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Our Organization

Why We're Here

CSSE members work in many different industries, but share one common goal:
Ensuring our colleagues make it home safe at the end of the workday.

Our organization shapes the safety profession in Canada by working with its members and partners. This is achieved by...

  • Connecting with Chapters and Members
  • Defining the Profession
  • Innovating through Professional Development
  • Being The Voice of the Safety Profession
  • Being a Resource for Research and Information
  • Leading our Members with Good Governance and Succession

 

CSSE Checklist
CSSE Checklist

 

History

CSSE was founded in 1949 by a small group of dedicated individuals drawn together in the common cause of accident prevention. It grew from a provincially-based organization to become Canada's largest national and most established professional organization for health and safety practitioners. Today, we have over 4,000 members across Canada, the United States, and around the world working together to enhance the health, safety and environmental profession.

Board of Directors

CSSE is self-governed by a board of voluntary directors elected by the membership. The Board is comprised of four Executive Officers (President, Vice-President/Treasurer, Immediate Past President and Secretary), one Education Director and five Regional Vice Presidents. The Executive Director serves in a ex-officio, non-voting role.

The Board is responsible for the overall direction and operation of CSSE on a national level, and establishes and implements policies and procedures to advance the objectives of the Society. All levels of the Society are supported by AssociationsFirst, a management firm based out of Toronto, Ontario.

View the list of past presidents.

Kathy Tull
President
Kathy Tull, CRSP
WorkSafeBC
Richmond, BC
[email protected]
 
Trevor Johnson
Vice-President / Treasurer
Trevor Johnson, CHSC, CRSP
Systemera Inc.
Edmonton, AB
 
Jim B. Hopkins
Past President
Jim B. Hopkins, CHSC, CRSP
OC Transpo
Ottawa, ON
 
Deirdre O'Reilly
Secretary
Deirdre O'Reilly, CHSC
Workers' Compensation Board of Nova Scotia
Halifax, NS
 
Perry Ruehlen
Executive Director
Perry Ruehlen, CAE
CSSE National Office
Toronto, ON
 
Buck Page
Regional Vice President
British Columbia & Yukon

Buck Page, CRSP
TransLink
New Westminster, BC
 
Raeleigne Van Patten
Regional Vice President
Alberta, NWT, & NU

Raeleigne Van Patten, CRSP
Millennium EMS Solutions Ltd.
Edmonton, AB
 
Patrick Hauser
Regional Vice President
Manitoba & Saskatchewan

Patrick Hauser, CRSP
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK
Patrick's bio (PDF)
 
Sue McLaren
Regional Vice President
Ontario & Quebec

Sue McLaren, CHSC, RN, COHN(C)
McLaren Health and Safety Consulting
Cobden, ON
Sue's bio (PDF)
 
Barry Fitzgerald
Regional Vice President
Atlantic Canada

Barry Fitzgerald, CRSP, B. Tech.
Government of Newfoundland & Labrador
St. John's, NL
 
Robert Montgomery
Education Director
Robert Montgomery, CRSP, CHSC
Mountain Industrial Safety Services Inc.
Calgary, AB
Robert's's bio (PDF)
 

 

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