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Consumers Advisory Council

The Consumers Advisory Council shall include members with a variety of backgrounds in public safety and consumer representation, as identified by the Consumers Advisory Council and the CEO. The Consumers Advisory Council and the CEO will also seek to ensure that council members include representatives of consumer organizations operating in Ontario and nationally.

All council members will be independent of TSSA and its CEO, and will identify any real or potential conflicts to the chair of the Consumers Advisory Council in a timely manner.

Members of the Consumers Advisory Council attend Industry Advisory Council meetings to provide a consumer perspective to their deliberations.

Terms of Reference

TSSA's Consumers Advisory Council members have all agreed to be guided by the Terms of Reference. Please click on the link below.
Consumers Advisory Council Terms of Reference

Council membership includes persons with a variety of backgrounds, including public safety and consumer representation. The Council seeks to ensure a balance of new and experienced members.
Consumers Advisory Council Membership List

Call for Nominations

The Consumers Advisory Council is seeking nominations for candidates to add to the range of public and consumer interests and perspectives on the Council.

Call for Nominations to the Consumers Advisory Council

Meeting Date + Agenda

Consumers Council Agenda - February 8, 2017

Council Support

David Scriven is TSSA's point person for the Consumers Advisory Council and is the primary contact responsible for delivering on TSSA's commitments with respect to this Council's activities.
David Scriven can be contacted at:
Tel: (416) 734-3317
Email: dscriven@tssa.org

Ian Shaw supports the Consumers Advisory Council through preparation of agendas, meeting minutes and maintenance of the Council records.
Ian may be contacted at:
Tel: 416-734-3413
Email: ishaw@tssa.org

TSSA Safety Education Research Graduate Scholarships

The Safety Education Research Graduate Scholarship (SERG) program is currently under review. More information will be available in June 2015.

The SERG scholarship program was created to support safety research programs for Masters and PhD students enrolled or approved for enrolment at an Ontario university. Successful applicants were eligible for $15,000 per year (maximum two years for Master’s level, three for PhD students).

The Consumers’ Advisory Council administers TSSA’s Safety Education Fund, which provides the resources for this award program.

Previous recipients include:

2012 - 2015 Tanya Hewitt (University of Ottawa) -  Voluntary incident reporting systems - how do they detect the "blunt" end as well as the "sharp" end of patient safety? A system science focus on how the reporters, investigators and decision makers use the reporting system - barriers, facilitators, dynamics through a socio-cultural lens. How prevailing beliefs in accident causation methodologies influence reporters, investigators and decision makers' use of voluntary incident reporting systems. 

2012 - 2013 Mohsen Shafeie Tahmoursati (Ryerson University) - This research will focus on different aspects of human balance. This research involves itself with safety and well being of different individuals. The application and results of this research may aid in standardization of equipment as well as regulations for different environments.  Future work will focus on human balance and postural control in different environments and circumstances and ways of predicting and preventing loss of balance and falls. 

2012 - Sidney (Su) Han (University of Guelph) - Using factorial experiments, this research is designed to investigate the effect of message framing on shaping and changing consumer’s risk-handling behaviour through influencing consumer’s message-based risk perception. Also, consumer’s self-regulatory focus is explored in the study, as a moderating role of the message framing effect on consumer’s risk perception and risk behaviour. The entire project consists of three independent, but related experimental studies, which are proposed to complete within a two-year period starting January 2012.

2010 - Nicholas Muth (Ryerson University) - The research project intends to enhance the safety and location of suburface utilities through the use of multiple sensors and better management of location information. It will focus on obtaining better locations information and aim to aid in location by producing a best practices manual.

To submit your comments, questions or ideas to the Council, please email: mkhalif@tssa.org

Past Meetings
To view a summary of the Council's past meetings please click on the link below.

June 16, 2016
June 25, 2015
February 18, 2015
October 1, 2014
June 26, 2014
February 5, 2014
October 2, 2013
June 19, 2013
March 6, 2013
October 17, 2012
July 12, 2012
March 7, 2012
June 9, 2011 
October 19, 2011


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