Prevention System Updates

Taking action on health and safety: Partners in Prevention Conference & Trade Show, 2014

Release Date:  Mar 24, 2014

(March 17, 2014) – Toronto, ON – Health and safety in the workplace is a partnership that requires a dynamic, forward-thinking approach to the challenges facing today’s evolving working environments.  Partners in Prevention 2014, Canada’s largest health and safety Conference and Trade Show taking place April 29 – 30, 2014 at The International Centre, will explore the building blocks needed to achieve positive change. On the heels of Ontario’s new health and safety strategy which was released at the end of 2013, investing in employee safety not only brings big returns to a company’s bottom line, but also helps to foster safety cultures across the province.

Canada’s premier health and safety Conference and Trade Show will include two days of celebrated keynote speakers, cutting-edge sessions, workshops, and professional development courses. The Trade Show attracts over 400 exhibitors with the latest trends and equipment required for a safe workplace. 

“Ontario’s new prevention strategy establishes a springboard from which all companies should assess and renew their goals and business results.  So while trending on overall injuries is down, in some categories it is evident that more action can and needs to be taken, especially on those hazards showing alarming increases or little improvement in recent years.   Success is not the result of a one-time investment,” says Elizabeth Mills, President and CEO of Workplace Safety & Prevention Services. “At this year’s Partners in Prevention 2014 Conference and Trade Show, we showcase what the front runners are doing to change the pattern and set new trends.”

Among the show highlights, a panel of leading CEOs share how they moved their organization’s health and safety programs from a corporate liability to a corporate asset as part of The View from the Top session.   Harry Oshanski, President & CEO, Casino Rama; Peter Van Stralen, President & CEO, Sunshine Brands; and, Mike Reinders, President, Maple Reinders Contractors speak to how investing in performance-driven health and safety cultures can result in profitability.

Every year in Canada, over 250,000 workers get injured or fall ill to disease on the job – 48,000 of those are young workers.  The show offers delegates the knowledge and tools they will need to help put an end to this epidemic. With access to the largest collection of credible experts and resources, Partners in Prevention 2014 features over 64 presentations, 14 professional development courses, e-learning labs and hundreds of booths and interactive experiences on the Trade Show floor.  

As one of three celebrated keynote speakers, former NHL player Sheldon Kennedy speaks to the many psychological impacts of abuse he suffered. CFL Legend and Toronto Argonauts Vice-Chairman, Michael Pinball Clemons, brings his renowned skill as an inspirational leader to participants addressing how team work improves business odds.  And, innovations expert Tom Wujec speaks to power of visual thinking.

Mark your calendars for Partners in Prevention 2014 and save up to $100 if you register before March 31 and up to $50 if you register before April 14. Participants can choose from two-day, one-day and trade show only (free) registrations, as well as individual pricing for professional development workshops. For more information or to register, visit or contact the WSPS Customer Care Department: toll-free at 1-877-494-9777 or

Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS) is a leader in providing impactful risk management solutions that drive lasting business success for our customers.  WSPS offers unparalleled health & safety expertise, insight and solutions for creating healthy work environments where employees thrive and businesses prosper.
A dynamic $43-million organization servicing 154,000 member firms, WSPS is primarily focused on the agricultural, industrial/manufacturing and service sectors.  A key player in the Ontario occupational health & safety system, WSPS brings together community and business leaders to influence positive change to create a safer and more profitable Ontario.

Media Contact:
Jana Manolakos,
Manager, Corporate Reputation
(905) 614-2148 or 1-877-494-9777