PRACTICAL STRATEGIES TO EMPOWER WOMEN IN SAFETY – NO WOMAN LEFT BEHIND

March 21, 2024 | Calgary Telus Convention Centre

#WomenInSafetyCA

This event contains 4.25 technical hours and may be eligible for BCRSP CPD points

ABOUT


Now in its fifth year, the Women in Safety Summit Canada returns in-person to Calgary, Alberta, for an event dedicated to championing women safety professionals, elevating the next generation of leaders, and promoting safe, inclusive workspaces.  

Explore strategies for protecting women’s physical and mental health in the workplace. Discuss current industry trends and the future of OHS. Find your authentic leadership voice and help build a safer future for Canadian workers at this inspiring day of insight and practical advice.  

On March 21, 2024, join us at Calgary Telus Convention Centre for an essential agenda of thought leadership, expert-led panels, an inclusive PPE showcase, and valuable opportunities to connect with industry peers. 

Why attend?

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    Exchange ideas and share knowledge with like-minded safety professionals

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    Stay up-to-date with the latest advances in the field of safety

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    Get expert guidance directly from OHS leaders on important industry issues

SPEAKERS


Veronique Amar
Veronique Amar

Director Health and Safety Regulatory Programs  
Air Canada 

Lee-Anne Lyon-Bartley
Lee-Anne Lyon-Bartley

Executive Vice President, HSEQ
Dexterra Group

Michelle Colleton
Michelle Colleton

Director HSSE
TransAlta

Sukhi Dhillon
Sukhi Dhillon

Senior Director, ESHQ
Carmichael Engineering

Nicole Brackett
Nicole Brackett

Director of Sales, Canada
Avetta

Cristina Barlow
Cristina Barlow

Strategic Partnership Specialist
Mark’s Commercial

Treena Dixon
Treena Dixon

Executive Director
Alberta Education Health & Safety Association

Sandra Jury-Fleming
Sandra Jury-Fleming

President & Founder 
BVS Canada

Ilona Klimczak
Ilona Klimczak

Director, Health, Safety and Environment
Peak Construction Group  

Brenda Madley
Brenda Madley

Director, HSE
Forbes Bros

Loretta M Bouwmeester, KC
Loretta M Bouwmeester, KC

Partner
Mathews, Dinsdale & Clark LLP

Nicole Orr
Nicole Orr

Chief Operating Officer
National Safety 

Nicole Osborn
Nicole Osborn

Manager, QHSE Operational Excellence
Avetta

Corinne Paul
Corinne Paul

Specialist, Industrial Hygiene & Occupational Health,
Cenovus Energy

Sari Sairanen
Sari Sairanen

Director of Health, Safety & Environment
Unifor National

Leigh-Anne Stewart
Leigh-Anne Stewart

CRSP, Safety Consultant, Chairperson
WOHSS

Virginie Tremblay P.Eng, CRSP, CHRP 
Virginie Tremblay P.Eng, CRSP, CHRP 

Director, H&S Management Systems
Canada Post

AGENDA


All times in MDT
  • Registration and breakfast  
  • Opening remarks from Chairperson
    Lee-Anne Lyon-Bartley
    Lee-Anne Lyon-Bartley

    Executive Vice President, HSEQ
    Dexterra Group

  • Welcome address
    Nicole Brackett
    Nicole Brackett

    Director of Sales, Canada
    Avetta

  • Opening Keynote: Building inclusive leadership in safety  

    An inspiring session with a leading women safety executive sharing her leadership lessons and how to lead inclusively and authentically in safety. 

  • Event Partner
    Nicole Osborn
    Nicole Osborn

    Manager, QHSE Operational Excellence
    Avetta

  • Networking Coffee Break
  • Inclusive PPE Showcase

    Showcasing PPE design and innovations specifically tailored to fit women’s bodies from leading Canadian manufacturers. 

  • Panel: Strategies to empower women in safety – Unlocking leadership success at every career stage 

    In the dynamic world of OHS, career success is not limited by age or experience. What can we learn from each other’s unique perspectives and experiences? How can women take steps to advance at each level – what’s proven? This session explores the strategies and opportunities that individuals can harness to thrive in safety at every stage of their professional journey. With insights on overcoming the most common leadership pain points, explore:

    • Successful strategies for establishing a winning career foundation
    • Your toolkit to overcome leadership challenges and take your career to the next level
    • Leadership opportunities that will drive your career forward
    • How do you develop your own authentic leadership style?
    • Tips and actionable takeaways for growing your OHS career
    Panelists
    Veronique Amar
    Veronique Amar

    Director Health and Safety Regulatory Programs  
    Air Canada 

    Michelle Colleton
    Michelle Colleton

    Director HSSE
    TransAlta

    Leigh-Anne Stewart
    Leigh-Anne Stewart

    CRSP, Safety Consultant, Chairperson
    WOHSS

    Virginie Tremblay P.Eng, CRSP, CHRP 
    Virginie Tremblay P.Eng, CRSP, CHRP 

    Director, H&S Management Systems
    Canada Post

  • Leaders’ briefing: Workplace harassment and psychological safety – How to safeguard women in the workplace

    Incidents of sexual and other forms of harassment in the workplace are still far too prevalent and underreported. Hear from a leading lawyer on how you can address and prevent harassment and violence in your workplace. An opportunity to ask questions to a legal expert and discover practical strategies to safeguard and empower the women in your organization. 

    • Overview of the laws relating to workplace harassment  
    • How to ensure a “psychologically safe” workplace  
    • What is a “poisoned workplace”? 
    • Step by step guide to investigating sexual harassment complaints  
    • The roles of the safety and HR teams in preventing and addressing sexual harassment 
    Loretta M Bouwmeester, KC
    Loretta M Bouwmeester, KC

    Partner
    Mathews, Dinsdale & Clark LLP

  • Networking lunch
  • Inclusive PPE Showcase

    Continuing our focus on the latest innovations in women’s PPE, this showcase features the innovators: women-led PPE startups from across Canada who are leading the way in developing a new standard for women’s workwear. 

  • Panel: Support system – Building your leadership career in the safety sector

    In today’s rapidly changing OHS landscape, your professional network can be a powerful asset in building your career. This panel will feature women from a range of industries sharing their career and leadership advice. Hear a range of opinions on how women can build influence and leadership capital to put safety at the forefront of the management agenda.

    • Successful strategies for establishing a winning career foundation
    • Tips for negotiating promotions, pay and conditions
    • How to effectively communicate and influence at the senior leadership level
    • Harness the power of your network to seize opportunities and adapt to changes in safety
    Moderator
    Sandra Jury-Fleming
    Sandra Jury-Fleming

    President & Founder 
    BVS Canada

    Panelists
    Sukhi Dhillon
    Sukhi Dhillon

    Senior Director, ESHQ
    Carmichael Engineering

    Treena Dixon
    Treena Dixon

    Executive Director
    Alberta Education Health & Safety Association

    Brenda Madley
    Brenda Madley

    Director, HSE
    Forbes Bros

    Corinne Paul
    Corinne Paul

    Specialist, Industrial Hygiene & Occupational Health,
    Cenovus Energy

  • Speed networking

    A valuable opportunity to meet your peers and get to know more people in the room. Expand your network, make connections, and meet fellow delegates in this structured networking session.

    Lee-Anne Lyon-Bartley
    Lee-Anne Lyon-Bartley

    Executive Vice President, HSEQ
    Dexterra Group

  • Networking Coffee Break
  • Inclusive PPE Showcase

    Showcasing PPE design and innovations specifically tailored to fit women’s bodies from leading Canadian manufacturers.  

  • Panel: Navigating change – Discover the future of safety

    What’s next for OHS? Discover emerging trends, technologies, and the impact of artificial intelligence on the safety landscape. Hear from leading women safety experts on how they are navigating current safety challenges, the ways they are leveraging technology, and what they are doing to prepare for the future. With insights on trends, challenges, and opportunities, futureproof your business with the latest OHS outlook.  

    • Thought leadership on trending topics in safety  
    • Discover insights on emerging risks for 2024 and beyond
    • Successful use-cases of AI in OHS – and the pitfalls to avoid  
    • How to navigate change and innovation in your own organization  
    Moderator
    Ilona Klimczak
    Ilona Klimczak

    Director, Health, Safety and Environment
    Peak Construction Group  

    Panelists
    Cristina Barlow
    Cristina Barlow

    Strategic Partnership Specialist
    Mark’s Commercial

    Nicole Orr
    Nicole Orr

    Chief Operating Officer
    National Safety 

    Sari Sairanen
    Sari Sairanen

    Director of Health, Safety & Environment
    Unifor National

  • Closing remarks by chairperson
    Lee-Anne Lyon-Bartley
    Lee-Anne Lyon-Bartley

    Executive Vice President, HSEQ
    Dexterra Group

  • Networking drinks reception

     

      

SPONSORS


Event Partner

  • Avetta

Gold Sponsor

  • Mark’s Commercial

Silver Sponsor

  • Levitt Safety

Associate Sponsors

  • Borger Group
  • Brasco
  • Brady Canada Inc.

Media Partner

  • Women in Occupational Health & Safety Society

VENUE


Calgary Telus Convention Centre

TRAVEL PLANS

Preferred Accommodations

Hotel room rates are subject to all applicable taxes and fees. Rooms are subject to availability in each hotel from March 20/21 – March 22. We recommend that you book as soon as possible.

Hotel Calgary East Village

635 Confluence Way SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0G1

Book your group rate via the reservation link or call 587-441-6639. Use the group name Women In Safety Summit Calgary to secure the discounted rate until February 20, 2024.

  • Room rate: $139 for 1 King Bed, $169 for 2 Queen Beds
  • Cut-off date: February 20, 2024
  • Check-in: 3 pm Check-out: 12 pm
  • Reservation Link: Women In Safety Summit Calgary
  • Phone Number: 587-441-6639
  • Hotel Parking: Free public on-street parking is available between 6 pm – 6 am

Public underground parking is $22.00 between 6 am – 6 pm and $30 for 24 hours.

Hotel Calgary East Village

Calgary Marriott Downtown Hotel

110 9th Avenue SE, Calgary, AB T2G 5A6

Book your group rate via the reservation link or call 1 (800) 228-9290. Use the group name Women In Safety Summit Calgary to secure the discounted rate until February 20, 2024.

  • Room rate: $199
  • Cut-off date: February 20, 2024
  • Check-in: 3 pm Check-out: 12 pm
  • Reservation Link: Women In Safety Summit Calgary
  • Phone Number: 1 (800) 228-9290

Calgary Marriott Downtown Hotel

Fairmont Palliser

133-9th Ave SW Calgary, Alberta Canada T2P 2M3

Book your group rate via the reservation link or call 1-800-441-1414. Use the group name Women In Safety Summit Rate Offer or WOME0324 to secure the discounted rate until February 20, 2024.

  • Room rate: $219
  • Cut-off date: February 20, 2024
  • Check-in: 3 pm Check-out: 12 pm
  • Reservation Link: Women In Safety Summit Calgary
  • Phone Number: 1-800-441-1414.
  • Hotel Parking: Free public on-street parking is available between 6 pm – 6 am

Public underground parking is $22.00 between 6 am – 6 pm and $30 for 24 hours.

Fairmont Palliser

Hyatt Regency Calgary

700 Centre Street SE, Calgary, Alberta T2G5P6 Canada

Book your group rate via the reservation link or call 403-717-1234. Use the group name Women In Safety Summit Calgary to secure the discounted rate until February 20, 2024.

  • Room rate: $239
  • Cut-off date: February 20, 2024
  • Check-in: 3 pm Check-out: 12 pm
  • Reservation Link: Women In Safety Summit Calgary
  • Phone Number: 403-717-1234
  • Hotel Parking: $45.00 per day

Hyatt Regency Calgary

REGISTRATION FOR WOMEN IN SAFETY SUMMIT CALGARY IS OPEN

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