Canadian Event Safety® (CES) was created in response to demand from the Canadian live event industry to provide solutions and reasonable practices based on Canadian needs and legislation, as well as sharing global solutions to our industry challenges. We strive to eliminate the knowledge barrier that often contributes to unsafe conditions and behaviours through the education and sharing of experiences and planning resources.
Janet is one of Canada’s leading experts in health and safety and the arts. After a career in stage management, she pioneered the health and safety program at the Stratford Festival. As a Health & Safety Consultant (Sellery Health + Safety), she focuses on customizing programs, training, and resources to reflect the constantly evolving and unique demands of the live event environment. Janet led the working group that created the Temporary Performance/Event Structures Safety Guideline (Ministry of Labour) and is involved with the Event Safety Alliance. She has been awarded the “Ron Epp Memorial Award for Professional Achievement” (Canadian Institute for Theatre Technology) and “Canada’s Safety Manager of the Year” (Canadian Occupational Safety Magazine).
Sam has been working in the music industry in the US, UK and Canada for almost 20 years and is currently Executive Director for Capital Presents. Her music industry experience has focused primarily on concert promoting, working for 15+ years producing music festivals for some of the largest promoters throughout North America and the UK, including Mean Fiddler (Reading & Leeds Festivals), AEG Live (Coachella Music Festival, Stagecoach Music Festival and Virgin Music Festival) and House of Blues (Lillith Fair and Edgefest) to name just a few. She brings brings a wide range of concert production knowledge and experience to the Republic Live team, most notably her specialized knowledge of festival legal and risk management.