Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

January 19, 2010 10:28 ET

The Government of Canada Announces a New Governor Representing Employers to the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 19, 2010) - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Labour, today announced the appointment of Ms. Leslie Elizabeth Galway as Governor representing Newfoundland and Labrador to the Council of Governors of the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS), effective immediately.

"Ms. Galway has a great deal of experience in the field of occupational health and safety," said Minister Ambrose. "Her extensive experience and practical knowledge should prove to be an asset to the Centre."

Since January 2008, Ms. Galway has been the Chief Executive Officer of the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission (WHSCC) of Newfoundland and Labrador. She has also held various positions at the Department of Business for the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, the Newfoundland Ocean Industries Association, and the Board of Directors of Newfoundland Power Inc.

Ms. Galway has shown her commitment to occupational health and safety through her involvement with the Ministerial Advisory Council for Occupational Health and Safety for the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. In addition, she has served as the Head of Delegations with both the Association of Workers Compensation Boards of Canada and the Association of Workers Compensation Boards of Atlantic Canada.

The internationally known CCOHS, located in Hamilton, Ontario, was created in 1978 to promote the fundamental right of Canadians to a healthy and safe working environment. Governed by a tripartite council representing the federal, provincial and territorial governments, employers and workers, the Centre provides Canadians with unbiased and relevant information that supports responsible decision-making on health and safety issues in the workplace.

For more information on the Centre, please visit www.ccohs.ca.

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Contact Information

  • Office of Minister Ambrose
    819-953-5646
    or
    Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
    Media Relations Office
    819-994-5559