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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

 

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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.

View the list of past presidents.

Deirdre O'Reilly

President 
Deirdre O'Reilly, CHSC
Halifax, NS
President@csse.org

Vice President/Treasurer
Darrel Nickerson, CRSP
Irving Forest Services
Saint John, NB 

Trevor Johnson

Past President 
Trevor Johnson, CHSC, CRSP
Systemera Inc.
Edmonton, AB

Robert Montgomery

Education Director
Robert Montgomery, CRSP, CHSC
Mountain Industrial Safety Services Inc.
Calgary, AB
Robert's's bio (PDF)

Christl Aggus

Secretary
Christl Aggus CHSC, CRSP, CRM
Principle Safety
Stoney Plain, AB

Mark Balsom

Regional Vice President
Atlantic Canada
Mark Balsom CRSP, CHSC
Cahill Group
St. John's, Newfoundland & Labrador

Will Heller

Regional Vice President
BC & Yukon
Will Heller
Actsafe Safety Association
Port Coquitlam, BC

Barry Bynoe

Regional Vice President
Ontario & Quebec
Barry Bynoe CHSC, CRSP
Regional Municipality of Durham
Whitby, ON

Dan Trottier

Regional Vice President
Alberta, NWT, & NU
Dan Trottier, B.Sc., P.Ag., CHSC, CRSP 
Tatonga Consulting Group 
Red Deer, AB

Alex Ethier

Regional Vice President
Manitoba & Saskatchewan
Alex Ethier, CSO
I M Safe
Manitoba, Winnepeg

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