A small sample of Sue's involvement in major initiatives, her expertise and accomplishments:
Ontario’s After School program: Led the establishment provincial program standards, a comprehensive evaluation framework, developed a new government grant accountability system and launched a new $10 million provincial after school program for marginalized children and youth delivered by community organizations.
Canada’s first video contest for youth: Developed and delivered Canada’s first cross-Canada initiative for youth, engaging all Canadian provinces and territories and the federal government.
Community events: Chaired major community events exceeding outreach and fundraising goals.
Workplace Health and Safety
70% reduction in workplace injuries to teenagers: Delivered multi-disciplinary provincial and national young worker safety initiatives including in-school student education, campaigns, web-based and social media outreach, contests, employer awareness and compliance and parent engagement.
Safety education embedded in Ontario school system: Workplace heath and safety has been required learning for Ontario students since 1999.
Ministry of Labour health and safety inspector, manager and industrial specialist: including: workplace safety audits, investigations, compliance expertise, established sector strategies, set standards for workplaces and inspectors, policy development and developed Ontario’s powered lift truck standards.
Whole school approach: Developed and published internationally a holistic strategy for schools to address the safety of students, staff and visitors.
Outreach, Collaboration and Education
Keynote and session speaker including: World Congress on Occupational Health and Safety: Germany 2014: Mainstreaming Health and Safety in Education: Italy 2012; Ontario teachers conferences; Ontario and Canadian employer conferences; International Association of Labour Investigators conference; Canadian Society of Safety Engineering conferences, University Faculties of Education. Addressed countless provincial, national and international audiences on workplace safety topics
Publications: The series includes a broad spectrum of newsletters, resources and information support for employers, teachers and youth
Campaigns: Collaboration on provincial and national multi-media campaigns to raise awareness, compliance and/or participation
Ontario’s Youth Strategy: As a founding member of the Ontario government youth strategy development and implementation team, contributed to the overall strategy and inclusion of working youth.
Ontario education system: Established a collaborative, sustained working relationship with education partners to advance workplace safety education for students
Stakeholder engagement: Developed a stakeholder engagement strategy, partner engagement and consultation standards.
E-based learning programs: Developed and launched several resources including: Work Smart Campus, Canada’s first e-workplace safety leadership program for post-secondary students; Passport to Safety aimed at youth and workplace leaders; Work Smart Ontario, a web site for youth, parents and employers of youth.
Ontario teacher support system: Established and fostered a province-wide support system to support Ontario teachers who deliver health and safety lessons to students
Safety education for people with special learning needs: Among the suite of safety education resources developed and published, the only resource of its kind Canada to educate special needs learners about workplace safety - a 200-page heath and safety resource is now in its third printing.