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Canada Safety Council unveils partnership with Bluedrop ISM for training delivery

Dec 15, 2022

The Canada Safety Council (CSC) is pleased to announce a formal partnership with Bluedrop ISM (Bluedrop) to enhance its training delivery and certification and provide a user-friendly digitized platform for the benefit of instructors and students alike.

“As the safety training industry evolves, so does the need to reach Canadians in a format they’re comfortable using,” said Jackie Barbe, National Manager of Vehicle Programs at the Canada Safety Council. “The CSC is proud to partner with Bluedrop to strengthen our goal of further extending the delivery and management of reliable safety training and certification.”

The CSC is an independent, knowledge-based, charitable organization dedicated to the cause of safety. Focusing on safety education as an important element in long term reduction of avoidable deaths and injuries, the Council serves as a national resource for safety programs.

Based in St. John’s, NL, Bluedrop is a globally recognized technology innovator that transforms training delivery and credential management through its SkillsPass workforce training platform. SkillsPass is the trusted solution for governments and industry groups around the globe to advance critical skill development. The innovative company was also recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 SME employers for 2022.

The migration to SkillsPass will support the CSC’s commitment to continuous training improvements. Specifically, SkillsPass will help advance the CSC’s established on- and off-road training programs by empowering instructors and students with a modernized, simplified and readily accessible registration and credential management process.

“The partnership with the Canada Safety Council is one we are really excited about as it aligns two organizations that share a common goal of advancing training delivery and making operational and safety training easier to access and consume for end-users,” said Charmaine Freake, VP Account Management at Bluedrop ISM.

Courses that will benefit from the platform include the Canada Safety Council’s flagship training programs including Gearing Up motorcycle training program, Defensive Driving Course, Professional Driver Improvement Course, as well as its full complement of off-road training courses including All-Terrain Vehicles, Utility Terrain Vehicles, Snowmobiles and ARGO Amphibious Vehicles.

The migration to the new platform will launch in phases over the course of the 2023 calendar year with the first phase expected to be implemented and fully operational in Q1 of 2023.

For more information, please contact:
Lewis Smith
Manager, National Projects, Canada Safety Council


Shawn Ryan
Director, Marketing & Market Development, Bluedrop ISM