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About Us

Job Safety Skills Society

Established in 1991 and registered as a charitable not-for-profit organization in 1995, the Job Safety Skills Society (JSSS) has partnered with educators, industry and government to build a community focused on the safety and wellbeing of youth entering the workforce.

Our Vision

Zero Workplace Injuries

Our Mission

Through education, we empower youth to take responsibility for their health, safety and well-being and that of their friends, families, colleagues and communities.

Through our JobSafe Program, we provide young workers with the educational services that have helped significantly reduce work-related fatalities, injuries and illness that result from workplace hazards. The program is available, at no cost, to all publicly-funded junior and senior high schools, and we encourage schools to use it as an effective Career and Technologies Studies (CTS) resource for both teachers and students.

The Job Safety Skills Society (JSSS) has assisted schools throughout Alberta, Saskatchewan and the Northwest Territories to implement the JobSafe Program. The program is currently used by over 200 schools across these three provinces, with more than 115,00 students having completed the courses and 36,000 certified by the JSSS.

Our primary goals are:
  1. To provide youth with free accredited safety training as they prepare to enter the workforce;
  2. To empower future generations of workers to take responsibility for the health, safety, and well-being of themselves, their friends, colleagues, and communities;
  3. And to reduce unnecessary workplace injuries and fatalities among youth.
The JobSafe Program is recognized and supported by the following organizations:
  • Alberta Agriculture
  • Community and Social Services
  • WCB Alberta
  • Other public and private agencies and businesses

Board of Directors

Chair/President
Bruce Wilkinson – HSE Align

Vice Chair
Don MacKenzie – Alberta Justice & Solicitor General

Past Chair
John Hudson – DETAC Corp.

Treasurer
E. James Wilson – Workers’ Compensation Board – AB

Executive Director
Darryl Kutschinski

Directors at Large
Kik Brar – Partnerships in Injury Reduction
Michelle Colleton – EPCOR
Rod Davis – Alberta Safety Council
Debra MacFadyen – Alberta Teachers’ Association
Derrick Schulte – Alberta Construction Safety Association
Mike Rezansoff – Building Trades of Alberta

Legal Advisor
Ahlstrom, Wright, Oliver & Cooper

Recording Secretary/Office Manager
Nicole Wold – Job Safety Skills Society

Our Team

Darryl has more than 20 years of senior leadership experience in diverse environments with an emphasis on safety management. In his most recent position as executive director at Continuing Care Safety Association, he was responsible for organizational and strategic leadership to improve safety performance and injury prevention within the long-term Care and senior supportive living industries in Alberta. Darryl’s areas of expertise are operation leadership and performance management; customer service and engagement; process redesign and improvement; program design; process redesign and implementation; people leadership; employee satisfaction and engagement; change management; and risk management. Darryl’s experience is enhanced by his education in business and project management. He looks forward to effectively and efficiently leading the Job Site Safety Skills Society towards achieving our objectives.

Amy has a Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology and Physical Education, and she spent some time teaching high school overseas before returning to Canada. Over the past five years, Amy has worked in the health and safety field as an educator and quality assurance analyst. She has worked with long-term care and senior supportive living organizations throughout Alberta. Amy contributed to the reduction of injury rates in continuing care staff by creating stronger health and safety programs and providing health care and support staff with education and training in safe living techniques and other areas. During this time, she was also project lead on a team that developed a Workplace Violence and Aggression Prevention Program. Amy is excited for this new opportunity to work for the Job Safety Skills Society. With her background and experience, she looks forward to developing and implementing programs that will help youth stay safe in the workplace.

Nicole has extensive knowledge of construction safety, administration and project management. She obtained a Bachelor of Management with a minor in social responsibility and has province-wide experience working with smaller community organizations such as the Interfaith Food Bank in Lethbridge as well as a vocational agency that supported adults with developmental disabilities. Prior to moving to Edmonton in 2013, her entrepreneurial spirit led her to part-own and manage a landscaping venture. She then went on to work in various capacities for the Alberta Construction Safety Association in Edmonton. Nicole enjoys music, yoga, camping, and gardening, and she is currently studying massage therapy. Nicole looks forward to reaching out to teachers and community members for efficient delivery of safety education.

Lacey brings her lifelong passion for writing and her professional communication skills to the Communications and Marketing Specialist position with JSSS. She has an eclectic background in arts and culture journalism and work experience in member-focused communications for regulatory organizations. Lacey obtained a Diploma of Journalism from MacEwan University in 2013 and has since pursued additional coursework in professional communication through MacEwan’s Bachelor of Communication Studies program. She currently sits on the Board of Directors for DEDfest International Genre Film Festival as secretary and communications coordinator. Lacey strives to elicit intrigue, engagement, and connectivity via progressive communication practices, and she looks forward to putting her strengths and enthusiasm into practice while advocating for youth workplace safety.

Sponsors

Our sincere gratitude to all the other numerous businesses and organizations for their support.

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