Media Advisory: 2023 ACSA Conference

Media Availability

For Immediate Release

Alberta Construction Safety Association (ACSA) hosts a sold-out conference with leading Canadian safety experts to discuss pressing mental health concerns and well-being in the workplace. Topics include addictions and psychological and physical health.

(November 22, 2023- Calgary-AB-) Media are invited to a provincial conference hosted by the Alberta Construction Safety Association (ACSA) focusing on collaboration and working towards supporting mental health and safety for employees.

WHO: ACSA provincial conference
WHAT: Keynote speakers, panel discussions and learning
WHEN: November 22, 23
WHERE: Hyatt Regency, 700 Centre Street S.E, Calgary, AB

Conference keynote speakers and Chief Executive Officer Mark Hoosein are available upon request.

Allan Kehler is a mental health advocate and best-selling author. “I spent years struggling with mental illness, addictions and suicidal ideations. I believe the only reason why I’m still here today is to carry a message. I know that there are a lot of people who are suffering from similar challenges that I faced. I want to share my story, hoping it will shed a positive light on others’ journey.”

Liz Horvath is the Psychological Health and Safety manager at the Mental Health Commission of Canada. “We know that the mental health system in Canada is overwhelmed with the rise in mental health problems, and this is affecting our organizations and our workers … there is a link between stress, fear, and anxiety and higher risk of accidents and deaths among construction workers.”

Mark Hoosein joined the ACSA as the Chief Executive Officer in January 2023. Our Conference and activities focus on the reality that “Creating a safety culture is more than a compliance checklist – it’s about building an environment that attracts and nurtures talent, where every worker is valued, protected, and equipped to contribute to their own and our industry’s growth. It’s not only good for productivity. It’s the right thing to do.”

For more information, please contact:

Kelly Vail, Corporate Communications I 780-965-1965 I
Normel Martinez, Corporate Communications Manager
587-989-0545 I

About ACSA: Established in 1988, the Alberta Construction Safety Association (ACSA) is a uniquely member-centric, industry-funded organization and the largest certifying partner in Alberta, driving safety and business excellence in a high-risk industry and serving more than 54,000 members.

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