The role of the Service-Wide Committee on Occupational Health and Safety (SWOHS) is to participate in the development and review of all Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat policies, programs and issues relating to occupational health and safety. The SWOHS Committee provides advice and leadership to the departmental or agency policy committees.

SWOHS Communiqués

Committee Advisor: 

Quarterly Report to the National Joint Council (September 2022)

Regular activities:

Outstanding item(s):

Next meeting: January 19, 2023

Employer Side

Bargaining Agent Side


Charles Vézina
Acting Executive Director,
Labour Relations Operations
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat (TBS)


Milton Dyck
National President
Agriculture Union
Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC)

Marc Gosselin
Senior Program/Policy Analyst
Employment Conditions and Labour Relations
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat (TBS)

Marc Béland
Regional Representative
Health and Safety
NCR Regional Office
Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC)

Nancy Porteous
Director General
Specialized Health Services Directorate
Health Canada (HC)

Yves Fournier
Federal Government Dockyard Trades & Labour Council East (FGDTLC-East)

Chantal Seeton
Executive Director
Workplace Health & Diversity Directorate
Human Resources Branch
Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)

Cathie Fraser
Research Council Employees’ Association (RCEA)

Clayton Truax
Program Manager
Environment, Health and Safety Directorate
Real Property Services
Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC)

Andrea Peart
National Health and Safety Officer
Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC)

Aline Taillefer-McLaren
Labour Relations Programs
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

Dejan Toncic
Employment Relations Officer
Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC)


Dominique Vidmar
Labour Relations Officer
Canadian Association of Professional Employees (CAPE)