OTTAWA, July 29, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, announced the appointment of Ms. Kimberley Henney as Governor representing Yukon on the Council of Governors of the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS).
For the past 14 years, Ms. Henney has worked in several roles in a health and safety capacity under the Government of Yukon. She has provided leadership in corporate health, safety and disability programs and policies through the Public Service Commission and has held multiple positions with the Yukon Worker's Compensation Health and Safety Board. Currently, she manages the operations and health and safety component for the Department of Education within the Yukon government.
Ms. Henney received a diploma in Disability Case Management from Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia and currently holds a Disability Management Professional designation. She also completed a Bachelor of Science in Recreation, Physical Education and Biology and received her teaching certification through Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia.
- Established in 1978, the CCOHS promotes the physical, psychosocial and mental health of working Canadians by providing information, training, education, management systems and solutions that support health, safety and wellness programs.
- A not-for-profit federal corporation, the CCOHS is governed by a tripartite Council—representing government, employers and labour—to ensure a balanced approach to workplace health and safety issues.
"I am pleased that Ms. Henney has accepted this position. Her leadership skills and professional experience in the health and safety field will make her an excellent addition to the Centre."
- The Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women
SOURCE: Employment and Social Development Canada
For further information:
Office of the Hon. Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, P.C., O.Ont., M.P.
Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women