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theo

Widely recognized as a leader and expert in both business and Safety Management Systems, Theo is passionate about:

  • Having an impact on sending workers hope safe and healthy at the end of every work day
  • Supporting entrepreneurs in creating profitable and sustainable businesses
  • Fostering reverence for life

Theo has over 20 years of experience as a business owner and entrepreneur. She has more than 15 years’ experience working as a safety professional providing consulting and training in Canada, the U.S and the U.K. She is the Founder, President and CEO of 1Life Workplace Safety Solutions Ltd., and since starting her company in 2009, she has experienced significant growth and established a recognized brand.


Some of Theo's other milestones include:

  • Canadian Safety Leader of the Year Finalist
  • Three-time Canadian Society of Safety Engineering Award
  • Manitoba Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award winner for both "Building Business" and "Overall Excellence"
  • Three-time BBB (Better Business Bureau) "Torch Award" for Market Place Ethics and Integrity
  • Proven track record of working with organizations nationally and internationally to reduce their total cost of risk and create healthier, more profitable and sustainable work environments
  • Board Certified Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP)
  • Certified Safety and Health Consultant (Canadian Society of Safety Engineering)
  • 10 years as a Paramedic, witnessing first-hand the acute effects of workplace injuries and illness
  • Highly requested presenter to many organizations such as the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering National Conference, Accident Prevention Association, and the Manitoba Construction Safety Association Professional Development Conferences, Safe Health Care Conference and many more
  • Instructor for Red River Community College, Occupational Safety and Health Certificate Program
  • WCB Future State of Injury Prevention Stakeholder Advisory Committee
  • Member of the Manitoba Chamber of Commerce President’s Advisory Committee for Manitoba’s Workforce
  • Board of Directors of The Electrical Association of Manitoba, The Better Business Bureau of Manitoba and NorthWest Ontario and the Winnipeg Executives Association
  • Member of the Entrepreneurs Organization

With powerful stories that have the ability to touch and inspire, Theo is a master at inspiring owners, managers and workers into action. Safe workplaces equal reductions in loss along with improvements in productivity and quality, resulting in healthier employees and a more profitable and sustainable business.


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Theo in the Community

Theo supports various initiatives in the community and abroad including:

  • A 12-month volunteer position as the Assistant Safety Manager, Marine Operations with the Mercy Ships International (2006)
  • Donates training and services to Habitat for Humanity, Winnipeg Harvest, and many local non-profit associations and school divisions
  • Ongoing supporter of the "Not For Sale" Campaign to abolish Child Trafficking and Slave Labour
  • Theo and the 1Life Team generously support local families through the Christmas Cheer Board