Stronger Together—2021 Sponsors and Supporters

We are grateful for the sponsorship, participation, and endorsement of these industry and health and safety organizations across Canada and worldwide—our partners whose support helps make Make It Safe possible. Together, we are taking steps to build healthy and safe workplaces.

PLATINUM SPONSOR

TeksMed services is the leader in Canadian disability management. Empowering companies with personalized stay-at-work programs, TeksMed proactively manages employees’ occupational and non-occupational injuries and illnesses, benefiting both employees as well as employers. Workers enjoy QuikCare expedited healthcare including free diagnostic imaging and specialist appointments. Helping employees recover and return to work faster, TeksMed reduces lost time and claim costs, resulting in significant savings for employers.

GOLD SPONSOR

Pilz is a complete automation technology supplier operating internationally. We supply components, systems and services for safe automation. Our components, systems and services will support you in the automation of your plants and machinery worldwide. Driven by our vision of “The Spirit of Safety”, we will use all our passion and our knowledge to offer you the best possible automation solutions. We are automation specialists committed to safety!

SILVER SPONSORS

The University of Fredericton is committed to providing its learners with a high-quality academic experience and representing the very best values of Canada to international learners working in an evolving world. UFred has long prided itself on being a leading educator of OHS professionals in Canada and abroad through its fully-online curriculum. With an emphasis on process-based learning and skills, UFred programs have been specifically designed help enhance your ability to apply OHS knowledge to any workplace environment you may find yourself in while simultaneously enhancing your workplace leadership abilities.

HR West Consulting helps employers solve people problems. You’ll find us integrated with HR Departments of larger organizations and acting as the HR Department in smaller ones. Our projects span from one time consultations or job fairs to ongoing projects that enact positive change and improve communication and relations between employee and employer.

Working with you, we’ll remain objective and help identify growth opportunities for your organization. We successfully serve clients both in person and remotely across western Canada and beyond.

WorkSafeBC is committed to creating a province free from workplace injury or illness, and to providing service driven by our core values of integrity, accountability, and innovation. By partnering with workers and employers, we help British Columbians come home from work safe every day.

BRONZE SPONSORS

Preventure live enables safety professionals to reduce workplace injury risk in a measurable way, using wearable technology, video analysis and valid, reliable data. It enables workers to reduce their own injury risk using wearable technology to measure movement, receive alerts when they move in an unsafe or inefficient way and set challenges/earn rewards

The Central Okanagan Economic Development Commission (COEDC) is a service of the Regional District of Central Okanagan providing economic development services to the communities of Lake Country, Kelowna, Westbank First Nation, West Kelowna, Peachland and Electoral Areas East and West.

The Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (formerly the Association for Canadian Registered Safety Professionals) is a public interest, not-for-profit association whose certificants are dedicated to the principles of health and safety as a profession in Canada.

SUPPORTERS

EMC has grown to become Canada’s largest manufacturing consortium and with over one thousand industry events annually, is one of the most active manufacturing organizations in North America. For more than a quarter century EMC has been responsible for contributing significant knowledge, expertise and resources towards the success of over 13,000 consortium and online member manufacturers, representing every province across Canada. EMC’s total manufacturing audience includes 40,000+ employers and 600,000 manufacturing employees.

NGen is the industry-led, non-profit organization leading Canada’s Advanced Manufacturing Supercluster. One of five national networks supported by Canada’s ambitious Innovation Superclusters Initiative.

They are founded on the principle that digital transformation in advanced manufacturing will enrich the lives of Canadians, delivering better products and good jobs while generating the economic growth essential to a better future.

The Employers’ Advisers Office (EAO) is a branch of the Ministry of Labour. Independent of WorkSafeBC, the EAO is a resource for employers in British Columbia, providing complimentary advice, assistance, representation educational seminars to employers, potential employers and employer associations concerning workers’ compensation issues.

The Surrey Board of Trade is Surrey’s city-building business organization. Surrey is projected to be the largest city in BC by 2030 and has been designated as the second downtown core for Metro Vancouver. Their diversified service portfolio includes events, business connections, advocacy, cost-savings, workforce and workplace development, and an international trade and business centre. businessinsurrey.com

Born out of a desire to replace paper and spreadsheets with automated end-to-end processes based on mobile devices and artificial intelligence.

Our founders have enjoyed working together for many years as a team to craft solutions to power business processes across many industries with proven, long-lasting results. These solutions together with a commitment to service has created customer relationships that have spanned decades and highlight our abilities as software architects, designers, engineers and developers.

The Association for Workplace Tragedy Family Support, known as Threads of Life, is a Canadian registered charity dedicated to supporting families after a workplace fatality, life-altering injury or occupational disease. Our network of family members and corporate partners believes traumatic workplace injuries, occupational diseases and deaths are preventable.

The purpose of the BC Wine Grape Council is to coordinate, facilitate, and fund research and education on viticulture and enology to broadly benefit the British Columbia wine grape industry and to represent growers on a variety of agriculture-related issues. The mission of the BC Wine Grape Council is to promote the development of a strong and viable wine grape industry that will result in the production of world-class wines and that will enhance the economic and environmental benefits to British Columbia.

Every day, the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources of British Columbia and Yukon (CPHR BC & Yukon) propels the HR profession forward by supporting its members with education and advocacy. They are the Voice of the HR Profession. Founded in 1942, CPHR BC & Yukon has grown to include more than 6,800 members encompassing CEOs, VPs, directors of HR, HR generalists, HR advisors, consultants, educators, students and small-business owners in BC and the Yukon. CPHR BC & Yukon offers professional development and networking opportunities as well as resources for every stage of your career.

Founded in 1918, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is a national charity that helps maintain and improve mental health for all Canadians. As the nation-wide leader and champion for mental health, CMHA promotes the mental health of all and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness.

Incorporated as a not-for-profit society in 2017,  Women in Occupational Health and Safety (WOHSS) is a grass-roots organization that is dedicated to supporting women working in occupational health and safety.

WOHSS is committed to building a better future for women in occupational health and safety—supporting women working in occupational health and safety through education, mentoring, resources and connection.

The Work Wellness Institute was founded in 1985 as an applied research centre. The organization is committed to a core vision of turning research into practice, conducting and supporting global research, and mobilizing knowledge that positively impacts workplace health practices. Its goal is to lead evidence-informed change through continued collaborative work with partners across academia, industry, government, and community.

Road Safety at Work is a program funded by WorkSafeBC and managed by the Justice Institute of British Columbia. Our aim is to help BC employers improve the safety of their employees when they drive for work. We provide tools and resources plus educational and support services all aimed at helping prevent motor vehicle crashes. Road Safety at Work also raises awareness about road safety amongst the general public.

The International Social Security Association (ISSA) – founded in 1927 – is the world’s leading international organization for social security institutions, government departments and agencies. The ISSA promotes excellence in social security administration through professional guidelines, expert knowledge, services and support to enable its members to develop dynamic social security systems and policy throughout the world.

From the first industrial boom in Canada, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) has been advocating for and representing member interests. Nearly 150 years strong, they have earned an extensive and effective track record of working for and with 2,500 leading manufacturers from coast to coast to help their businesses grow. Their success comes from integrating the association with industry, being run by manufacturers for manufacturers. Led by a national board of directors made up of senior leaders from a diverse group of Canadian manufacturers of all sizes, they have their finger on the pulse of the sector.

 

CSSE has become Canada’s largest national and most established professional organization for health and safety practitioners, with more than 4,000 members across Canada, the United States, and around the world working together to enhance the health, safety and environmental profession.

BC Food & Beverage a not-for-profit industry association representing food and beverage manufacturers in British Columbia, whose membership represents approximately $7 billion in industry revenues. We lead, inspire and support, and we never stop moving forward.

The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) has a vision: the elimination of work-related illnesses and injuries. We serve Canadians – and the world – with credible and relevant tools and resources to improve workplace health and safety programs. We believe that all Canadians have a fundamental right to a healthy and safe working environment. Through our programs, services, knowledge, commitment, and action, CCOHS will continue its efforts to advance health and safety in the workplace.

Since its inception in 2016, Made Safe has been committed to providing top tier health and safety services to its members. Previously, their program existed as a safety initiative by the Agricultural Manufacturers of Canada (AMC) where it served the agricultural manufacturing sector.  On January 1, 2016, after identifying a lack of safety and health support services for the broader manufacturing industry in Manitoba, Made Safe assumed responsibility for the program.  A CME Manitoba initiative, Made Safe provides health and safety services designed specifically for the needs of the manufacturing work environment. In partnership with SAFE Work Manitoba, Made Safe makes it easier for employers and workers to ensure workplaces are safe and productive.

On September 4, 2017, during the XXI World Congress on Safety and Health at Work, the International Social Security Association (ISSA) launched Vision Zero – the first-ever global prevention campaign. Vision Zero expresses the belief that every accident, disease, or injury at work can be prevented if the safety, health, and wellbeing of people comes first. More than 8,000 companies from across the globe have since expressed their commitment to the Vision Zero mindset and signed up as campaign partners. A group of Safety, Health, and Environment managers from renowned international companies met in October 2018 by invitation from the ISSA secretary general and agreed to set up a Global Vision Zero Business Council.

WSPS is a not-for-profit organization offering health and safety expertise and resources to protect Ontario workers and businesses. A trusted safety advisor—the largest health and safety association in the province—they have been making Ontario workplaces safer since 1917.