Gordon Gillis

Gordon Gillis has been appointed President and CEO of Safety Services Manitoba, a not-for-profit organization that delivers comprehensive safety and health services for Manitobans.

“Gord brings extensive experience in safety and health consulting to this position,” said Jamie Hall, Chair, Safety Services Manitoba Board of Directors. “His strong leadership abilities will enable the organization to continue to develop its services to meet the training needs of Manitobans.”

Gillis has held successful leadership positions in both Canada and the United States.

He holds designations from Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (CRSP), Certified Safety Professionals (CSP) and Certified Health and Safety Consultant (CHSC). A skilled communicator, Gillis has a Master’s degree in Communications and has contributed to numerous publications, including the best-selling book “Bouncing Back: Thriving in Changing Times”.

Gillis is recruiting for his former position of Director of Occupational Health and Safety at Safety Services Manitoba. In the position, Gillis was instrumental in increasing SSM’s service offerings, including blended learning solutions and online options to expand access to training for those living in rural and remote communities. He successfully recruited and managed consultants and instructors to deliver courses and workshops, resulting in exceptional feedback from clients and customers.

“I am excited at the opportunity to lead Safety Services Manitoba as the President and CEO,” said Gillis. “Our safety and health services are so important to all Manitobans and I look forward to continuing to increase awareness of Safety Services Manitoba and develop much needed products and services to meet and exceed the market’s expectations.”

Under Gillis’ leadership, Safety Services Manitoba’s priorities include: the development of a Manitoba Aboriginal Workplace Safety Initiative; the formation of a Canadian Immigrant Safety Coalition to build upon the commitment to new Canadians that began with the Manitoba Immigrant Services Initiative (MISI); and the improvement of relations with the health care sector by developing a suite of training programs and safety services specifically for this high risk industry.

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About Safety Services Manitoba:

Safety Services Manitoba has provided safety training to Manitobans for over 80 years.

Formerly the Manitoba Safety Council, we specialize in full-service programming in Occupational Safety, Road Safety and Community Safety.

SSM is Manitoba’s leading not-for-profit safety service provider offering tailored, customized safety services geared to meet our customers’ specific safety needs.

At SSM, we promote a  health and safety culture province-wide by delivering coordinated, comprehensive services throughout Manitoba. In-class instruction and hands-on training combine theory and practice, providing opportunities for people to apply their knowledge under the guidance of our certified health and safety professionals. 

Our instructors provide consistent, comprehensive training and education to help reduce risks and injuries and ultimately increase your bottom line.

Challenge us with your difficult safety issues and give us a chance to solve them. With Safety Services Manitoba, your return is always greater than your investment.

Safety Services Manitoba is your Go-To organization for safety! 

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