Health & Safety Canada 2007 - Canada's Largest Health and Safety Event Set for Toronto



    
                     IAPA's 90th Annual Conference and Trade Show
                           runs in conjunction with
    International Association of Labour Inspection (IALI) Conference 2007
    

    TORONTO, April 13 /CNW/ - The international health and safety community
will focus on Canada as IAPA's (Industrial Accident Prevention Association)
90th annual Health & Safety Canada 2007 Conference and Trade Show opens next
week.
    Taking place in Toronto from April 16 - 18, 2007, at the Metro Toronto
Convention Centre, the conference includes three days of celebrated keynote
speakers, leading-edge sessions, workshops, and professional development
courses. Health & Safety Canada 2007 is the largest event of its kind in
Canada. Running in conjunction with Health & Safety Canada 2007 will be the
International Association of Labour Inspection (IALI) Conference 2007. The two
conferences share a joint session on the morning of Wednesday, April 18, 2007
with IALI Conference 2007 continuing April 18 - 20, 2007, at the Metro Toronto
Convention Centre. IALI Conference 2007 is co-hosted by IAPA, IALI, and the
Ontario Ministry of Labour (MOL), in cooperation with the International Labour
Organization (ILO), the Government of Canada, and the Workplace Safety and
Insurance Board. This is the first time IALI has chosen to hold a conference
in North America.

    At Health & Safety Canada 2007, IAPA presents four high profile renowned
keynote speakers who will address conference delegates on a variety of topics:

    
    -   Craig Kielburger, children's rights spokesperson, founder of
        Free the Children and Nobel Peace Prize nominee - Monday,
        April 16, 2007 at 8:00 a.m.
    -   Chris Gardner, President & CEO of the Chicago-based brokerage firm
        Gardner Rich & Co., whose life story, The Pursuit of Happyness,
        inspired an autobiography and a major motion picture, starring
        Academy Award nominee, Will Smith - Tuesday, April 17, 2007 at
        8:00 a.m.
    -   The Rt. Honourable Joe Clark addresses the second annual Leadership
        Forum 2007 - Tuesday, April 17, 2007 at 9:30 a.m.
    -   Stephen Lewis, recently former UN Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in
        Africa - Wednesday, April 18, 2007 at 8:00 a.m.
    

    Featuring a luncheon keynote address by The Rt. Honourable Joe Clark, the
second annual Leadership Forum 2007 addresses how a robust health and safety
program contributes to an organization's corporate social responsibility (CSR)
initiative and how that can translate into a sustainable business advantage.
    Health & Safety Canada 2007 also features the LINK (Learning, Innovative,
New, Knowledge) Youth Health & Safety Forum, which attracts thousands of high
school students. The top five finishers of the drama competition will perform
their productions at the LINK 2007 Youth Health & Safety Forum at Health &
Safety Canada 2007 on April 16 and 17, 2007.
    Taking place for the first time in North America, the IALI Conference
2007 will run in conjunction with Health & Safety Canada 2007 from April 18 -
20, 2007. IALI was established in 1972 in order to provide professional
support to labour inspection organizations throughout the world. Since its
inception, IALI has worked in close partnership with the ILO and was formally
admitted into the ILO's list of international non-governmental organizations
in 1978.
    The Health & Safety Canada 2007 Trade Show welcomes 478 exhibitors
showcasing new and innovative programs and services to increase health and
safety in work environments of all industries. To commemorate IAPA's 90th
anniversary, there will be a Health & Safety Museum and Archives Exhibit on
the trade show floor.
    IAPA is a not-for-profit, member driven organization operating in Ontario
since 1917. Representing more than 50,000 member firms and in excess of 1.5
million Ontario workers, IAPA is Canada's leading workplace health and safety
organization. The association is focused on providing industry-leading
training, consulting, educational products, and informational services that
meet members' needs and the needs of those in their communities. 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, visit IAPA's website at www.iapa.ca. Registration
is now available online at www.iapa.ca.





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For further information: Edye Rome, Edye Rome Communication Services,
(416) 785-6213, edyerome@sympatico.ca or Vince Ciarlo, (416) 763-3783,
vciarlo@idirect.com

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