Ottawa, Ontario — The newest appointment to CAA North & East Ontario (CAANEO) board of directors is one Marianne Matichuk, a Greater Sudbury resident with an extensive background in health and safety.
CAANEO provides emergency roadside assistance to over 300,000 residents in its designated region, and is part of a wider network of clubs across Canada that provide the same great service to more than six million Canadians from coast-to-coast. The clubs also continually advocate for road safety, mobility, infrastructure, the environment and above all consumer protection.
“Working with the dedicated team at CAANEO is truly an honour and a privilege,” says Matichuk. “I look forward to making a difference in the communities that the Club serves, and ensuring exceptional service to all of our members.”
With over 30 years of experience in health and safety, business, and politics throughout a variety of roles, including the first female elected as mayor of the City of Greater Sudbury, Matichuk has her fair share of expertise under her belt.
A business graduate from Cambrian College Matichuk holds CRSP and CHSC designations as well as being a certified nutrition manager. She is currently the Chair of the Workplace Safety & Prevention Services Ontario and serves as the Board Governor of the Canadian Registered Safety Professionals.
Other accomplishments of Matichuk include being the first Chief Administrative Officer of the Centre for Research in Occupational Safety and Health (CROSH), past-president of Business & Professional Women Greater Sudbury, and the Principal Consultant of M. Matichuk & Associates where she continued to work diligently in health and safety.
“We’re all very excited about Marianne’s appointment,” says Jeff Walker, President and CEO of CAANEO. “Her expertise in health and safety confirms that she truly understands the challenges and opportunities we have as a safety-focused organization. We see many opportunities ahead.”
Matichuk has received numerous awards for her inspirational work and leadership in Greater Sudbury and all of Canada ; she has earned the Leadership Award of Merit from Health and Safety Ontario, Huntington University Award of Merit, the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, and the Greater Sudbury Police Services Award of Appreciation.