Mike Parent

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Biography

Mike Parent is the Vice-President of Prevention Services at Workplace Safety North (WSN), one of four health and safety associations in Ontario. Mike has a diverse background which includes working as a paramedic and underground miner before shifting into a career in health and safety for organizations including Dynatec, FNX Mining, DMC Mining Services and KGHM International. Before joining WSN in 2015, Mike was the Corporate Health and Safety Manager and Chair of the HSEC at KGHM, an international mining company. Mike hashas expertise in health and safety planning for large operations and mining construction projects and used his experiences to lead  the creation of the Climate Assessment and Audit Tool (CAAT), a new way to measure workplace health and safety systems and culture. Mike works with a large team of professionals with unique backgrounds and skill sets, and is known for his passion for mentorship. Mike is a CSP, CRSP, EMCA and has completed executive training with the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Switzerland and Queen's Smith School of Business in Kingston. He also possesses an Environmental Management Certificate with Royal Roads University and Health and Safety and Ambulance and Emergency Care Certificates with Cambrian College.

Why did you want to get involved with MECA?

I believe that key to fostering a productive, healthy and safe workplace is an engaged workforce and connecting employees with their work. These are my reasons for becoming involved with MECA.