Mr. Neil Gavigan
Senior Consultant on Labour and Workplace Issues

Mr. Gavigan is former Director General, Compliance & Regional Operations, at Labour Canada. While at Labour Canada, he was responsible for the delivery of OHS in the Federal jurisdiction and also employment equity programs. He is widely experienced in workplace issues, government-business-labour consultations and Parliamentary reviews. For example, at Labour Canada, he worked closely with Provincial/Territorial governments, business and organized labour. He also directed Professor Harry Arthurs' 2006 review of Federal Labour Standards. Recent assignments include a Labour-Management Symposium for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans and research to aid Canada’s implementation of ILO recommendations on HIV/AIDS in the workplace.

Mr. Gavigan has worked with Dr. Harvey for over 25 years, most recently, on a review regarding the implementation of the Voluntary Standard on Psychologically Healthy Workplaces, in consultation with the Canadian Mental Health Commission. Other SPR projects include: Mr. Gavigan has co-authored a number of articles with Dr. Harvey, one examining the role of public sector managers in OHS, published in Canadian Government Executive in April 2013. Other papers have examined psychologically healthy workplaces (appearing in Canadian Government Executive and HR-Update).