OHCOW Clinics

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Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW) are dedicated to the
identification and prevention of work-related illnesses

Due to current Pandemic conditions, all of our clinics are currently closed to the public.
However, we are available by phone, or our online contact form below.

If you think something about your workplace is putting you or your co-workers at risk, or if several people at your workplace have similar health problems, or if you simply want information about what the Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW) do, contact the clinic nearest to you listed below.

While tending to the individual needs of each worker, OHCOW has also developed a public health oriented clinical approach.
This involves determining whether co-workers are at risk, and taking steps to have their workplace evaluated (if needed).
Consequently, the impact of the clinics reaches far beyond those persons seen as individual patients.

Our services are available to anyone with a possible occupational health problem

All clinics can be reached toll-free at
1-877-817-0336

If you would prefer/need to contact a specific clinic, use the dynamic bars or online form located below.

At the core of each clinic is a dedicated team trained in occupational medicine.
They are available to provide medical examinations for a full range of work-related illnesses.

To learn more about our Clinic Teams, go to About OHCOW.

Serving Ontario Workers

Ontario is divided into regions with each region having it’s own OHCOW clinic*. Clinic locations are marked on the overview map below.
For details about each clinic, (contact, location, and catchment areas, services provided, team and LAC members, etc.), use the dynamic bars below.
*Southwestern Region has two clinics, Sarnia and Windsor

Clinics and Regions

The first of OHCOW’s province wide clinics was opened in 1989 in Hamilton to act as a resource to workers and employers. The mandate was to provide objective scientific information and focus on the prevention of occupational health problems in the workplace.

OHCOW Hamilton with our inter-disciplinary occupational health team of Occupational Physicians and Nurses, Ergonomist, Occupational Hygienists and Client Service Coordinators services a large catchment area from Niagara to Oakville, Hamilton to Kitchener, London and Owen Sound. We strive to build and maintain strong relationships with workers, unions, and wherever possible, with employers through joint health and safety committees, trades committees and health and safety representatives.

Team Members

Executive Director 
Valerie Wolfe, BSc (Eng), DOHS, CRM

Client Service Coordinators 
Janet Latimer
Marilyn Lee-Hannah, BA

Physicians
Dr. Mike Pysklywec

Ergonomist
Dr. Daryl Stephenson

Occupational Hygienists
John Oudyk CIH, ROH,
Murray Lawrence
Masood Ahmed

Occupational Health Nurse
Michelle Tew, RN, BScN, DOHS, COHN(C)

Community Outreach and Program Coordinator
Eduardo Huesca

Clinic Location

21 Hunter Street East, Suite 200
Hamilton, ON L8N 1M2

Tel: -905-549-2552
Toll Free: 1-877-817-0336
Fax: 905-549-7993

Hamilton Clinic Catchment Area

Niagara Peninsula: West including London/St. Thomas (Hwy 4 is the dividing line with the Windsor clinic), North and east along Hwy 4,7 and 119 then through Moorefield, Teviotdale and Mt. Forest up Hwy 6 to Owen Sound then east to Collingwood; South and East along Hwy 124 and 10 to Oakville, Mississauga. Hwy 10 is the dividing line between the Hamilton and Toronto clinics.

Major communities include: Guelph, Kitchener/Waterloo, Cambridge, Woodstock, Tillsonburg, Brantford, Hamilton, St. Catharines, Niagara Falls, Welland, Port Colborne, and Burlington.

Shared servicing areas with the Windsor/Sarnia Clinics include: Port Stanley, St. Thomas, London, Stratford, Mount Forest, and Owen Sound .

Shared servicing areas with the Toronto clinic include: Collingwood, Creemore, Orangeville, Brampton and Mississauga.

Local Advisory Committee (LAC) Members

Russ Archibald
Hamilton LAC Chair
TCRC, PLBO

Bruce Allen
Community, Niagara District Labour Council

Roxanne Bond
ATU, Brantford District Labour Council

Rob Butler
Community

Gary Howe
USW

Jody Jones
OFL

Ron Maracle
UNIFOR

Sarah Neath
UFCW, Guelph District Labour Council

Peter Page
Hamilton District Injured Workers Group

Gillian Surette-Robinson
UWHH

Kevin Waycik
Hamilton Firefighters

On Thursday January 21st, 2016, the newest and seventh OHCOW clinic was officially opened by the Minister of Labour for Ontario, Kevin Flynn as well as the Chair of the OHCOW Board of Director, David Chezzi. Many concerns have been expressed throughout the years in regards to musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) as well as occupational diseases throughout this region. Injured workers throughout the Eastern region of Ontario can now look forward to be serviced in Ottawa. The principal industries of our catchment area are the public service, manufacturing, hi tech industries, agriculture, forestry, construction and more. We partner with workers, employers, unions, and advocates. We provide the expertise to assist in the identification and elimination of occupational injuries and illnesses in the workplaces of our catchment area.

Team Members

Executive Director
Kimberly O’Connell M.Sc., CIH, ROH, CRSP

Client Service Coordinator
Jennifer Skuce
Cheryl Baker

Hygienists
Kevin Hedges
Todd Irick

Occupational Health Nurse
Tracey Feener-Snow

Occupational Health Physician
Dr. Robert Bourgault
Dr. Mike Wills

Clinic Location

1545 Carling Ave., Suite 110
Ottawa, Ontario, K1Z 8P9

Tel: 613-725-6999
Fax: 613-725-1719

Ottawa Clinic Catchment Area

Major communities include: Ottawa, Kingston, Cornwall, Belleville, Hawkesbury, Alexandria, Chalk River, Petawawa, Rockland, Smith Falls, Embrun, Morrisburg, Winchester and more.

Local Advisory Committee (LAC) Members

Laura Lozanski,
Ottawa LAC Chair
Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT)

Lee-Anne Feltham
Ottawa LAC Vice-Chair
Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO)

Kim Monette
Ottawa LAC Recording Secretary

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

Marc Beland
Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC)

Angelo Bozzato
Workers Health and Safety Centre (WHSC)

Louise Lanctot
Cornwall District Labour Council

Richard Leblanc
United Steelworkers (USW)

Jeff Leiper
City Counsellor

Sean McKenny
Ottawa District Labour Council

Olivier Melanson
CUPE

Alia Mofford
Office of the Worker Adviser (OWA)

Erin Smith
Labour WSIB Representative – Local 503

Debbie Scrivens
Community Representative

Cheryl Baker
Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW)

David Chezzi
OHCOW President and Chair of the Board

Kimberly O’Connell
Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW)

 

On Thursday, January 21st, 2016, the newest and seventh OHCOW clinic was officially opened by the Minister of Labour for Ontario, Kevin Flynn as well as the Chair of the OHCOW Board of Director, David Chezzi. Many concerns have been expressed throughout the years in regards to musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) as well as occupational diseases throughout this region. Injured workers throughout the Eastern region of Ontario can now look forward to be serviced in Ottawa. The principal industries of our catchment area are the public service, manufacturing, hi tech industries, agriculture, forestry, construction and more. We partner with workers, employers, unions, and advocates. We provide the expertise to assist in the identification and elimination of occupational injuries and illnesses in the workplaces of our catchment area.

Team Members

Executive Director
Mark Parent

Client Service Coordinator
Suzanne Weston

Occupational Health Nurse
Kelly Brown

Ergonomist
Andrew Flanagan

Occupational Hygienist
Krista Thompson

Occupational Health Physicians
Dr. Warren Teel, MD
Dr. Cynthia Arnold, MD, CCFP(EM), FCF

Clinic Location

171 Kendall Street
Point Edward, ON N7V 4G6

Tel: 519-337-4627
Toll Free: 1-877-817-0336
Fax: 519-337-9442

Sarnia Clinic Catchment Area

Southwestern Ontario, West of London/St. Thomas, from Lake Erie to Lake Huron including the Bruce Peninsula.

Major communities include: Windsor, Leamington, Blenheim, Chatham , Rodney, Sarnia , Wallaceburg, Strathroy, Goderich, Walkerton, Listowel, Kincardine , Hanover , Port Elgin, Wiarton, Stokes Bay , and Lion’s Head. Shared servicing areas with the Hamilton Clinic include; Port Stanley, St. Thomas , London , Stratford , Mount Forest and Owen Sound.

Local Advisory Committee (LAC) Members

Vacant
Sarnia LAC Chair

Bill Hicks
UNIFOR

Sandra Kinart
VOCV (Victims of Chemical Valley)

Michele LaLonge-Davey
VP CUPE 1238

Kim Marshall
WHSC

Ted Hext
UNIFOR

Kristina Lee
Community Member

Chad Hogan
LIUNA

Blair Allin
Boilermakers Local 128

In 1974, uranium miners in Elliot Lake became alarmed about the high incidence of lung cancer and silicosis among the workers. They went on strike over health and safety conditions. The outcome was that the government appointed a Royal Commission to investigate health and safety in mines. Chaired by Dr. James Ham, this Commission made recommendations that had a significant effect on the content of the Occupational Health and Safety Act passed in Ontario in 1978.

Given the significant contribution northern workers made to protect workers and improve the health and safety conditions in their workplace, it was only fitting that funding was provided to establish an OHCOW clinic in Northern Ontario.

The Sudbury OHCOW Clinic was officially launched in March of 1992. Until 2010, the Sudbury Clinic provided service to all of Northern Ontario. It now provides service to north-eastern Ontario. (See catchment area and major communities served below).

The principal industries of our catchment area are mining, forestry, and hydroelectricity. We partner with workers, employers, unions, and advocates. We provide the expertise to assist in the identification and elimination of occupational injuries and illnesses in the workplaces of our catchment area.

Team Members

Executive Director
Kimberly O’Connell M.Sc., CIH, ROH, CRSP

Client Service Coordinators
Sheila Patterson
Brittany Ramakko

Ergonomists
Trevor Schell, MSc, BSc, CCPE
André Gauvin HBSc, CK

Occupational Health Nurse
James Barrett, B.Sc.N.

Occupational Health Physicians
Dr. Abe Reinhartz, Medical Consultant

Clinic Location

84 Cedar Street, 2nd Floor
Sudbury, ON  P3E 1A5

Tel: 705-523-2330
Toll Free: 1-877-817-0336
Fax: 705-523-2606

Sudbury Clinic Catchment Area
North Eastern/Western Ontario, Sudbury

Major Communities Served
Barry’s Bay, Bracebridge, Cardiff, Chalk River, Deep River, Elliot Lake, Gravenhurst, Haliburton, Hearst, Huntsville, Kapuskasing, Killaloe, Madawaska, Manitoulin Island, North Bay, Parry Sound, Petawawa, Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, Timmins, and Wawa.

Local Advisory Committee (LAC) Members

Andréane Chénier
Sudbury LAC Chair
CUPE

Andy LaDouceur
United Steel Workers

Christine Kelly
CUPW

Donna Campbell
Worker Representative

Reuben Roth
Laurentian University

Dwight Harper
Worker Representative

Lorie St. Amand
OPSEU

Debbie Lemieux
Community Member

Jamie West
Community Member

Sean McMahn
Community Member

Elie Martel
Community Member

Michal Seguin
Employer Representative

Susan Hart
OWA

The Toronto OHCOW Clinic was established in 1989, dedicating itself to the identification and prevention of work-related injuries and illnesses. The clinic was created as a resource for workers and employers as part of the growing need for accessible expert information and technical studies relating to occupational health issues in the workplace.

Our clinic provides workers with access to our interdisciplinary team which will investigate and provide an opinion regarding whether or not a health problem is work-related. The team includes the services of occupational physicians, an occupational nurse, ergonomists, industrial hygienists and client service coordinators.

These services are also offered to workplace parties, often through their Joint Health and Safety Committees (JHSC), with recommendations to reduce or eliminate exposures in the workplace.

OHCOW services are funded by the Prevention Office of the Ministry of Labour and are provided at no cost to patients and workplaces within Ontario.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or would like more information.

Team Members

Executive Director
Patricia Phillips, RN, BScN, COHN(C)

Client Service Coordinators
Maria Vieiro
Koleen Tanguilig

Ergonomist
David Mijatovic, MHSc, CHFP, CCPE, CRSP

Occupational Hygienists
Sonia Lal, MSc, CIH, CRSP
Shirly Yan, BSc, BSS, MPH

Occupational Health Nurse
Cheryl Rook, RN, COHN(C), COHN-S, CRSP, DOHS
Georgia Pollard

Occupational Health Physicians

Dr. Pravesh Jugnundan, MD, FCBOM, FACOEM, CCFP, CIME, MRO, DOH
Dr. Michel Schofield, MD, MSc
Dr. Donald C. Cole, MD, DOHS, MSc, FRCP(C)

Clinic Location

970 Lawrence Avenue West, Suite 110
Toronto, ON  M6A 3B6

Tel: 416-449-0009
Toll Free: 1-877-817-0336
Fax: 416-449-7772

Toronto Clinic Catchment Area
Toronto; East from Hwy 10 and 124 to Hastings County;  North to Gravenhurst and east along Hwy 118 to the Hasting County western Border.

Major Communities Served
Markham, Barrie,  Brampton (east of Hwy10), Lindsay,  Midland , Mississauga (east of Hwy 10), Orillia , Oshawa, , Penetanguishene, Peterborough,  Toronto and Wasaga Beach. Shared servicing Areas with Hamilton include: Collingwood, Creemore, Orangeville, Brampton and Mississauga.

Local Advisory Committee (LAC) Members

Scott West
Toronto LAC Chair
OSSTF

Ron Collie
SEIU Healthcare

Inderdeep Sidhu
Workers United Canada

Monia Kosciejew
Prevention Link

Andrew Falotico
ATU

Joe Bishop
Teamsters

 Manjit Parmar
CUPE

Eddy Grisolia
retired OWA / community member

Loreen Gale
ETFO

Bhagwant Virk
York University

 Kristyn Owers
ETFO

Prior to 2010, the Northwestern area was within Sudbury’s catchment area; however, it soon became evident that the need existed for a separate clinic for Northwestern Ontario. The Thunder Bay OHCOW Clinic was opened in June of 2010 and began as a satellite clinic of OHCOW Sudbury. The Thunder Bay OHCOW clinic is no longer classified as a satellite clinic and is now managed by Toronto’s Executive Director.  The Clinic is staffed with a Client Service Coordinator, an Occupational Ergonomist and a visiting Occupational Physician.

Major employment sectors are in natural resource based industries such as mining, forestry, energy and tourism. We partner with workers, employers, unions, and advocates. We provide the expertise to assist in the identification and elimination of occupational injuries and illnesses in the workplaces of our catchment area

Team Members

Executive Director
Patricia Phillips, RN, BScN, COHN(C)

Client Service Coordinator
Jennifer Hill

Ergonomist
Dwayne Fuchs, R.Kin.

Clinic Location

2813 Arthur St. East, Suite 102
Thunder Bay, ON  P7E 5P5

Tel: 807-623-3566
Toll Free: 1-877-817-0336
Fax: 807-622-5847

Catchment Area / Major Communities Served
Atikokan, Dryden, Fort Frances, Geraldton, Kenora, Marathon, Nipigon, Red Lake, Sioux Lookout, Terrace Bay, White River (north up Hwy.631 to Hwy.11 then to James Bay following the Nagagami, Kenogami and Albany Rivers to James Bay).

Local Advisory Committee (LAC) Members

Diane Parker
Thunder Bay LAC Chair

Audrey Gilbeau

Chris Nicholas

Eugene Lefrancois

Rod McGee

Vicki Kristman

Janet Patterson 

Jules Tupker

Catherine Hickmen

OHCOW Windsor was established in 1991 dedicating itself to the identification and prevention of work-related injuries and illnesses. The clinic was created as a resource for workers and employers as part of the growing need for accessible expert information and technical studies relating to occupational health issues in the workplace.

OHCOW Windsor’s inter-disciplinary team consists of an occupational physician, occupational health nurse, ergonomists, occupational hygienist, and client service coordinators. Our goal is to establish solid relationships with workers, unions, and when possible, with employers through joint health and safety committees.

OHCOW Windsor’s services are funded by the Ministry of Labour and are provided at no cost to patients and workplaces within Southwestern Ontario.

Team Members

Executive Director
Mark Parent

Client Service Coordinators
Joanne Husak
Kathy Mayville, CMS

Ergonomists
Melissa Statham, BHK MHK, CCPE

Occupational Health Nurse
Ivan Bauer, B.Sc.N.,R.N.

Occupational Hygienists
James Miuccio, BSc MSc CIH

Occupational Health Physicians
Deborah Hellyer, MD, FRCP(C)
Dr. Joslyn Warwaruk MD, MFCP

Clinic Location

3129 Marentette Avenue, Unit 1
Windsor, ON  N8X 4G1

Tel: 519-973-4800
Toll Free: 1-877-817-0336
Fax: 519-973-1906

Windsor Clinic Catchment Area
Southwestern Ontario, West of London/St. Thomas, from Lake Erie to Lake Huron including the Bruce Peninsula.

Major Communities Served
Windsor, Leamington, Blenheim, Chatham, Rodney, Sarnia , Wallaceburg, Strathroy, Goderich, Walkerton, Listowel, Kincardine , Hanover , Port Elgin, Wiarton, Stokes Bay, and Lion’s Head. Shared servicing areas with the Hamilton Clinic include; Port Stanley, St. Thomas , London , Stratford , Mount Forest and Owen Sound.

Local Advisory Committee (LAC) Members

Scott Richardson
Windsor LAC Chair

Frank Butler
Workplace Health and Safety Centre (WHSC)

Norbert Wenzel
Paralegal – WSIB – Human Rights – Employment Law

Tish Glenn
CUPE 630

Doug Boughner
UNIFOR

Larry Girard
WOHIS

Cathy Baker-Wiebenga
UNIFOR Local 127

Barb St. Pierre
Community Member

Team Members

Executive Director
Mark Parent

Client Service Coordinators
Joanne Husak
Kathy Mayville, CMS

Ergonomists
Melissa Statham, BHK MHK, CCPE

Occupational Health Nurse
Ivan Bauer, B.Sc.N.,R.N.

Occupational Hygienists
James Miuccio, BSc MSc CIH

Occupational Health Physicians
Deborah Hellyer, MD, FRCP(C)
Dr. Joslyn Warwaruk MD, MFCP

Clinic Location

3129 Marentette Avenue, Unit 1
Windsor, ON  N8X 4G1

Tel: 519-973-4800
Toll Free: 1-877-817-0336
Fax: 519-973-1906

Windsor Clinic Catchment Area
Southwestern Ontario, West of London/St. Thomas, from Lake Erie to Lake Huron including the Bruce Peninsula.

Major Communities Served
Windsor, Leamington, Blenheim, Chatham, Rodney, Sarnia , Wallaceburg, Strathroy, Goderich, Walkerton, Listowel, Kincardine , Hanover , Port Elgin, Wiarton, Stokes Bay, and Lion’s Head. Shared servicing areas with the Hamilton Clinic include; Port Stanley, St. Thomas , London , Stratford , Mount Forest and Owen Sound.

Local Advisory Committee (LAC) Members

Scott Richardson
Windsor LAC Chair

Frank Butler
Workplace Health and Safety Centre (WHSC)

Norbert Wenzel
Paralegal – WSIB – Human Rights – Employment Law

Tish Glenn
CUPE 630

Doug Boughner
UNIFOR

Larry Girard
WOHIS

Cathy Baker-Wiebenga
UNIFOR Local 127

Barb St. Pierre
Community Member

OHCOW’s Peterborough Satellite Office was established in 2018.

Team Members

Executive Director
Dave Wilken

Client Service Coordinator
Kasia Kerin

Occupational Health Physician
Dr. Noel Kerin, MD, BSc, MSc, CCBOM, CIME

Clinic Location

We are moving. Please contact us by phone or email.

Toll Free: 1-877-817-0336
Email: ask@ohcow.on.ca

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