Ronald Kelusky, Board member


Ronald Kelusky was Ontario’s Chief Prevention Officer from 2018 to 2021. As CPO, he renewed the province’s occupational health and safety system driven by the mission that “Prevention Works.” He worked closely with industry, labour, the WSIB, public and privately funded training providers to advance a safer workforce, and spearheaded the Ontario Government’s development of hundreds of health and safety guidelines during the outbreak of the COVID-19 outbreak, and the rapid deployment of antigen testing for construction sites, both of which were unanimously endorsed by employers and trade unions.

His decades of experience span the public, broader public, not for profit and private sectors. Ron was CEO of Public Services Health and Safety which is responsible for providing safety consulting and training for government, municipalities, the healthcare and education sectors. Prior to that, he was the Director General of the Canadian Red Cross where he was responsible for all programing in Ontario including health services, disaster management, safety and other programs as well as the National Lead for all health services in Canada. He also served as President of GesturTek, a health technology start-up, and Chief / General Manager of the City of Toronto’s Paramedic Services where he managed 1,200 staff and $120 million budget.

Ron holds a Master of Business Administration from Athabasca University and is a Certified Municipal Manager CMM III.