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Ontario Healthy Workplace Coalition Steering Committee Nominations

Calling all Workplace Health Professionals!

 The Ontario Healthy Workplace Coalition (OHWC) is once again announcing its call for nominations for the Steering Committee for the 2-year term commencing April 1, 2009- March 31, 2011.

The Ontario Healthy Workplace Coalition serves as a unifying structure across the province, helping to facilitate communication among workplace health stakeholders, coordinating resources to address duplication and gaps, and advocating for the importance of using a comprehensive approach to create healthy and safe workplaces in Ontario.

At this time, we ask that you give serious consideration to all members interested in supporting the development of OHWC as you seek to nominate (and elect) its Steering Committee. For more information on the OHWC's Terms of Reference, Strategic Plan and recent developments go to

 The Nomination Process

  1. Call for nominations will open on Monday December 1, 2008 at 9:00 am and close at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, January 20, 2009.
  2. Criteria for nomination:
  • Candidates and members of OHWC must reside or work in Ontario.
  • Candidates must demonstrate commitment to advancing workplace health by confirming organizational permission/commitment to participate.
  • Candidates must be able to commit to attend a minimum of six of the eight yearly meetings.
  • Each nominee will submit a short biography and statement of interest (150-180 words) describing their background in workplace health, and why they are interested in being part of the Steering Committee. This statement might address priorities or issues facing the OHWC, suggestions for new initiatives, strategic partnerships or other pertinent information concerning the future of OHWC.
  • You can either self-nominate or nominate another name prior to the closing of nominations. Nominators are asked to check with the person they are nominating as a courtesy.
  • You can submit multiple nominations (i.e., you can complete this nomination form numerous times in order to nominate multiple people to the Steering Committee)
  • Anyone member actively engaged in workplace health promotion in Ontario is eligible for nomination.
  • To complete a nomination form visit
  • If you have further inquiries about the OHWC, the nomination or election process, please contact Jessica Elgie, OHWC Secretariat at or call 416-978-0595.