Lovingly known as Canada’s Safety Diva, Lee-Anne will help expand SiS across the country
Calgary, Alberta, – June 9, 2022 – Safety in Schools Foundation of Canada (SiS) is delighted to welcome Lee-Anne to the SiS Board of Directors. Based in Ontario, we now have representation from east to west.
Lee-Anne is the Executive Vice President, Health, Safety, Environment and Quality at Dexterra Group Inc, a leading integrated facilities management, workforce accommodations, forestry, and modular building service provider. Under her leadership Dexterra was awarded Canada’s Safest Employer gold award for young worker safety. She has sponsored the “Safety Diva Canada Award” scholarship for a student pursuing their studies in occupational health, safety, or public health. Most recently, she’s been listed as a Top Women in Safety 2021 and 2022 by Canadian Occupational Safety Magazine (Key Media) and was appointed to the Prevention Council of Ontario to serve a three-year appointment.
Lee-Anne stated that, “I was recently interviewed by Canadian Occupational Safety magazine and was lamenting about the lack of safety related training in secondary and postsecondary schools. Kim Adolphe happened to read that article and reached out to me. That was a pivotal moment. Here was an established foundation delivering free industry-recognized safety training courses looking to expand into every secondary school across Canada. Not only that but they also offer a unique technology that calculates physical and psychosocial wellbeing to calculate risk levels. This was right in my wheelhouse, and I am excited to get down to work to help raise awareness and expand SiS across the country.
Kim Adolphe, SiS Chairman and Co-Founder added that, “I couldn’t be more delighted to welcome Lee-Anne to the SiS Board of Directors. Her passion and willingness to roll up her sleeves to get stuff done is inspiring and contagious! I’m looking forward to working with her to expand SiS in Ontario and across the country. Our mission is to be in every Canadian High School so we can educate and empower young people to stay safe at school, work, home, and at play for life. We are building a team that will help us get there!”
About the SiS (Safety in Schools) Foundation of Canada
SiS’s mission is to prepare young people with the tools and knowledge they need to enter the workforce through the provision of HSE, Mental Health, Well-being and Active Lifestyle training and SAHARA (Safety And Health Awareness Risk Assessment) ™ programs. Established in 2011, SiS’s vision is to educate and empower youth to stay safe at school, work, home and at play for life.
For more information, visit SiS at sisfoundation.ca.