executive Officer Workers Compensation Board of Prince Edward Island

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