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CSSE Awards of Excellence

The CSSE's awards program provides the opportunity to recognize and celebrate excellence in health and safety, whether it is for a special project, an outstanding achievement or a lifelong commitment to the betterment of the health and safety profession at the chapter, regional, and national levels.

At the Annual General Meeting on December 16, 2021, Awards Task Force Chair Barry Bynoe recognized excellence in the health and safety profession by announcing the CSSE’s 2021 Award Winners:

  • Outstanding Service Award - Christian Fournier, New Brunswick Chapter
  • Outstanding Achievement Award - Michelle Petrusevich, Lower Mainland Chapter

NAOSH Week

  • Most Innovative Entry (tie) –
    • Bison Transport, Winnipeg, Manitoba &
    • Bioclean Disaster Services, Lloydminster, Alberta
  • Best implementation of Theme (tie) –
    • Graham Construction, Winnipeg, Manitoba
    • & Bioclean Disaster Services, Lloydminster, Alberta
  • Best Overall Entry - Bioclean Disaster Services, Lloydminster, Alberta

Many thanks to everyone who entered, and to the Awards Task Force for reviewing all submissions and selecting these outstanding recipients.

Congratulations to all the awards winners and to all of our dedicated volunteers!

Outstanding Achievement

  • Regional Winner
    • Manobhiram Nellutla - Fraser Valley Chapter, British Columbia and Yukon Region

New to the Safety Profession

  • Darshan Gill - Fraser Valley Chapter

NAOSH Week

  • Best New Entry
    • Norland Limited
  • Best implementation of Theme
    • Vancouver Community College
  • Best Overall Entry
    • City of Kamloops

Congratulations to all the awards winners and to all of our dedicated volunteers!

Congratulations to all the winners of the 2019 Recognition of Excellence Awards program. All National winners were presented with their awards at the Professional Development Conference in Winnipeg, in September. All regional and chapter winners will be receiving their awards over the next couple of weeks at local chapter events.

Cintas logo Safety Professional of the Year - Sponsored by Cintas

  • Donald Fraser Ross – Nova Scotia Chapter

Outstanding Service to the Profession

  • Regional Winners
    • Dan Ouellette – New Brunswick Chapter, Atlantic Region
    • Marcel Therrien – Calgary Chapter, AB/NT/NU Region
    • Rick Viventi – Thompson-Okanagan Chapter, BC/YK Region 
  • Chapter Winners
    • Shawn Reilly – New Brunswick Chapter

Volunteer of the Year - Sponsored by Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals

  • Graham Nelson

Outstanding Service to the CSSE

  • Regional Winners
    • Steven Sloan – Toronto Chapter, ON/QC Region
    • Pam Davis - Eastern Ontario Chapter, ON/QC Region  
  • Chapter Winners
    • Amber Shewen – Yukon Chapter
    • Jaime Pellegrini – New Brunswick Chapter
    • Shelley Poirier – New Brunswick Chapter
    • Treena Dixon – Central Alberta Chapter

Outstanding Achievement

  • National Winner - Tonya Nelson – Manitoba Chapter
  • Regional Winner - Jaime Pellegrini – New Brunswick Chapter, Atlantic Canada Region

Special Project

  • National Winner - Agricultural OHS Train the Trainer – PEI/Western Nova Scotia Chapter
  • Regional Winner - Truck Drivers and Vibration-damping Seats – Thompson-Okanagan Chapter, BC/YK Region
  • Chapter Winner - Mark’s Discount Cards – South Saskatchewan Chapter

New to the Safety Profession

  • Jill Whitebone – New Brunswick Chapter
  • Valerie Girard – Yukon Chapter

Chapter of the Year

  • Manitoba Chapter

NAOSH Awards

  • Most Innovative: Princess Auto
  • Best Representation of Theme: University of Alberta
  • Best New Entry: Sylvan Vale Nursery
  • Best Overall: Graham Construction

Congratulations to all the winners of the 2018 Recognition of Excellence Awards program. All National winners were presented with their awards at the Professional Development Conference in Niagara Falls, in September. All regional and chapter winners will be receiving their awards over the next couple of weeks at local chapter events.

Cintas logoSafety Professional of the Year - Sponsored by Cintas

  • Ryan Jacobson – South Saskatchewan Chapter

Outstanding Service to the Profession

  • Regional Winners
    • Hillarie Klass – Toronto Chapter, ON/QC Region
    • Darrell Nickerson – New Brunswick Chapter, Atlantic Region
    • Denise Howitt – Calgary Chapter, AB/NWT/NU Region  
  • Chapter Winners
    • Doug Matthew - Hamilton Chapter
    • Christian Fournier – New Brunswick Chapter
    • Glyn Jones – Calgary Chapter

Volunteer of the Year

  • Bruce Jackson – BC Lower Mainland Chapter

Outstanding Service to the CSSE

  • Regional Winners
    • Stacey Maguire – Western Nova Scotia Chapter, Atlantic Canada Region
    • BC NAOSH Committee - BC/YK Region
    • Tom Abercrombie - Eastern Ontario Chapter, ON/QC Region  
  • Chapter Winners
    • Warren Schick – Calgary Chapter
    • Darrel Nickerson – New Brunswick Chapter
    • Michael Rau - Hamilton Chapter
    • Bob Nielsen – BC Lower Mainland Chapter
    • Alan McCormick – PEI Chapter
    • Dana Johnson – Manitoba Chapter
    • Aimee Arsenault – Edmonton Chapter
    • Daune Goretzky – Northwestern Alberta Chapter

Outstanding Achievement

  • National Winner - Diana Anderson – Northern Light Chapter

Special Project

  • National Winner - Sun Safety at Work. Project Lead: Thomas Tenkate – Toronto Chapter
  • Chapter Winner - OC Transpo Training Simulator – Eastern Ontario Chapter

New to the Safety Profession

  • Karla Griffin – Northern Light Chapter

Chapter of the Year

  • Hamilton Chapter

NAOSH Awards

  • Most Innovative: Fraser Surrey Docks
  • Best Representation of Theme: University of Alberta
  • Best New Entry: Graham Construction
  • Best Overall: McMaster University

Congratulations to all the winners of the 2017 Recognition of Excellence Awards program. All National winners were presented with their awards at the Professional Development Conference in Halifax, in September. All regional and chapter winners will be receiving their awards over the next couple of weeks at local chapter events.

Cintas logoSafety Professional of the Year - Sponsored by Cintas

  • Bruce Lang

Outstanding Service to the Profession

  • Regional Winner
    • Julian Hogeterp - Atlantic Region
  • Chapter Winner
    • Michael Dauncey - Toronto Chapter

Volunteer of the Year

  • Dan Trottier

Outstanding Service to the CSSE

  • Regional Winner
    • Jan Stuggert - AB/NWT/NT Region
    • Kim Meadows - BC/YK Region
    • Karla Griffin - MB/SK Region
  • Chapter Winners
    • Deirdre O'Reilly - Nova Scotia Chapter
    • Treena Dixon - Central Alberta Chapter
    • Pam Davis - Eastern Ontario Chapter

Outstanding Achievement

  • National Winner - Sue McLaren and Brian Fisher-Smith
  • Regional Winner - Tervita Corp - Energy Services, AB/NWT/NT Region
  • Chapter Winner - Public Services Health & Safety Association, Toronto Chapter

Special Project

  • National Winner - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in First Responders – Website, Tools & Resource. Project Leads: Ron Kelusky, Glenn Cullen, Kim Slade, Joanne Clark and Dr. Ash Bender
  • Regional Winner - Maxim Learning Centre - Alex Ethier, MB/SK Region
  • Chapter Winner - Workplace Health & Safety Competition- Ontario Skills Competition - Lee-Anne Feltham, Eastern Ontario Chapter

Chapter of the Year

  • Western Nova Scotia Chapter

NAOSH Awards

  • Most Innovative: Canadian Blood Services
  • Best Representation of Theme:University of Alberta
  • Best New Entry: EV Logistics
  • Best Overall: Shaw Communications

Congratulations to all the winners of the 2016 Recognition of Excellence Awards program. All National winners were presented with their awards at the Professional Development Conference in Vancouver, in September. All regional and chapter winners will be receiving their awards over the next couple months at local chapter events.

Safety Professional of the Year

  • Dylan Short

Outstanding Achievement

  • National Winners
    • SNC-Lavalin Inc.
    • Cahill Group
  • Chapter Winners
    • United Academy, Edmonton Chapter
    • CSSE Western Nova Scotia Chapter

Outstanding Service

  • Regional Winners
    • Raeleigne Van Patten, Alberta, NWT & NT Region
    • Bob Ocrane, Manitoba & Saskatchewan Region
    • Ulrika Merrick, BC/Yukon Region
  • Chapter Winners
    • Duane Goretzky, Northwestern Alberta Chapter
    • Treena Dixon, Central Alberta Chapter
    • Wendy Bennett, Fraser Valley Chapter
    • Tamera Madden, Fort McMurray Chapter
    • Wendy Wilson, Calgary Chapter
    • Dianne Walsh, Eastern Ontario Chapter
    • Bill Dickerson, Northwestern Ontario Chapter

Special Project

  • National Co-Winners
    • Terminal Connectivity Project (Lead: Ivonne Gamboa, YYC), Alberta, NWT & NT Region
    • The Cone Zone Experience (Lead: Bob Nielsen, Mainroad Group), BC/Yukon Region

Chapter of the Year

  • Edmonton Chapter

NAOSH Awards

  • Most Innovative: Capital Regional District
  • Best Representation of Theme: Shaw Communications Inc.
  • Best New Entry: Rogers Communications Inc.
  • Best Overall: Valeant Pharmaceuticals
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