The Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to furthering the art and science of Loss Prevention Management and preserving life, equipment, material and the environment and encouraging the pursuit of excellence of its members.

CSSE’s Vision

CSSE shapes the safety profession in Canada by working collaboratively with its members and partners.

We will:

  • Define the safety profession
  • Provide timely and relevant safety information
  • Develop safety professionals
  • Be recognized as an objective voice for excellence in safety in workplaces and communities

Membership is open to those employed in, interested in or concerned with the profession of safety, loss prevention or its associated disciplines. The Edmonton Chapter has over 800 members and is one of eleven chapters belonging to the Alberta, NWT, Nunavut Region. The Chapter covers all members living or working in Edmonton and the Capital Region including but not limited to Sherwood Park, St. Albert, Leduc, Nisku, Stony Plain, and Spruce Grove.
The Edmonton Chapter of the CSSE serves the diverse needs of its members by promoting professionalism and the exchange of information among its members and educating the community on the value of loss prevention and safety.

CSSE Strategic Focus Areas 2014-2020:

Connecting with Chapters, Members and Prospective Members
The CSSE will have a diversity of communication vehicles that meaningfully engage chapters, members and prospective members.

Defining the Profession
The CSSE will collaboratively define the safety profession, which will be embraced by safety practitioners, employers and other stakeholders.

Professional Development Innovation
Professional development opportunities will be easily accessible and will be aligned with the competencies of the safety profession.

Being the Voice of the Profession Both Nationally and Internationally
CSSE will be trusted as an objective, “go-to” organization on safety issues.

Research and Information Resource
CSSE will be a valued resource for safety information that is timely and relevant to its members.

Governance, Leadership and Succession
Governance practices will effectively support the evolving needs of the organization.


CSSE was first started in 1949 by a small group of dedicated individuals drawn together in the common cause of accident prevention. It grew from a provincially based organization to become Canada's largest national and most established professional organization for health and safety practitioners.

Today, we have approximately 5000 members across Canada, the United States, and around the world working together to enhance the health, safety and environmental profession.

Chapter Mission Statement

The Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE) is the leading health, safety and environmental organization for professionals in Canada. We work with industry, governmental agencies and other safety organizations to promote a greater awareness of health, safety and environmental issues in workplaces and communities across the nation and around the world. Our vision is to be the voice of safety in Canada.

CSSE is a national organization, supporting the operation of 31 local Chapters. Chapters provide a local forum for information exchange and networking among professionals. Through Chapter meetings and activities, members promote and enhance the profile of the profession in communities throughout Canada.

Our mission is to be the resource for professional development, knowledge and information exchange to our members, our profession and the Canadian public.