Canada Awards for Excellence

Recipient Profile

Workplace Safety North

2019 Gold Recipient
Healthy Workplace®

Workplace Safety North (WSN) is a not-for-profit health and safety organization helping build safer, healthier, stronger workplaces across Ontario. WSN has amazing staff located in over 20 communities across the province, facilitating organizational improvement through health and safety auditing, consulting and education.

WSN is built on over 300 years of combined health and safety expertise of their founding mining, forestry and pulp and paper health and safety associations. Bringing three organizations together in 2010 was not easy, but today they can see how their Excellence Canada journey has shaped their current culture and made WSN a truly great place to work.

Vision – Every worker, home safe and healthy.

Mission – We are a force for positive action – anticipating and responding to the greatest needs of our clients, and bringing together our partners, members, and diverse communities to build safer, healthier, stronger workplaces.

Values – Compassion, integrity, respect, and team spirit shape who we are and how we work.


North Bay, ON

70 Employees

Literally working together, because we’re all in the same boat, after all!

“The quality of the environment we work in defines our individual and collective experience of work – and this environment does not happen by chance – it is designed with purpose, underpinned by our values, and is a shared responsibility of every team member.”

Paul Andre, President and CEO, Workplace Safety North

Previous Awards

Healthy Workplace® – Silver, 2016

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