Canadian Airports Safety Week Underway at Airports Across Canada Next Week

September 29, 2017


OTTAWA – Canada’s airports are working together next week to promote healthy and safe airports as part of Canadian Airports Safety Week. The initiative is being organized by the Canadian Airports Council (CAC), in collaboration with 29 participating airports across the country.

“Safety is always the number one priority in aviation.  Canadian Airports Safety Week brings thousands of airport workers together in their communities to focus attention on key areas of industry safety,” said Daniel-Robert Gooch, president of the CAC. “The continued safety and security of Canada’s skies depend not only on well-maintained infrastructure and modern equipment but also on the training and ongoing vigilance of the many workers at airports who proudly uphold a high commitment to safety on a daily basis.”

Participating airports will be hosting a variety of activities to promote the following themes:

Day 1 – Monday, October 2nd, 2017: Worker Safety

Day 2 – Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017: Airside Safety

Day 3 – Wednesday, October 4th, 2017: Security Safety

Day 4 – Thursday, October 5th, 2017: Hazard Reporting and Environmental Safety

Day 5 – Friday, October 6th, 2017: Foreign Object Debris (FOD) Free Friday

Canadian Airports Safety Week is a collaborative effort, and represents a commitment to educate and improve knowledge and enthusiasm for safety. It was first launched in 2015, with 24 participating airports across the country.

Participating Airports:

  • Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport
  • YYC Calgary International Airport
  • Aéroports de Montreal
  • Charlottetown Airport
  • Comox Valley Airport
  • Edmonton International Airport
  • Fort McMurray International Airport
  • Fredericton International Airport
  • Greater London International Airport
  • Greater Moncton Roméo LeBlanc International Airport
  • Toronto Pearson International Airport
  • Halifax Stanfield International Airport
  • John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport
  • Kamloops Airport
  • Kelowna International Airport
  • Northwest Regional Airport Terrace-Kitimat
  • Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport
  • Prince George Airport
  • Regina International Airport
  • Region of Waterloo International Airport
  • Saint John Airport
  • Saskatoon International Airport
  • St. John’s International Airport
  • J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport
  • Greater Sudbury Airport
  • Ports Toronto – Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport
  • Vancouver International Airport
  • Victoria International Airport
  • Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport

About the Canadian Airports Council

The Canadian Airports Council (CAC), a division of Airports Council International-North America, is the voice for Canada’s airports community.  Its 51 members represent more than 100 airports, including all of the privately operated National Airport System (NAS) airport and many municipal airports across Canada.  They handle more than 90 per cent of the commercial air traffic in Canada, and an even greater share of international traffic.


About ACI-NA

Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) represents local, regional, and state governing bodies that own and operate commercial airports in the United States and Canada. ACI-NA member airports enplane more than 95 percent of the domestic and virtually all the international airline passenger and cargo traffic in North America. Approximately 380 aviation-related businesses are also members of ACI-NA, providing goods and services to airports. Collectively, U.S. airports support more than 11.5 million jobs and account for $1.4 trillion in economic activity – or more than seven percent of the total U.S. GDP. Canadian airports support 405,000 jobs and contribute C$35 billion to Canada’s GDP. Learn more at