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Health & Safety Canada 2009 conference set for April

Toronto, ON -- The IAPA (Industrial Accident Prevention Association) will present its annual health and safety conf...

Health & Safety

January 28, 2009
By MRO Magazine

Toronto, ON — The IAPA (Industrial Accident Prevention Association) will present its annual health and safety conference and trade show, Health & Safety Canada 2009, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre – South Building, from April 20-22, 2009. This year’s conference theme, ‘Imagine. Innovate. Inspire’, looks at what the future holds in the ever-changing world of work.


The largest event of its kind in Canada includes three days of keynote speakers, conference sessions, workshops, and professional development courses. The Honourable Michael Kirby, an advocate of mental health reform, is the honorary chair of Health & Safety Canada 2009.



The Health & Safety Canada 2009 Trade Show is expected to have more than 400 exhibitors offering programs and services to increase health and safety in work environments. It runs April 20 and 21 only.


For the third year in a row, IAPA welcomes CANECT 2009 and, returning for a second year, Machine Automation Safety Congress (MASC), combining health, safety, environmental solutions and machine automation safety under one roof.


Health & Safety Canada 2009 presents four keynote speakers who will address conference delegates on very diverse topics, Dr. Jill bolte Taylor, Tim Flannery, Simon Jackson and Rick Mercer.


Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor is a neuroanatomist, New York Times best-selling author of My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist’s Personal Journal, and one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People. She specializes in post-mortem investigations of the human brain.


Scientist Tim Flannery is the author of the #1 international best-seller The Weather Makers: How We Are Changing the Climate and What it Means for Life on Earth. He has galvanized the public to fight global climate change by laying out how our actions are damaging our planet. David Suzuki has described Flannery’s book as, “one of the most important books of the young century.”


Simon Jackson is the founder of the Spirit Bear Youth Coalition, one of the world’s first all youth-run organizations and the first one involved in developing the last intact habitat for North America’s rarest bear — the white Kermode or spirit bear on British Columbia’s central coast.


Rick Mercer is Canada’s funniest satirist and host of the top-rated, award-winning CBC show, The Rick Mercer Report, which chronicles, satirizes, and ultimately celebrates all that is great and irreverent about this country.


Being held as a stand-alone event on Tuesday, April 21, 2009, the fourth annual IAPA Leadership Summit, entitled the ‘DNA of a Winning Culture’, will take place during the second day of IAPA’s annual Health & Safety Canada 2009 Conference & Trade Show at the Fairmont Royal York, Imperial Room, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Registration for both events is now open. For additional information on Health & Safety Canada 2009, log on to IAPA’s website at or call 905-614-4272 or 1-800–406-4272.