I have spent over 20 years working within the Ontario health and safety system, beginning with a role leading the business transformation office of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board.
More recently, I supported the launch and subsequent strategic planning for the Occupational Cancer Research Centre (OCRC), a joint undertaking of Cancer Care Ontario, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, the Canadian Cancer Society’s Ontario Division, and United Steelworkers. I’ve also provided facilitation support to several of the provincial health and safety associations and the Ministry of Labour Prevention Office.
During this same period, I helped to establish the Centre for Research Expertise in Occupational Disease (CREOD), a collaborative program of the University of Toronto and St. Michael’s Hospital. And I continue today to work with the director, Dr. Linn Holness, on CREOD’s KT strategy and her efforts on the province’s Occupational Disease Action Plan.
The below image captures the complexity of CREOD’s strategic agenda and approach.