Candys Ballanger-Michaud is the inaugural CEO of WSN, which has been formed to amalgamate MASHA (Mines and Aggregates Safety and Health Association), OFSWA (Ontario Forestry Safe Workplace Association), and PPHSA (Pulp and Paper Health and Safety Association).
A strategic change leader with over 25 years of experience in the Ontario Public Service (OPS), Candys has a proven track record of transforming service delivery while advancing health and safety in Northern Ontario. As Director, Northern Region – Operations Division with the Ontario Ministry of Labour, she achieved reductions in workplace incidents through working with partners within an integrated health and safety framework.
Having moved to Northern Ontario in the early nineties while progressing through a variety of leadership roles within the OPS, Candys has demonstrated the skills and approaches required to improve the culture of health and safety in Northern Ontario business. She has received many awards in recognition of her dedication and leadership towards development in the North.