What is MAHSI?

The Manitoba Aboriginal Health and Safety Initiative (MAHSI) was a 2-year project committed to developing culturally-appropriate workplace health and safety training for Aboriginals workers, employers, and other stakeholders.

What is in the MAHSI Online Learning Centre?

The MAHSI Online Learning Centre is where Aboriginal workers, employers and other stakeholders can access the culturally-appropriate resources brought together and developed by the Manitoba Aboriginal Health and Safety Initiative.

The Online Learning Centre is made up of the Safety Essentials E-Course (a blend of essential health and safety training and traditional Aboriginal knowledge and Culture) and a resource section of information and tools that is divided into 6 main areas:

  • Employment Resources
  • Health & Safety is Traditional
  • Cultural Awareness
  • Cultural Safety
  • Health & Safety Resources
  • Trainer Resources

Resources in these 6 resource areas are proved by the MAHSI organizational partners and community stakeholders and vetted for inclusion by the MAHSI Community Sustainability Committee.

The Safety Essentials E-Course and all resources in the 6 resource areas are available to everyone at no cost.

How was MAHSI developed?

MAHSI was developed with the support of a grant from the Research and Workplace Innovation Program (RWIP) of the Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba. The development partners are: the Centre for Aboriginal Human Resource Development; the Northern Manitoba Sector Council; and the University of Winnipeg.

How is MAHSI Sustained?

The project development period will be completed in December 2015. Following that, MAHSI will continue under the leadership and direction of the MAHSI-Community Sustainability Committee. This volunteer committee will secure sponsorship and support from other community stakeholders to ensure the maintenance of the MAHSI Online Learning Centre, and to continue to update and develop its resources.

List of project partners and supporters

Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters
Canadian Tool and Die Ltd.
International Brotherhood of Boilermakers
Lafarge Canada Inc.
Magellan Aerospace
Manitoba Aerospace
Manitoba Building & Construction Trades Council
Manitoba Construction Sector Council
Manitoba Homebuilders Association
Monarch Industries Ltd.
New Flyer Industries Canada
Safety Services Manitoba
Standard Aero
Standard Manufacturers Services Limited
Technologies for Learning Group (TLG)

Steering Committee Membership (click)

How are resources submitted to MAHSI for inclusion in the Online Learning Centre?

If you have a resource you would like included on the MAHSI Online Learning Centre, please use the MAHSI Online Learning Centre Submission Request Form link at the bottom of each of the 6 Resources pages.

The Online Learning Centre designed and developed by: ViewSource Media