Ms Sandra Hassan

Dep. Minister of Labour and Associate Dep. Minister of Employment and Social Development, Government of Canada, Canada

Sandra Hassan holds a Bachelor of Law (civil law) from Université Laval (1990) and a Master of Taxation from the Université de Sherbrooke (1995). She also holds a Licence in common law (magna cum laude) from the University of Ottawa (2005). She is a member of the Barreau du Québec since 1991. Between 1991 and 2000, prior to joining the public service, Ms. Hassan worked in private practice for Langlois Robert Gaudreau, for Deloitte & Touche and finally for Grant Thornton.

Ms. Hassan began her public service career in the Department of Justice in 2000 with the Legislative Services Branch. From 2006 to 2011, she was the Executive Director and General Counsel, Tax Counsel Division of the Department of Finance Legal Services. Ms. Hassan was the Assistant Deputy Minister, Central Agencies Portfolio (Justice) and Counsel to the Department of Finance from April 2011 to June 2016. From July 2016 to March 2021, she was the Assistant Deputy Minister, Employment Conditions and Labour Relations, Office of the Chief Human Resources Officer, Treasury Board Secretariat. Ms. Hassan was also co-chair of the National Joint Council. She was appointed Deputy Minister of Labour and Associate Deputy Minister of Employment and Social Development effective March 8, 2021.


Opening Session

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