Governor General Michaëlle Jean as Patron of Canada Safety Council

April 22, 2009

Canada Safety Council held its annual general meeting on Wednesday, April 15. We celebrated 90 years of safety and innovation in Canada in the 2008 fiscal year.

We are very proud to announce that Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, has become the Patron of CSC for the duration of her term in office. Her Excellency is pleased to lend her general endorsement to the goals of the Council and to convey her very best wishes for the Council’s ongoing success.

Within the 2008 year, the Council covered the listeriosis outbreak, dangerous products from abroad, train accidents/derailments, and many other safety issues of importance to Canadians.

“The need for safety promotion is never-ending,” says John Dalrymple-Fraser, Chairman of the Board of Directors for CSC. “To be effective it takes more than basic resources. It takes the willing co-operation of concerned people.” Canada Safety Council continues to play a role in the nation-wide effort to reduce preventable deaths, injuries and economic loss in homes and communities across Canada .

Focusing on safety education as the key to long-range reduction in avoidable deaths and injuries, the Council serves as a national resource for safety programs, working with and through partner organizations who deliver and/or fund these programs. In the public policy arena, we suggest, support, and promote safety legislation, with strong emphasis on gaining public understanding and acceptance of such laws and regulations.

The Canada Safety Council is a national, non-government, charitable organization dedicated to safety. Our mission is to lead in the national effort to reduce preventable deaths, injuries and economic loss in public and private places throughout Canada . We serve as a credible, reliable resource for safety information, education and awareness in all aspects of Canadian life – in traffic, at home, at work and at leisure.

The support of Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean strengthens our ability to assist Canadians to live safer lives, focussing on the importance of preventative measures and awareness.

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For more information, please contact:

Valerie Powell
Communications and Media Program Coordinator
Canada Safety Council
(613) 739-1535 (ext. 228)