Director, Wellbeing & Occupational Health & Safety – Region of Waterloo

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Join us in pushing the boundaries of what is possible.

Regional Council has a bold and compelling vision to build a world-class community. At the Region of Waterloo, we work towards that vision on a daily basis and strive to improve the lives of all 630,000 residents by delivering critical, high-quality and inclusive services. Achieving Council’s vision of world-class requires employees who can collaborate, innovate, and adapt as the needs of our community continue to evolve. This is an organization where employees are valued. It is a place where employees are recognized for their talents. Our employees take pride in the work they do and understand that what they do improves the lives of the Region’s residents.

We are looking for people like you to make our vision a reality.

Director, Wellbeing & Occupational Health & Safety

Reporting directly to the Commissioner, Human Resources & Citizen Service, the Director, Wellbeing & Occupational Health & Safety will direct the strategic planning, development, management, and continuous improvement of employee wellbeing, occupational health and safety, fleet safety, early and safe return to work programs, and WSIB claims management. The Director, Wellbeing & Occupational Health & Safety ensures corporate education and compliance with legislation, policies, and procedures, and oversees related training programs.

The Director, Wellbeing & Occupational Health & Safety will be part of a passionate, dynamic and growing team in the Human Resources & Citizen Services department. Together they are focused on the links between engaged and supported employees and the provision of excellent service.

The Director, Wellbeing & Occupational Health & Safety will supervise the Manager of Occupational Health & Safety, Manager of Early & Safe Return to Work, and Manager of Safe & Wellbeing Programs & Services.

Career Experience & Core Competencies

The ideal candidate will bring progressively responsible management experience in a multi-union public sector human resources environment, coupled with knowledge of occupational health and safety, fleet safety, WSIB, return to work, disability management, wellness, interpretation and application of legislation, and training programs and development. As a leader, the Director, Wellbeing & Occupational Health & Safety will bring demonstrated successes leading, coaching and motivating teams; ability to work cross functionally within complex organizations; excellent interpersonal skills and superior oral and written communication skills.

Our Vision, Mission, and Values

Our Strategic Focus

To Apply

To express your interest in this exciting leadership opportunity, please submit your cover letter and resume, in confidence.

For additional information or a confidential conversation please contact Sarah Adams at

We thank all applicants in advance; however, we will be corresponding only with those selected for an interview.

Region of Waterloo and Mirams Becker are committed to equity, diversity and inclusivity in the workplace; we welcome applications from women, racially visible individuals, people with disabilities, Indigenous peoples, and LGBTQ2S+ persons.  We are committed to providing persons with disabilities with equal opportunities and standards of goods and services, and we are fully compliant with applicable provincial Disabilities Acts.

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