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 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, CRSP
Trevor Johnson, CHSC, CRSP
Jim B. Hopkins, CHSC, CRSP
Deirdre O'Reilly, CHSC
Workers' Compensation Board of Nova Scotia
Perry Ruehlen, CAE
CSSE National Office
British Columbia & Yukon
Buck Page, CRSP
New Westminster, BC
Alberta, NWT, & NU
Raeleigne Van Patten, CRSP
Millennium EMS Solutions Ltd.
Manitoba & Saskatchewan
Patrick Hauser, CRSP
University of Saskatchewan
Patrick's bio (PDF)
Ontario & Quebec
Sue McLaren, CHSC, RN, COHN(C)
McLaren Health and Safety Consulting
Sue's bio (PDF)
Barry Fitzgerald, CRSP, B. Tech.
Government of Newfoundland & Labrador
St. John's, NL
Robert Montgomery, CRSP, CHSC
Mountain Industrial Safety Services Inc.
Robert's's bio (PDF)