Maureen Shaw


Maureen has spent over 30 years as a leader in Occupational Health and Safety, provincially, nationally and internationally. Former President and CEO of IAPA (Industrial Accident Prevention Association) headquartered in Toronto. Maureen led IAPA in the development of its Healthy Workplace Model, which integrates leadership, physical health and safety, wellness and psychological health into organizational strategy and culture. The Healthy Workplace framework and model has been adapted and adopted by the World Health Organization as their global strategy. She is a thought leader, lecturer and presenter in, boardrooms, conferences and in the education community provincially, nationally and internationally. Maureen is a regular writer and contributor on organizational wellness and mental health for Canadian Occupational Safety Magazine. Maureen is a lifelong learner and teacher of organizational leadership, governance, and people.

Maureen is passionate about all things creative. She encourages innovation and creativity in all aspects of life and work. A lifelong love of reading, writing, visual and performing arts, she has encouraged her children to see beyond the lines.

She has been recognized nationally and internationally for her leadership, including one of 60 Canadians to be recipients of the Inaugural Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal; recognized by the International Labour Organization (ILO) for her contribution and commitment to the worldwide advancement of occupational safety and health; the Commemorative Medal for the 125th Anniversary of Confederation, also referred to as the Canada 125 Medal; Calgary YWCA Woman of Distinction in Business, Labour, and the Professions Award, Canada Safety Council National Award.

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