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The COAA Safety Committee is currently transitioning into a community of practice. Members work to improve safety and performance in Alberta’s construction industry by working collaboratively to identify, develop and support the implementation of innovative philosophies, practices and tools.



Board Sponsor

Ryan Hodgson, Ledcor

Team Leads

Dave Stead, Suncor Energy
Larry Jones, Ledcor Group
Shanon Leggo, TransAlta Utilities

Team Members

Melvina Stacy, Fluor

health & productive construction and turnaround sites

Board Champion

Kyle Keith, TC Energy

Steering Committee Co-Chairs

Darryl Stebner, NOVA Chemicals
Mario Kulas, Shell Canada

Committee Members

Chris McCullough, PCL
Joe McFadyen, CLR-A
Jon Heinen, CLAC
Mohammad Raoufi, University of Alberta
Nick Gemmell, Pipe Dream Podcast
Paul DeJong, Progressive Contractors Association
Shawn Bernon, Ledcor Group
Suzanne Checkryn, Revay and Associates Limited
Terry Parker, Building Trades of Alberta
Tim Gondek, Energy Safety Canada


The COAA Library contains more than 550 documents and resources, including Best Practices documents, Power Point presentations, tools, templates and more! 

The Library contains 30 Best Practices developed by COAA committees over the past two decades. These Best Practices are presented as a ”master” document (PDF format), followed by individual appendices, forms, checklists, etc., which can be accessed or downloaded individually. 


The Construction Owners Association of Alberta recognizes that COAA’s office in Edmonton is located within Treaty 6 Territory and within the Métis homelands and Métis Nation of Alberta Region 4. We further acknowledge that what we call Alberta is the traditional and ancestral territory of many peoples, presently subject to Treaties 6, 7, and 8. Namely: the Blackfoot Confederacy – Kainai, Piikani, and Siksika – the Cree, Dene, Saulteaux, Nakota Sioux, Stoney Nakoda, and the Tsuu T’ina Nation and the Métis People of Alberta. We acknowledge the many First Nations, Métis and Inuit who have lived in and cared for these lands for generations and we are grateful for the traditional Knowledge Keepers and Elders who are still with us today and those who have gone before us. We make this acknowledgement as an act of reconciliation and gratitude to those whose territory we reside on or are visiting.