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Associate Director, Occupational Health & Safety and Employee Health Services

Join Canada’s Lifeline!


About us:


Together, with donors, recipients, employees, partners and volunteers, we are Canada’s lifeline. Our role is to provide lifesaving products and services in transfusion and transplantation for Canadian patients, and to safeguard Canada's systems of life essentials in blood, plasma, stem cells, and organs and tissues.

About the role:


In this exciting new opportunity, you will be entrusted to manage and enhance a solid national safety and disability management program, while designing the direction for the future and implementing those plans - bringing the team to the forefront as a trusted partner to our business areas and executives. You will be an important part bringing lifesaving products and services to Canadians. Your contributions matter!

Reporting to the Director of Shared Services, as the Associate Director, Occupational Health and Safety and Employee Health Services you will provide strategic direction for the programs and provide operational oversight of a manager and a team of eleven safety and disability management professionals.

You will be a strong collaborator, communicator, innovative leader, subject matter expert and will ultimately become a trusted partner of the business in providing expertise, guidance, and the execution of the employee safety and disability management programs.

The position will ensure corporate programs, policies, and processes are well designed and operated. As the Associate Director, you will also address legislative requirements, align to evolving needs, promote a safety culture, and work to eliminate workplace injury and occupational disease. In this role, you will operate a program that ensures an early and safe return to work of disabled or injured employees. This includes designing, developing, implementing, and monitoring strategies, programs, policies, and systems. 

Your responsibilities:


  • Design, develop, implement, monitor and improve occupational safety strategies, programs, policies and systems to support a culture of safe workplace practices, leveraging a defined framework.
  • Provide advice, expertise, and contribute to the direction of departmental activities in all areas of safety, risk factors and disability management.
  • Provide direction on Disability Case Management programs (both short and long-term) and Workers’ Compensation matters.
  • Provide strategic direction and employee leadership to the management of the department.
Required skills:

You will need to have:

  • Post-secondary level education in Employee Safety, Health Sciences or a related field plus relevant certification/designation (e.g., Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP)Canadian Health and Safety Consultant (CHSC))
  • Eight years of Employee Safety and Disability Management experience, including managerial experience.
  • Knowledge of applicable Occupational Health and Safety legislation, WCB/WSIB Acts and related financial processes.

You should have a combination of:

  • Ability to develop and implement strategic and operational plans and manage corporate/national projects; strong project management skills.
  • Ability to inspire and manage a remote team.
  • Ability to work effectively with senior management and to collaborate and communicate effectively with business leaders.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to deal effectively with individuals at all levels both within and outside of Canadian Blood Services.
  • A high level of initiative, creativity and a positive mindset.
  • Experience and superior skills in the design, development, implementation and monitoring of strategies, programs, policies, briefing documents, reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to work in a highly unionized environment.
  • Ability to use various software applications such as word processing and spreadsheets.

Why should you apply?

  • Competitive base salary range of $125,000 - $132,000
  • Up to 10% annual bonus
  • 4 weeks annual vacation
  • Comprehensive group health, dental & vision benefits
  • Choice of Defined Contribution or Defined Benefit pension plan
  • Flexible remote working schedule
  • Collaborative team environment  
  • Excellent growth and professional advancement opportunities
  • Tuition reimbursement


Be part of a dynamic, innovative, collaborative, diverse, and caring organization committed to saving and improving the lives of Canadians. We are the connection between the sincere generosity of donors, and the heartfelt appreciation of recipients. Thousands of Canadians depend on our programs every day for reliable access to safe blood, plasma, stem cells, organs and tissues.

If you’re interested in helping to design and build the future of our organizational occupational health and safety, we encourage you to click apply and submit your application.


Please know, we thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

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*Please note that only candidates being considered for an interview will be contacted. Applicants invited to participate in an assessment process (such as an interview or testing) and who require accommodation, should discuss their needs with us.

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Canadian Blood Services uses a third-party applicant tracking system hosted by SilkRoad. SilkRoad may access the information submitted to the applicant tracking system in order to provide support to Canadian Blood Services. Only Canadian Blood Services, SilkRoad, and the applicant have access to information submitted by the applicant to the applicant tracking system. 

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What is the working language?

The working language at Canadian Blood Services is English. Some positions do have additional language requirements, other than English, and these requirements will be indicated on the job posting. Fluency in English is a bona fide occupational requirement for all positions.

It is recommended that resumes be provided in English to ensure maximum visibility by our recruiters. Resumes provided in French will be translated by our internal translation department. Our selection process, including applicant pre-screening and interviews, is in English.