2020 World Congress on Safety and Health at Work

Sunday, October 4, 2020 to Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Canada to host global workplace health and safety congress in 2020

The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) and the Institute for Work & Health (IWH) are proud to announce that Canada has been selected to host the XXII World Congress on Safety and Health at Work, to be held in Toronto in the fall of 2020. The World Congress, sponsored by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Social Security Association (ISSA), is the world’s largest event for the international occupational health and safety community and will draw more than 3,500 delegates from more than 150 countries.

The selection of Canada as the host for the 2020 World Congress was officially announced at the close of the XXI World Congress in Singapore on September 6, 2017. At the Singapore meeting, Dr. Cameron Mustard of IWH and Gareth Jones of CCOHS introduced the theme for the Canadian Congress: Prevention in the Connected Age. They also shared a formal welcome to the delegates from the Honourable Patricia Hajdu, Canada’s Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour.   

“We look forward to hosting the global community of government representatives, labour organizations, employer groups and prevention experts to exchange information and share perspectives on the world-wide effort to create safe and healthy workplaces in the connected age,” said Dr. Mustard to the delegates attending the closing ceremony in Singapore.

“This event will be a unique opportunity to engage with, and gain valuable insights from, others around the world who share our passion for preventing workplace injuries and illnesses and are committed improving the lives of workers everywhere,” said Gareth Jones of CCOHS.

More information on the 2020 World Congress on Safety and Health at Work can be found at: safety2020Canada.com.