Press release

June 17, 2019

Toronto, Canada - Today, Toronto Pearson, along with 28 other airports across Canada, will kick off Canadian Airports Safety Week (CASW), an initiative to promote healthy and safe work practices among airport employees. All airport staff, whether they work in the terminal building or on the airfield, will be encouraged to take part in themed discussions and events throughout the week.

“As demand for air travel continues to grow, both in Canada and around the world, airports have a growing responsibility to innovate and share best practices to keep our passengers and employees safe,” said Kath Hammond, General Counsel, Vice President Safety and Security, Greater Toronto Airports Authority. “We look forward to this opportunity to work with our own employees and the nearly 400 companies operating here at Toronto Pearson, who continue to put safety first.”

Running from June 17 through 23, Toronto Pearson’s CASW will focus on topics related to airport safety. Some of the activities include an Annual Safety Expo, featuring Canada Border Services Agency and Peel Regional Police; a Foreign Object Debris Walk; and a Night Safety Van Tour.

For a complete list of CASW activities taking place at Toronto Pearson this week, visit

For more information on Toronto Pearson’s commitment to safety, visit

About Canadian Airports Safety Week

Canadian Airports Safety Week (CASW) is an airport-led initiative that promotes healthy and safe work practices among airport employees. Twenty-nine airports are actively taking part in the initiative this year. CASW was first launched in 2015 by the Greater Toronto Airports Authority, with 24 participating airports.

About Toronto Pearson International Airport Toronto

Pearson served 49.5 million passengers in 2018, making it Canada's largest airport and the second-busiest international airport in North America. The Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) is the operator of Toronto Pearson International Airport. The GTAA's vision is to make Toronto Pearson the best airport in the world. Towards this objective, the GTAA focuses on ensuring the safety and security of passengers and airport employees, enhancing the passenger experience and supporting the success of its airline partners.


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