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Prevention Council

Ministry
Labour, Training and Skills Development
URL
www.labour.gov.on.ca
Address
400 UNIVERSITY AVE, 14TH FLOOR
TORONTO
M7A1T7
Phone
416-212-3960
Fax
416-326-0704
Background
Occupational Health and Safety Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. O.1, ss. 22.2(1) (opens a new window)
Function

The Council provides advice (a) to the Minister on the appointment of a Chief Prevention Officer and any other matter as determined by the Minister; (b) to the Chief Prevention Officer on the prevention of workplace injuries and occupational diseases, for the purposes of the provincial occupational health and safety strategy and the annual report under section 22.3 of the Act, and on any significant proposed changes to the funding and delivery of services for the prevention of workplace injuries and occupational diseases.

Membership

The Council is composed of members appointed by the Minister and includes representatives from each of the following groups: 1. Trade unions and provincial labour organizations; 2. Employers; and 3. Non-unionized workers, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, and persons with occupational health and safety expertise.

In appointing members of the Council, the Minister ensures that an equal number of members are appointed to represent the trade unions and provincial labour organizations

Qualifications

•    Ability to set strategic direction, articulate and work towards a vision, and oversee the implementation of plans and strategies to deliver efficient, effective and high-quality services.
•    Comprehensive knowledge of the legislation under the agency’s jurisdiction and related laws or the ability to acquire such knowledge.
•    Knowledge of the occupational health and safety and prevention issues facing Ontario.
•    Understanding of the diverse nature of prevention in workplaces.
•    Effective communication and interpersonal skills to positively influence and communicate with staff, stakeholders and the public; decision-making, negotiation and dispute resolution skills.
•    Understanding of government values and a commitment to working within government’s agency accountability structure.
•    Understanding of the agency’s rules of practice and supporting procedures.
•    Knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
•    Understanding of health and safety from employee and economic points of view (i.e. understand value of health and safety and its impacts from human and productivity standpoints).
•    Proven track record in administering health and safety in workplaces in at least one industry sector.
•    Proven ability to interact with employers, supervisors and workers.
•    Credibility in the health and safety community (demonstrated through successful relationships with clients, partners, and stakeholders).

Term

Determined by the Minister.

Meetings
The Prevention Council meets at least four times per year, with additional meetings scheduled as required. Meetings take place primarily in the Greater Toronto Area.
Remuneration

Appointees are eligible to receive expenses.

Appointments & Vacancies

No. Position Member Term Location
1. Member (Part-Time) RODNEY COOK
16-Nov-2020 - 15-May-2021
whitby
2. Member (Part-Time) SUSANNA ZAGAR
26-Sep-2019 - 25-Sep-2022
oakvillle
3. Member (Part-Time) ERIN OLIVER
12-Oct-2019 - 11-Oct-2022
georgetown
4. Member (Part-Time) ERNEST PETER ROWE
23-Oct-2019 - 22-Oct-2022
acton
5. Member (Part-Time) JOHN BOURKE
23-Oct-2019 - 22-Oct-2022
vanier
6. Member (Part-Time) PATRICK BOURGEOIS
07-Nov-2019 - 06-Nov-2022
st johns
7. Member (Part-Time) PATRICIA PEREIRA JANICAS
01-Dec-2019 - 30-Nov-2022
ancaster
8. Member (Part-Time) COLIN DERAAF
09-Dec-2019 - 08-Dec-2022
waterdown
9. Member (Part-Time) JAMES ST. JOHN
09-Dec-2019 - 08-Dec-2022
etobicoke
10. Member (Part-Time) ROGER TICKNER
08-Jan-2020 - 07-Jan-2023
richmond hill
11. Member (Part-Time) DANIEL FLEMING
20-Feb-2020 - 19-Feb-2023
mississauga
12. Member (Part-Time) DUSTIN PHILP
04-Aug-2020 - 03-Aug-2023
lindsay
13. Member (Part-Time) ISRA LEVY
04-Aug-2020 - 03-Aug-2023
ottawa
14. Member (Part-Time) BLAIR ALLIN
11-Aug-2020 - 10-Aug-2023
arkona
15. Member (Part-Time) MICHAEL DAUNCEY
19-Aug-2020 - 18-Aug-2023
mississauga
16. Member (Part-Time) SANDRO PINTO
10-Nov-2020 - 09-Nov-2023
toronto
17. Member (Part-Time) BRIAN ARNOLD
16-Nov-2020 - 15-Nov-2023
london
18. Member (Part-Time) CORA DEMARCO
16-Nov-2020 - 15-Nov-2023
livley