Print Print This Page

George Gritziotis - Biography

  • Content last reviewed: March 2014

George Gritziotis joined the Ministry of Labour in October 2011 as Ontario’s first Chief Prevention Officer (CPO) and Associate Deputy Minister.

As CPO, Mr. Gritziotis has been working to prevent and eliminate work-related injury, illness, and fatalities. He is leading several strategic initiatives to improve the health and safety of Ontario workers; these include the implementation of the province’s first Integrated Occupational Health and Safety Strategy, the Mining Health, Safety and Prevention Review, mandatory health and safety awareness training, and standards for working at heights. Also, he led the recent transition of the injury prevention mandate from the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board to the Ministry of Labour. He is also responsible for the oversight and funding of Health and Safety Associations and occupational health and safety research grants.

Before joining the ministry, he served as founding executive director of the Construction Sector Council, a national organization committed to developing a highly skilled workforce to support the human resources needs of Canada’s construction industry.

Mr. Gritziotis holds an MBA from the University of Ottawa. He also has an economics degree from Concordia University.