Mr. Kirk Newhook

Chair, Canadian Employers' Council

Kirk has been an aviation operations and human resources professional for more than 25 years, starting in 1993 with the Air Canada regional partner, Air Nova.

After 10 years of operational experience, Kirk assumed responsibility of Labour Relations for Jazz Aviation in 2005. He currently serves as Vice President of Employee Relations and Operations Support at Jazz, where he has added the Human Resources division to his portfolio.

Kirk studied business administration at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia; has an MBA from Queens University in Kingston, Ontario; and the Queens IRC Certificate in Industrial Relations. Kirk is chair of the board of the Canadian Employer’s Council, and a member of the board of ETT Aviation.


Be sure to attend this very special event as we officially open the XXII World Congress on Safety and Health at Work. Your Congress hosts, along with international speakers and dignitaries, will welcome you to the first ever virtual World Congress. The Opening Session will feature a Leaders Roundtable on “Prevention in the Connected Age: The State of OSH Today”, as well as a stimulating interview on the power of storytelling with Mr. Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director and Co-Head, Toronto International Film Festival and recent inductee to the Oscars Academy.

Hosted by Canadian TV presenter Ms. Lois Lee, the Opening Session will be delivered with Canadian flair. You will enjoy the sounds of Canada beginning with a musical performance by La fanfare de l’Île, a brass band from Montreal, along with avant-garde talent.

Come and meet your fellow Congress delegates as we kick off the first exciting day filled with international speakers, live discussions, Braindates, poster presentations, exhibitors, and more.

Lois Lee, Canada

Cameron Mustard, IWH, Canada
Anne Tennier, CCOHS, Canada
Guy Ryder,ILO, Switzerland
Joachim Breuer, ISSA, Germany
Larry Rousseau, CLC, Canada
Kirk Newhook, Canadian Employers’ Council, Canada
Cameron Bailey, Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), Canada
Martha Newton, ILO, Switzerland
Sandra Hassan, Government of Canada, Canada
Nicolas Schmit, European Commission, Belgium
Melissa Carter, Canada

Live : 20/09/2021 - 08:30 EDT - 09:45 EDT
Rerun : 20/09/2021 - 18:30 EDT - 19:45 EDT