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Rick sits on a panel hosted by BCITSA Career Services. ‘Starting My own Business: What I Wish I knew Then’.


March 30, 2016

Rick Gibbs joins Darren Jacklin and Cathy Goddard on a panel hosted by BCITSA Career Services. The event was titled: ‘Starting My own Business: What I Wish I knew Then’. Moderated by Catherine Warren, Student Development Specialist from BCIT’s Student Association, the event was a success and gave students an inside look into the challenges and rewards of entrepreneurship.
‘These workshops are facilitated by experts from within the business community such as HR specialists, labor market experts, entrepreneurs and leadership experts. The Career Speaker Series gives students access to current practices and knowledge within the labor market.’


Rick sworn in as Director on the Delta Chamber of Commerce

Delta Chamber of Commerce

March 16, 2016

Rick Gibbs is sworn in as Director on the Delta Chamber of Commerce by Mayor Louis Jackson. Rick, along with the new board of directors attended the AGM at the Town and Country Inn in Delta on March 16th.

The Delta Chamber of Commerce is a federally-registered, non-profit corporation of businesses and community organizations. It was originally established as the Delta Board of Trade on March 26, 1910 and, in 1961, changed its name to the Delta Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber is governed by the Board of Trade Act administered by Industry Canada.

It serves as the only Chamber of Commerce in the Municipality of Delta, British Columbia, Canada to create and maintain a prosperous environment for business, industry and commerce in our community, province and country.

Giving Back

Quest Outreach

Neutron takes pride in working as a team both inside and outside of the workplace. Our staff enjoy taking part in the events we help sponsor in our community.

In January of this year, Neutron donated 10 computers to Quest. These computers were in perfect condition and much needed by Quest to address their expanding services in communities throughout the lower mainland. We thoroughly recommend taking a stop by Quest’s main office at 2020 Dundas St in Vancouver to see for yourself what an incredible organization this is. Visit for more information.

Quest Outreach’s mandate: Reduce Hunger with Dignity, Build Community and Foster Sustainability. Neutron has been working with Quest for the last two years, helping to steer food processors’ unsellable (damaged, mislabelled etc), but completely edible food otherwise destined for landfills to Quest’s markets instead.

Giving Back

Neutron Factory Works, we appreciate you!

With everyone’s schedules during the holidays, participation is no longer restricted to one day, we’ve given you a whole week to GO HUNGRY. What we need from you is an account of your experience. Your outward experience through social media will not only advocate for the cause, but deepen commitment from your supporters!

So, we need you to commit to one of the days and then take a few minutes every two hours to document how you’re feeling. Please share out those feelings via Twitter using the hashtag #beinghungrysucks and if Facebook is your thing, please write a summary and tag it the same at the end of your fast.

Simple, right? This will create groundswell for the cause and allow other people engaging to relate!

On the 21st of January we would like you to invite your most passionate fundraisers, along with a choice group from your leadership, to join us at Save On Meats to celebrate.

The evening will give everyone a chance to meet program users along with key stakeholders and engage in some workshops and talks around the issues. Ultimately we want you to share your experience and help us co-create the change moving forward!

Of course, there will be lots of food representative of the meals that we’ve funded, along with libations from local brewers and distillers.

Space is limited for this event, and we want you all there, so please RSVP in advance to

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30 NS CEOs sign groundbreaking health & safety charter


October 14, 2015
For immediate release

HALIFAX, NS – On October 8th, 30 top executives from across Nova Scotia committed to do all they can to make Nova Scotia the safest place to work and live in Canada.

The CEOs signed the Nova Scotia Health and Safety Leadership Charter, committing them to reducing injuries in their workplaces. The Charter is the first of its kind in Nova Scotia and stands as a public declaration by the CEOs to do better on health and safety.

Jeff MacLean, President of Michelin North America (Canada) Inc. is one of five CEOs who have volunteered to serve on the CEO Steering Committee, which will establish the goals and develop an action plan for the upcoming year.

“Michelin is proud to support this initiative and engage with other businesses and organizations in Nova Scotia, all who share the belief that a safer province is a more productive and prosperous province,” said Mr. MacLean. “The leaders who join this initiative have all agreed to share best practices and with this senior leadership commitment, we will all improve the health and safety performance in Nova Scotia.”

“We’re signing the Charter to raise awareness and encourage every business leader in Nova Scotia to make safety a priority,” says Jason Shannon, COO of Shannex Incorporated. “Safe workplaces are a right of every employee and something that should be at the top of business planning agendas.”

Over the next weeks and months, the Steering Committee will work to engage more Nova Scotia businesses and organizations, and will start implementing internal and external health and safety strategies.

“Safety leadership is an essential part of a strong safety culture,” says Kelly Regan, Minister of Labour and Advanced Education. “These 30 leaders are showing they’re committed to creating a better future for workers in this province. I applaud their efforts, and encourage more top executives across Nova Scotia to join them.”

Companies whose top executives signed the Charter include:

Acadia University
Acadian Seaplants Ltd.
Atlantic Crane & Material Handling
Dalhousie University
Department of Labour and Advanced Education
Emera Utility Services
Falck Safety Services Canada
Halifax Harbour Bridges
High Liner Foods
IMP Group
IWK Health Authority
Intertape Polymer
Kohltech International
Michelin North America (Canada) Inc.
Mount Saint Vincent University
Municipal Group of Companies
Northern Pulp
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Nova Scotia Power Inc.
Oxford Frozen Foods
PCL Constructors Canada Inc.
Port Hawkesbury Paper
Pratt & Whitney Canada
Saint Mary’s University
Scotsburn Ice Cream Company
Shannex Incorporated
Sobeys Inc.
Staples Inc.
Tandus Centiva
Workers’ Compensation Board


PHOTO DESCRIPTION: Thirty top executives from across Nova Scotia have signed the province’s first-ever CEO Safety Charter, publicly promising to do all they can to make Nova Scotia the safest place to work and live in Canada. At the signing ceremony, held at Nova Scotia Power’s head offices on October 8th, they were joined by colleagues who had signed a similar charter in British Columbia.

L to R: Jason Shannon, COO, Shannex Incorporated; Bruce Chapman, General Manager, Northern Pulp; John Young, General Manager, PCL Constructors Canada; Ken MacLean, Municipal Group of Companies; Mike Dunning, Sobeys Inc.; Rick Gibbs, President, Neutron Factory Works, British Columbia; Steve Snider, CEO, Halifax Harbour Bridges; Stephane Turbine, General Manager of Halifax Operations, Pratt & Whitney; Joel Carroll, CEO, Falck Safety Services Canada; Ray Ivany, President, Acadia University; Jean-Paul Deveau, President, Acadian Seaplants Ltd.; Cecila MacLellan, Director, Contact Centre Operations, Staples Inc.; David Hoffman, Co-CEO, Oxford Frozen Foods; Janet Knox, CEO, Nova Scotia Health Authority; Marc Dube, Port Hawkesbury Paper; Tracey Kitch, CEO, IWK Health Authority; John Kennedy, Operations Manager, Intertape Polymer; Jack Miner, President, Atlantic Crane and Material Handling; Fraser Gray, VP Manufacturing, Tandus Centiva; Stuart MacLean, CEO, WCB Nova Scotia; Bob Hanf, President and CEO, Nova Scotia Power Inc.; Jeff MacLean, President, Michelin North America (Canada) Inc.; Ramona Lumpkin, President, Mount Saint Vincent University. Signatories missing from photo: Dalhousie University, Department of Labour and Advanced Educaiton, Emera Utility Services, High Liner Foods, IMP Group, Kohltech International, Saint Mary’s University, Scotsburn Ice Cream Company.

For more information, contact:

Harris McNamara
Emera | Director, Safety
T. (902) 428-6669


Nova Scotia launches their Leadership and Safety Charter modelled after The BC Safety Charter…


Neutron’s president, Rick Gibbs, represented British Columbia at Nova Scotia’s inaugural signing of their Safety and Leadership Charter in Halifax on October 08th 2015, modeled after the BC Safety Charter. Rick was joined by the Honourable Kelly Regan, Minister of Labor and Advanced Education, Stuart Maclean CEO of the NS Workers’ Compensation Board, Jeff Maclean President of Michelin North America Canada Inc, Jason Shannon CEO of Shannex Inc and Bob Hanf President of Nova Scotia Power. Together, they shared their experiences and ideas in leadership and safety with a room full of over 50 leaders from various business, associations, universities and governmental organizations. Many of these leaders signed the charter, officially launching this critically important initiative.