2020 Canada Experience

The World Congress opens its doors to the world every three years. This time, it is Canada’s turn to welcome the global prevention community to Toronto on 4 – 7 October 2020!

What Can I Expect?

  • A unique gathering of global prevention leaders set downtown in a welcoming, world class Canadian city
  • An innovative and interactive programme featuring top speakers on leading topics
  • Networking opportunities that will grow your global knowledge and connections
  • Social events and a Canada Night celebrating Canada’s beauty, culture and diversity.


The 2020 World Congress theme ‘Prevention in the Connected Age: Global solutions to achieve safe and healthy work for all” highlights the power of diversity and how different cultures and backgrounds can come together to overcome challenges.

In Canada, diversity is our strength. We understand that a collection of differing opinions is not a weakness, but rather an opportunity. This is why living in this connected age presents us all with a chance for positive change.

Canada is proud of our progress in improving working conditions for Canadians. We look forward to sharing our experience, and to hearing about yours, in a unique forum that will strengthen global prevention efforts.

Canada was among the founding members of the International Labour Organization in 1919 and hosted the ILO administration during the Second World War in Europe. Today, 100 years later, Canada joins with more than 180 countries in the commitment to the ILO principle that governments, workers and employers participate equally in shaping safety and health at work.

On behalf of the entire health and safety community in Canada, workers, employers, government and researchers, we look forward to welcoming you to Canada in 2020 and to your participation in the 22nd meeting of the World Congress on Safety and Health at Work.

To better understand and appreciate Canada’s diversity, visit the federal government’s website and learn more about Canada’s identity and society.


Toronto is Canada’s largest city and a world leader in business, finance, technology, entertainment and culture. Its large population of immigrants from all over the globe makes it one of the most
multicultural cities in the world. With its vast green space, Toronto is known as a city within a park.

Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building

The Metro Toronto Convention Centre is located in the heart of downtown Toronto, just steps away from many major attractions.


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