Speaker Profiles

The Honourable Steven W. Mahoney, P.C.

The Honourable Steven W. Mahoney, P.C.


Workplace Safety and Insurance Board

Since his appointment as Chair of Ontario, Canada’s

Workplace Safety and Insurance Board in May of 2006, the

Honourable Steven Mahoney has been travelling across the

province championing the philosophy that “there really are

no accidents in Ontario’s workplaces”. As an effective

public speaker and a passionate communicator, Steve is

committed to delivering a strong message about eliminating

workplace injuries, illnesses and fatalities in Ontario’s


First elected to public office in 1978 as a City and

Regional Councillor in Mississauga, Steve left local

politics in 1987 to represent his community as an MPP in

the Ontario Legislature.  During his tenure at Queen’s

Park, Steve served as the Chief Liberal Whip, Chair of the

Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs, and

served as the Small Business Advocate for the Province of


In June of 1997, Steve was elected as a Federal Member of

Parliament, appointed Vice Chair of the Immigration

Committee and a Member of the Public Accounts Committee of

the House of Commons.  Steve also chaired the Prime

Minister’s Task Force on Young Entrepreneurs and was

elected Chair of the Ontario Caucus.

In 2003, he was appointed to the Federal Cabinet as

Secretary of State for Crown Corporations.  As Minister,

Steve was responsible for six Crown Corporations including

CMHC, Canada Post, Canada Lands and the Royal Canadian


In 2004, Steve returned to the firm of Mahoney

International, a private consultancy specializing in the

marketing of new products and concepts.  For more than a

decade, Mahoney International has worked with both public

and private sector clients in Canada, the United States and


Over the years, Steve has contributed his energy and

expertise to several significant community initiatives

including the development of a major public garden park in

Mississauga, and the Hospice of Peel - an organization

assisting people deal with end of life issues.  He and his

wife, Katie, who has been a City and Regional Councillor in

Mississauga for 17 years, have been active supporters of

Community Living Mississauga, serving people with

developmental disabilities, and Interim Place, supporting

women and children affected by domestic violence.

Steven and Katie have been married for 39 years and have 3

sons, Aaron, Matthew and Christopher and 5 grandchildren.

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