Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

August 05, 2009 11:30 ET

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

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 5, 2009) - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Labour, today announced the appointment of Mr. Denis St-Jean as a governor representing workers to the Council of Governors of the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, effective September 9, 2009.

"Mr. St-Jean has extensive experience in the field of occupational health and safety," said Minister Ambrose. "His combined experience and practical knowledge should prove to be an asset to the Centre."

Mr. St-Jean has been a health and safety activist for over 20 years. Since 1994, he has been National Health, Safety and Environment Officer for the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC). In that role, he coordinated the PSAC national and regional health and safety programs while advising the union on all issues pertaining to health, safety, environment and workers' compensation. Mr. St-Jean has obtained a wealth of knowledge and a solid background in the field, representing the rights of PSAC members through political action, various campaigns, legislative and regulatory initiatives and collective bargaining, as well as providing representation at various administrative tribunals. Mr. St-Jean previously served as Health and Safety Officer for the National Capital Commission. He is a graduate of the Universite du Quebec en Outaouais, where he obtained a BA in Industrial Relations.

The internationally known Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, 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.

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Contact Information

  • Office of Minister Ambrose
    Jonah Mozeson
    Director of Communications
    Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
    Media Relations Office