Canada’s Airports Celebrate Airports Safety Week

September 18th, 2023

Ottawa, ON, 

Canadian Airports Safety Week is returning this year from September 18-22. As traffic numbers increase post pandemic, safety remains the primary focus for our airports. Airports are commemorating this week with peer learning and sharing best practices in the continued pursuit of safety excellence.

Canadian Airports Safety Week is held to promote healthy and safe work practices amongst airport employees. It is led by the Canadian Airports Council (CAC), in collaboration with 19 participating airports across the country.

“Safety is an integral part of all airport operations, protecting not only passengers but also airport staff,” said CAC President Monette Pasher. “Canada’s airports continue to ensure safety remains a top priority by continually instilling a safety culture in our aviation ecosystem. Everyone should feel safe and be safe at an airport, whether they are a traveller or an employee.”

This year, Canadian airports are focusing on airside safety. Other activities, presentations and discussions will promote excellence in the following areas:

  • Worker Safety
  • Security Safety
  • Hazard Reporting
  • Environmental Safety
  • Psychological Safety
  • Foreign Object Debris (FOD)

By encouraging discussion and the involvement of all airport workers in maintaining a safe working environment, we can ensure that the safety of passengers and employees remains our first priority. Canadian Airports Safety Week represents a commitment to educate and improve knowledge and enthusiasm for safety.

2023 Participating Airports

  • Aéroports de Montréal (ADM)
  • Calgary Airport Authority
  • Charlottetown Airport
  • Edmonton International Airport
  • Fort McMurray Airport Authority
  • Fredericton International Airport Authority
  • Greater Moncton International Airport Authority
  • Greater Toronto Airports Authority
  • Halifax International Airport Authority
  • Kelowna International Airport
  • Ottawa International Airport Authority
  • Ports Toronto – Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport
  • Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport
  • Saskatoon Airport
  • Vancouver International Airport
  • Victoria Airport Authority
  • Waterloo Regional Airport
  • Windsor International Airport
  • Winnipeg Airports Authority


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 60 members represent more than 100 airports, including all of the privately operated National Airports System (NAS) airports and many municipal airports across Canada.

Prior to the pandemic, Canada’s airports supported nearly 200,000 jobs, generating $13 billion in wages and $7 billion in taxes to all levels of government.

For more information, please contact:

Julie Pondant, Canadian Airports Council