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



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 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.

Chief Executive Officer
Christopher Barry
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Christl Aggus

Regional Council: 
RVP Saskatchewan/Manitoba
Alex Ethier
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Incoming National Board & Regional Council

Vice President, Governance & Human Resources
Raeleigne Van Patten 
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National Board: Director at Large
Andrew Smith
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National Board: Director at Large
Paul Carolan
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National Board: Director at Large
Dave Turner
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Regional Council: 
RVP Alberta, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut
Aimee Arsenault
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National Board:
Vice President, Regional Affairs
Barry Bynoe
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