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.
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. These job safety courses for teens are available, at no cost, to all publicly-funded junior and senior high schools throughout Alberta, 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 115,000 students having completed the courses and 36,000 certified by the JSSS.
JSSS is located in the Jerry Forbes Centre for Community Spirit. We are extremely grateful to be a part of this unique community.
Our primary goals are:
- To provide youth with free accredited safety training as they prepare to enter the workforce;
- To empower future generations of workers to take responsibility for the health, safety, and well-being of themselves, their friends, colleagues, and communities;
- 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
Bruce Wilkinson – HSE Align
Don MacKenzie – Alberta Justice & Solicitor General
John Hudson – DETAC Corp.
E. James Wilson – Workers’ Compensation Board – AB
Directors at Large
Kik Brar – Partnerships in Injury Reduction
Rod Davis – Alberta Safety Council
Debra MacFadyen – Alberta Teachers’ Association
Ahlstrom, Wright, Oliver & Cooper