May 27-29, 2019 / Campbell River, BC

Learn current safety best practices, network and explore Canada’s leading occupational health and safety products.

North Vancouver Island’s premier conference on safety

This exciting three-day conference, with optional third day post-conference training sessions, was proudly presented by the Strathcona Regional District and will take place at the Strathcona Gardens Recreation Complex. North Vancouver Island’s premier conference on safety featured a variety of hot topics for everyone from the most experienced safety professional to new safety committee members.

This year marked the ten-year anniversary of the Upper Island Safety Conference and featured 15 educational sessions, 2 keynote speakers, 3 optional post-conference training sessions, and 25 exhibitor booths. More than 200 delegates from Western Canada attended.

Who should attend

  • Safety committee members
  • Facility supervisors and managers
  • Safety officers and professionals
  • Safety business owners
  • Safety business sales representatives
  • Anyone responsible for safety at work
  • Anyone employed in the business of safety


  • 15 educational sessions
  • 2 keynote speakers
  • 3 optional post conference training sessions
  • 25 exhibitor booths
  • More than 200 delegates expected
  • Free admission to Strathcona Gardens Recreation Complex

Two full days of presenters and speakers

The Upper Island Safety Conference and Trade Show continues to offer a competitively priced experience.


Paul Krismer

The Happiness Expert

Few leaders have as much and as varied experience in the field of Safety and Disability Management. Paul has a proven 20-year track record as a senior leader within worker’s compensation systems and a consulting expert for high claims volume and high-risk employers.

As a public speaker and trainer, Paul’s authentic and passionate commitment to his subject matter shines through. Each presentation is packed with useful information and practical tools. Accented by playful and funny storytelling.


Dave Fennell

Canada’s 2013 Safety Professional of the Year

Dave Fennell is safety! Dave has made a career (29 years to be exact) of hands-on practical safety to help front line workers go home safety every day and to assist the most senior management develop and sustain approaches to safety that are world class.

His work in safety has been used in safety management videos and training by companies around the world and his work within the Safety Profession earned him the honor of being named Canada’s Safety Professional of the Year.

Other speakers

Glen Sollars

Senior Consultant, KWELA Consulting

Terry Duncan

Occupational Safety Expert, Consulting in Safety

Kelsi Baine

MSc, CCC Executive Director/Counsellor, Upper Island Counselling

Cody King

Occupational Safety Officer Prevention Field Services, WorkSafeBC

Vince Devlin

Operations Manager, Jeune Landing / Quatsino DLS, Western Forest Products

Dr. Tanya Flood

Doctor of Optometry, FYI Doctors

Stephen Watson

Capital Projects & Hydro Ops, BC Hydro

Jessie D. Kunce

Occupational Safety Officer Prevention Field Services, WorksafeBC

Helen Chandler

Industry & Labour Services Specialist, WorkSafeBC

Claire Mocock

MBA, CRSP EHS Consultant

Download a PDF of the full schedule for both days with presentations, break-out sessions and speaker bios.

A third day of exceptional training sessions

Choose from three optional post-conference professional development courses and register below.

Training 1 & 2

BC Hydro - Electrical Safety Training for Municipal and Trades Workers

Training 3

BC Forest Safety Council - JHSC Fundamentals


We want to take this opportunity to acknowledge our sponsors. Thank you for your continued support of the Upper Island Safety Conference. We couldn’t host this event without you!

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Please contact us if you are interested in setting up a booth or becoming a sponsor:


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Over 25 exhibitor booths offer an opportunity to explore Canada’s leading occupational health and safety products and network with other safety organizations and professionals.

Paul Krismer

The Serious Business of Positive Emotions - Download PDF

Safety Leaders Breakout Session - Download PDF

Dave Fennell

Beyond Swiss Cheese and Equilateral Triangles - Download PDF

Risk Tolerance - Download PDF

Dr. Tanya Flood

Proper Protection Equals Eye Injury Prevention - Download PDF

Terry Duncan

Incident Investigations: The New Investigator - Download PDF

Kelsi Baine

The Mental Health Support Network – Navigating the pipelines to get the help you need - Download PDF

Helen Chandler

New Worker Training & Orientation - Moving Beyond the Checklist - Download PDF

Strathcona Gardens Recreation Complex

225 South Dogwood Street, Campbell River, BC, V9W 8C8 (view on Google maps)