CROSH Strategic Plan 2018-23

We envision a northern Ontario where workplaces partner to ensure every worker gets home safe & healthy every day.

We engage in innovative field research to understand the problem, develop evidence-based interventions in the lab, and evaluate the interventions back in the field (F2L2F).


Research & Training

Continue to train experts in occupational health & safety while enhancing research outputs and global impact.
  1. Conduct research informed by our community stakeholders.
  2. Operationalize Workplace Simulator.
  3. Establish a seed grant program and Research & Development Services Program.
  4. Provide field placements.
  5. Expand post-doctoral opportunities.


Continue to engage with workplaces using the field-to-lab-to-field method. Facilitate two-way communication of occupational health & safety needs and information with northern communities.
  1. Create three community-based Experts Committees, one for each core area of research at CROSH.
  2. Utilizing M-CROSH and Workplace Simulator, secure contracts with northern industries.


Develop a framework to facilitate knowledge use and sharing to ensure our findings are accessible to agencies dedicated to workplace health & safety.
  1. Create the CROSH Knowledge Transfer kits.
  2. Continue to host/co-host conferences and workshops.
  3. Develop a communication plan.
  4. Partner with safe work associations to market knowledge transfer initiatives.


Generate 25% of operational costs annually and receive/maintain official recognition by the Ministry of Labour.
  1. Hire a Project Manager.
  2. Hire and maintain two Research Technologists.
  3. Operationalize business and knowledge transfer models to generate revenue.
  4. Diversify grant funding sources.

Policy & Practice

Promote new discoveries to government and positively influence policy and practice.
  1. Participate on at least four government standard-setting bodies, and/or labour and industry forums.

Download our Strategic Plans

Strategic Plan 2018-23 (PDF)
Strategic Research Plan Overview (PDF)
Full Strategic Research Plan (PDF)
Strategic Research Plan leaflet