A message from Pierre Guillotte, Chairman of ESA’s Canadian affiliate:

I am pleased to announce that Janet Sellery has accepted the position of President of the Ontario chapter of ESA Canada.

Janet is one of Canada’s leading experts in health and safety and the arts. After a career in stage management, Janet pioneered the health and safety program at the Stratford Festival, and was the Health & Safety Manager for the Opening, Closing, and Victory Ceremonies of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. Her work as a Health & Safety Consultant (Sellery Health + Safety) focuses on customizing programs, training, and resources that reflect the constantly evolving and unique demands of the live event environment. She has been awarded the “Ron Epp Memorial Award for Professional Achievement” (Canadian Institute for Theatre Technology, 2012) and “Canada’s Safety Manager of the Year” (Canadian Occupational Safety Magazine, 2007).

Over the next several months, Sellery will be focused on recruitment and the formation of the Ontario board. Those interested in participating are encouraged to email canada@eventsafetyalliance.org”