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Health & Safety Canada conference and trade show set for April 16

Toronto, ON -- The IAPA (Industrial Accident Prevention Association) is holding its 90th annual Health & Safety Can...


Toronto, ON — The IAPA (Industrial Accident Prevention Association) is holding its 90th annual Health & Safety Canada 2007 Conference and Trade Show April 16-18, 2007, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre – South Building, in downtown Toronto.

The largest event of its kind in Canada, the conference includes three days of keynote speakers, leading-edge sessions, workshops and professional development courses.

The 2007 conference puts the safety of the worker and the work environment top of mind in four key streams: Healthy Workplaces, Health & Safety Core Practices, Leadership and Management Breakthroughs, and Evolving Innovations Through Research.

IAPA is presenting three high-profile keynote speakers who will address conference delegates on very diverse topics:

– Craig Kielburger, childrens rights spokesperson, founder of Free the Children and Nobel Peace Prize nominee;

– Chris Gardner, president & CEO of the Chicago-based brokerage firm Gardner Rich & Co., whose life story, The Pursuit of Happyness, has inspired an autobiography and a major motion picture starring Will Smith as Gardner; and

– Stephen Lewis, recently former UN Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa.

The event also features the IAPA Leadership Forum on April 17, 2007, with a focus on health and safety as it relates to corporate social responsibility. The keynote speaker for the Forum is former Prime Minister, the Right Honourable Joe Clark.

Health & Safety Canada also features LINK (Learning, Innovative, New, Knowledge), a Youth Health & Safety Forum, which attracts more than 2,000 high school students to the conference.

For the first time in North America, the 2007 International Association of Labour Inspection (IALI) Conference will run in conjunction with Health & Safety Canada 2007 from April 18-20, 2007. It is co-hosted by IAPA, IALI and the Ontario Ministry of Labour (MOL), in cooperation with the International Labour Organization (ILO).

Both Health & Safety Canada 2007 and the 2007 IALI Conference share the same theme: Innovative Strategies for Safer & Healthier Workplaces.

For the second year in a row, the three synergies of health, safety and the environment will be under one roof as CANECT 2007 will run concurrently with the trade show at Health & Safety Canada 2007. Both trade shows combined will feature in excess of 475 booths offering delegates a complete realm of health, safety and environmental solutions.

IAPA is a not-for-profit organization operating in Ontario since 1917. Representing more than 50,000 member firms and in excess of 1.5 million Ontario workers, IAPA is Canadas leading workplace health and safety organization. IAPA is also recognized as a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre in occupational health and an International Labour Organization – CIS Collaborating Centre.

For more information or to register for the conference, visit the IAPA website at www.iapa.ca.