Workers Health & Safety Centre

WHSC launches search for new Executive Director

WHSC launches search for new Executive Director
Have you got what it takes to lead Ontario’s only labour-endorsed, government-designated, occupational health and safety training organization? If so, WHSC wants to hear from you.

The role and work of Executive Director for the Workers Health & Safety Centre (WHSC) is both challenging and rewarding. Unique in the province’s occupational health and safety system, the WHSC operates as an autonomous, non-profit organization funded primarily by transfer payments from Ontario’s Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD) and secondarily by training course revenues. WHSC develops and delivers health and safety training and information services designed to ensure workers and workplace representatives can confidently and competently carry out their considerable legal rights and responsibilities as provided by occupational health and safety law. Using our proven, hazard-focused approach and worker-to-worker delivery model, we support our constituency and clients Ontario-wide, who are working to create safer, healthier work, regardless of their work sector, size, location or union status.

Reporting to the WHSC Board of Directors, the Executive Director manages WHSC day-to-day operations in pursuit of our objectives and in accordance with our Transfer Payment Agreement with the MLTSD. As such, leading WHSC requires exceptional interpersonal facilitation and consultation skills necessary to build positive working relationships with our Board of Directors, staff, WHSC-qualified instructors, workers, unions, employers, government representatives, funding agents, and members of the community. Among other required knowledge sets and skills, the successful candidate will also possess:
  • Comprehensive knowledge of occupational, environmental and public health and safety issues and the laws that govern them, plus the operations of Canadian trade unions, government and corporate structures
  • Proven understanding of the principles of adult-centred learning and support for the principles, goals and objectives of the Canadian labour movement
  • Demonstrated ability in project management, policy development, customer relations, marketing, contract negotiations, and human resource management
  • Knowledge of accounting principles and audit procedures, budget preparation, finance and strategic planning.

For further details please refer to our job posting.

Applications are due no later than Friday, October 22, 4:00 pm.

Please submit applications to:

Sarah Mackie
smackie@whsc.on.ca
Executive Administrative Assistant
Workers Health & Safety Centre
on behalf of WHSC Board of Directors Hiring Committee
675 Cochrane Drive, Suite 710, East Tower
Markham, ON   L3R 0B8
Tel: 647-776-8809