OHS Canada Honours

What’s it About?

OHS Canada Honours is designed to recognize the best in workplace health and safety across Canada.

This special gala, including a cocktail reception, dinner and awards ceremony, brings leaders from across the country together to network and celebrate.

Held jointly in partnership with the Psychologically Safe Workplace Awards, it’s an opportunity to learn about best practices, meet industry leaders and honour the critical work done to ensure every worker goes home safe at the end of the day.

Why Attend?

  • Network with senior leaders and OHS professionals from across Canada.
  • Celebrate the hard work of your professionals.
  • Get an inside look at what other organizations and professionals are doing to keep workers safe.
  • Showcase your leadership and dedication to workplace safety.

Who Should Attend?

  • Anyone involved in occupational health and safety across Canada, including CEOs, senior management, safety professionals, HR professionals, and front-line workers.

We hope you’ll join us in September!


The Psychologically Safe Workplace Awards and OHS Honours are presented by Canada’s leading workplace media brands – OHS Canada and Talent Canada.

It’s part of the Biggest Night in Safety – including a half-day summit on workplace mental health; a cocktail reception; and a gala awards dinner where we celebrate the best practices in the country.

There are numerous ways to take part in this special event, which is happening on Sept. 15 at the Globe & Mail Centre in downtown Toronto.

  • The Psychologically Safe Workplace Summit – a conference for senior leaders and HR professionals that runs from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • OHS Honours & Psychologically Safe Workplace Awards – Cocktail reception; gala dinner; and awards celebration.

You can purchase tickets to attend the conference; or the conference and gala together at a special rate.

There are also half table and full tables available to bring the entire team. Come for the conference, or just show up when the celebrations kick off.

Attend OHS Canada Honours

Register to Attend

Should provincial guidelines not allow for social gatherings at the time of the event,
your registration can be transferred to our next event date or refunded



Opening Remarks

Speaker: Therese Castillo, Associate Editor, Talent Canada & OHS Canada
2:05pm - 3:00pm

Secrets from Psychologically Safe Workplaces

Moderator: Therese Castillo, Associate Editor, Talent Canada & OHS Canada

  • Erika Santarossa-Harris, EHS and Responsible Care Specialist, BASF Canada
  • Dave Upper, Fire Chief, St. Catharine’s Fire Department
  • Christine Vigna, Chief People Officer, Dejero

We’ve gathered senior leaders from 3 of the organizations that won the Psychologically Safe Workplace Awards last year. In this panel discussion, you will get the inside scoop on some of the best real-world workplace mental health practices in the country.

3:00pm – 3:15pm

Networking Break

3:15pm - 4:15pm

The Transformative Power of HOPE: Exploring the Science of the Positive Framework

Speaker: Jeff Linkenbach, Ed. D., Director and Research Scientist at The Montana Institute.

The Science of the Positive is the study of how positive factors impact culture and experience. This transformational leadership framework focuses on how to measure and grow ‘The Positive’ and has been successfully applied for decades.   The Science of the Positive is also the foundation of HOPE (Healthy Outcomes from Positive Experiences) – a newly emerging framework which is revolutionizing the science and practices of preventing trauma and it deleterious effects.  In this engaging keynote, Dr. Linkenbach will guide participants through the Cycle of Transformation and the four domains of Spirit, Science, Action, and Return. Key takeaways will focus on how workplace leaders can apply this emerging prevention science, as well as restore our passion for the vital work that we all do, so that we may support psychological safety, mental health, and well-being in our workplaces.

4:15pm - 4:30pm

Networking Break

4:30pm - 5:15pm

Fireside Chat with Dr. Bill Howatt

Speaker: Dr. Bill Howatt, Founder of Howatt HR and co-founder of the Psychologically Safe Workplace Awards

Dr. Bill Howatt digs deep into the Mental Fitness Index (MFI) assessment tool and reveals some of the most important trends impacting workplace mental health.


Closing Remarks

BONUS – Stick around for the cocktail reception and gala dinner celebration as we unveil the winners of the 2023 Psychologically Safe Workplace Awards and celebrate the winners of OHS Honours. Get your discounted ticket today!
5:00pm - 6:15pm

Cocktails and Hors D’Oeuvres


Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner Kicks Off


The Globe and Mail Centre

Panoramic City and Lake Views from the Top Floors

Located in the King East Design District just minutes from the downtown core, The Globe and Mail Centre is a sophisticated and modern event space.

We are excited to host OHS Canada Honours in this prestigious space!


Gold Sponsor

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For Sponsorship Information, contact Todd Humber, Group Publisher, OHS Canada thumber@annexbusinessmedia.com | 416-277-8428