Understanding Our Canadian Model


Energy Safety Canada is pleased to be a partner in the Understanding our Canadian Model online course. This course is administered and supported by BuildForce. Energy Safety Canada is a distributor of PINs required to complete registration. Upon purchase of the PIN, registrants will be eligible to enroll into the Understanding our Canadian Model through Elearning.Buildforce.ca.

Understanding the Canadian Model is delivered by BuildForce and a collaborative effort between the Alberta Construction Safety Association (ACSA), Boilermaker Contractors Association (BCA), Canada’s Building Trade Unions (CBTU), Christian Labour Association of Canada (CLAC), Construction Labour Relations-Alberta (CLR-A), Electrical Contractors Association Alberta (ECAA), and Energy Safety Canada.

Upon Completion

Upon successful completion a certificate will be available to print. This certificate does not expire.

Topics Covered

After completing the program participants will be able to
  • Describe the extent of alcohol and drug use in the workplace
  • Explain the Alcohol and Drug Work Rule
  • Identify behaviors related to substance use
  • Investigate and document alcohol and drug related performance problems
  • Advise workers on how they can obtain assistance
  • Decide whether to refer employees for appropriate testing.
  • Describe testing procedures and know your role in the process.
  • Respond to failure to comply with the Work Rule and the procedures for re-employment
  • Apply the Canadian Model using a team approach

Designed For

The course provides a comprehensive understanding of how to manage all aspects of the Canadian Model and will benefit frontline leadership and individuals administering an alcohol and drug policy. The curriculum was designed to support the Canadian Model for Providing a Safe Workplace — Version 6.0.

Our goal:

Zero injuries.

Zero incidents.