Speakers

David Etkin

School of Administrative Studies, Professor, Disaster & Emergency Management

York University

Vito Mangialardi

ICT Covid-19 Incident Command and Senior Manager Business Continuity Management

Metrolinx

Norma McCormick

Norma McCormick

President and Senior CONSULTANT, Project leader for ISO 45003

Corporate Health Works Inc.

Norma McCormick is founder and principal of Corporate Health Works, Inc.  She has worked in the fields of human services, systems evaluation and planning, occupational health and safety and environmental management.  She has participated in standards development at the national and international level for more than 30 years. She contributed to several CSA Technical Committees: CSA Z1000 – Occupational Health and Safety Management System,  Z1600 – Emergency and Continuity Management, Z1005 Incident Prevention and Investigation and Z1004 responsible for developing a General Workplace Ergonomics standard. At the international level, Norma heads the Canadian delegations to two ISO Technical Committees: TC 283 that developed ISO 45001 – Occupational Health and Safety Management System and TC 292 – Security and Resilience. As Convenor of TC 283, Working Group 2, Norma led the work on ISO 45003, Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace published in March 2021. For her volunteer contribution to standards development to CSA, Norma received CSA’s Award of Merit in June 2006.

Michael G. Sherrard

Michael G. Sherrard

Partner

Sherrard Kuzz LLP

One of Canada’s leading employment and labour lawyers, Michael is recognized by Chambers Global®, Who’s Who Legal® (Global Elite Thought Leader & Most Highly Regarded), Legal 500®, Best Lawyers® and Lexpert®.  He is former Chair of the National Labour and Employment Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association, and the Labour and Employment Law Section of the Ontario Bar Association.  In October, 2020, the Government of Ontario appointed Michael as Chair of the Skilled Trades Panel.

Acclaimed for his broad range of expertise, strategic excellence, and ability to identify and broker agreement in the most difficult and acrimonious of circumstances, Chambers Global® says, “Michael draws praise for satisfying the needs of even the most demanding clients and his specialist knowledge of union contract and negotiation issues, where he is described as “exceptional,” and impresses with his “phenomenal” work.” 

Michael is frequently published and asked to chair or speak at international and national conferences.  He is the recipient of several awards including the Construction Institute of Canada’s Chancellor’s Award of Excellence, University of New Brunswick Alumni Award of Distinction, Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) Lester B. Pearson Award, and Canadian Franchise Association Volunteer Leadership Excellence Award.