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Workplace Safety North and Ontario Mine Rescue announce President and CEO

May 27, 2024 | By Maryam Farag

Mike Parent, CRSP, CSP, officially announced as President and CEO of Workplace Safety North, the Ontario health and safety association that provides provincially approved training and services to mining and forest products sectors.

The Board of Directors of Workplace Safety North has officially appointed Mike Parent, CRSP, CSP, as its President and Chief Executive Officer.

Parent, who stepped into the interim role in September 2023, has now been confirmed in the position.

With a background as a paramedic, miner, mine rescue volunteer, and mining health and safety manager, Parent brings a wealth of experience to his new role. “He has been a pivotal figure at WSN since 2015, serving as Vice-President of Health and Safety Services, and interim President and CEO.”

“I entered the health and safety field to make a difference,” said Parent. “Now, as President and CEO, I have the chance to impact safety on a provincial scale.”


During his time as a senior leader, Parent led a team of mining health and safetyconsultants, trainers, and specialists. His industry expertise is set to drive innovation in the provincial mine rescue program, as well as in the development of health and safetyproducts, training programs, and outreach initiatives for Ontario’s mining and forest products sectors.

“We are delighted to welcome Mike as the new President and CEO of Workplace SafetyNorth and Ontario Mine Rescue,” said Lydia Renton, Chair of the Board of Directors. “Mike’s proven track record in occupational health and safety, coupled with his strategic vision and leadership skills, make him the ideal choice to lead our organization into the future.”


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