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Avetta leads the world in connecting leading global organizations across several industries, including oil/gas, telecom, construction materials, facilities management and many others, with qualified and vetted suppliers, contractors and vendors. We contribute to the advancement of our clients’ sustainable growth by protecting supply chains from a wide range of potential risks through trusted contractor prequalification, safety training and monitoring, regulatory compliance, insurance/financial stability and other areas of risk.

The company brings unmatched access and visibility to its clients’ supply chain risk management process through its innovative and configurable technology, coupled with highly experienced human knowledge and insight. Avetta currently serves more than 450 enterprise companies and 100K suppliers across 120+ countries.

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Bringing hope and healing.

The Association for Workplace Tragedy Family Support, known as Threads of Life, is a Canadian registered charity dedicated to supporting families after a workplace fatality, life-altering injury or occupational disease. Our network of family members and corporate partners believes traumatic workplace injuries, occupational diseases and deaths are preventable.

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We’re here to help. We provide wage-loss benefits, medical coverage and support to help people get back to work after a work-related injury or illness. We are funded by premiums paid by Ontario businesses. We provide no-fault collective liability insurance and access to industry-specific health and safety information. We are one of the largest insurance organizations in North America, covering over five million people in more than 300,000 workplaces across Ontario.

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Inspired by her female mining experience, creator and founder Alicia Woods caught herself wondering why, with so many women joining unconventional careers, did they wear garments designed for a male's body type? The reason was simple – they didn’t have a choice. There were no coveralls for women available on the market. This is where the idea for Covergalls Workwear was born. With unique features like rear trap door for easier bathroom breaks and tailored fit, there finally – is garment designed by women and for women working in the industrial sector.

As Covergalls grew, we realized the market went far beyond mining. Women across all male-dominated industries, on all different continents, faced the challenges of men's work wear. The Covergall is the next step for industries, taking workplace diversity to workplace inclusion.

Covergalls has evolved to be so much more than a workwear company. We now exist to conquer three main pillars within the industrial/trades sectors:

  • Health and Safety
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Education and Advocacy

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Brasco Safety was founded with a rebellious spirit and lofty objective; to offer innovative safety equipment. We offer kick ass safety PPE for hard working men AND women. When you purchase high quality safety gear it puts your mind at ease and you can concentrate on the task at hand.

Although we are relative newcomers to the safety supply industry we were taught to be ambitious, industrious and challenge the status quo. We have utilized the vast safety and manufacturing experience from our President, Rick Guenette, our CFO Brenda Petruk and the talented individuals that make up our team to provide you with high quality, comfortable and fashionable PPE. In the process Brasco Safety became the distributing partner for the XP safety eyewear in Canada.

Every decision we make as a business is an effort to present you with better choices. In this business we not only want to keep you safe but make you comfortable without sacrificing style.

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Established in 1888, De Beers Group is the world’s leading diamond company with expertise in the exploration, mining and marketing of diamonds. Together with its joint venture partners, De Beers Group employs more than 20,000 people across the diamond pipeline, including more than 650 in Canada and is the world’s largest diamond producer by value, with mining operations in Botswana, Canada, Namibia and South Africa. In Canada, we operate the Gahcho Kué Mine in the Northwest Territories, are actively closing Victor Mine in Northern Ontario and advancing Snap Lake Mine in the NWT toward closure. We have an active exploration program, including the Advanced Exploration Chidliak Project on Baffin Island. De Beers Group employees are committed to ‘Building Forever,’ a holistic and integrated approach for creating a better future – one that is fairer, safer, cleaner and healthier; where safety, human rights and ethical integrity continue to be paramount; and where communities thrive and the environment is protected. De Beers Group is a member of the Anglo American plc group.

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OHS professionals work in and support a wide range of industries such as construction, energy, mining, utilities and health care. It is important to recognize that gender imbalances exist in the OHS profession and in certain industries more than others. Women in OHS can face unique challenges that our male colleagues may not. For example:

  • Female safety professionals are often working in male-dominated industries and face concerns around personal safety when working in remote locations and/or living in camps.
  • Issues related to diversity, inclusion, harassment, and discrimination in the workplace are unfortunately, a reality that many women will face. Resources and information on how to effectively navigate these challenges are critical.
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE) is usually tailored to men, so finding equipment that fits a woman’s body properly can be a challenge.
  • Women often are not provided the same mentorship and sponsorship opportunities as their male colleagues.

These are just a few of the reasons why a group of like-minded OHS professionals, all women, representing various industry sectors, got together and formed the Women in Occupational Health & Safety Society (WOHSS). We wanted to provide a safe place for women to hold difficult conversations without the fear of being judged. We wanted to be a part of making things better for those women coming up behind us.

Incorporated as a not-for-profit society in 2017, WOHSS is a grass-roots organization dedicated to supporting women working in OHS in Canada. The mission of WOHSS is support women working in OHS through education, mentoring, resources and connection. Building women’s networking groups and recognising gender issues within a profession can increase awareness, promote person growth and drive positive advancement.

With over 350 members across Canada, WOHSS welcomes women (and men) at all stages of their career, from OHS students just starting out to those in senior executive roles. WOHSS hosts several events and networking sessions including: OHS-focused presentations, diversity and inclusion events, volunteering to support women in need, participation in the Steps for Life walk and informal networking events.

Empowered women empower women.

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