Who We Are

The Redlands Group prides itself on delivering solutions tailored to your organization’s specific Safety, Health and Risk Management context and challenges.

We don’t believe that “one-size-fits-all” solutions exist for the types of OHS challenges faced by organizations today.  We do believe in working as partners to address your OHS challenges, taking into account your organization’s size, sector, culture and the jurisdiction in which your activities are located, to ensure that the solutions we deliver fit your needs. 

Our team’s combined range of technical expertise and multi-jurisdictional experience enables us to rapidly grasp the context of your specific OHS challenge, while at the same time providing a broad range of perspectives and solutions based on industry leading practices and current trends.

Our Team

Dylan Short, CRM, CHSC

Dylan Short, CRM, CHSC

Managing Director

Oakville, Ontario

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Dylan is the founder and Managing Director of The Redlands Group Inc.  He has more than 20 years of experience in Health, Safety & Risk Management, including roles as a Business Owner, Vice President Safety and Director Health and Safety.

With his strong personal drive to pursue and achieve professional excellence, he not only works to excel in his own professional development and that of his team,  he excels at coaching, mentoring and energizing members of work groups at all levels of organizations to achieve their full potential.

Dylan is also a sought-after International Keynote Speaker delivering engaging messages focused on Management Systems, Influence, Change and Risk Management.

Dylan was awarded the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering’s highest award, the 2016 Safety Professional of the Year.

In his leisure time, Dylan delights in spending time around and on the lakes and rivers of Ontario cottage country, canoeing, kayaking, hiking and enjoying time with his family. And he’s an avid fan at Toronto Raptor’s home games!

Carol Ann Griffin, M. Sc., CHSC CRSP

Carol Ann Griffin, M. Sc., CHSC CRSP

Senior Health & Safety Associate

St. John’s Newfoundland and Labrador

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Carol Ann has over 25 years of technical and management experience in the Health & Safety, Environment and Quality (HSEQ) fields. She has worked extensively in both the public and private sectors and her experience spans regulatory interpretation, program development, auditing, site work, and front-line management.

Her structured approach to problem-solving and attention to stakeholder inclusion, combined with strong verbal and written communication skills, have supported organizations in developing, implementing and improving programs that focus on the people who are directly impacted by them.

Carol Ann has spent the past several years working on remote (FIFO) projects in the construction, mining and hydroelectric sectors in Quebec, Labrador and Nunavut.

She is equally at ease working in both French and English.

Outside of work, Carol Ann enjoys volunteering with the East Coast Trail Association, the Saint John Ambulance and the annual Writers at Woody Point Festival.

Stephen Melendy CRSP, CPHR, CRM, CHSC

Stephen Melendy CRSP, CPHR, CRM, CHSC

Senior HR Associate Health, Safety & Risk Coordinator

Vancouver, BC

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Stephen has more than 10 years of experience working in Canada and abroad in both the private and public sectors, including municipal, mining, and manufacturing.

He expertly combines organizational behaviour with an in-depth knowledge of Health and Safety, Human Resources and Risk Management to act as a strong business partner and collaborative leader.

Stephen has a strong personal drive to pursue and achieve professional excellence through coaching, mentoring and energizing employees to reach their fullest potential. He strives to provide a safe collaborative learning environment to create a proactive safety culture and improve safety management systems.

When he’s not at work you can find Stephen exploring the outdoors in all seasons, camping, hiking, biking, trail running, skiing and snowboarding.

Bruce Hall

Bruce Hall

Senior Emergency Management Associate

South Baymouth, Ontario

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Bruce has more than 45 years of experience in the mining industry as a Miner, Supervisor, and Mine Rescue Officer/Consultant, where he has worked to achieve full potential amongst emergency responders.

Bruce sets high expectations and has emergency responders, supervisors and emergency control group members consistently meet those expectations by: 

  • providing coaching and mentorship support
  • reviewing training program design, delivery, and assessment
  • reviewing risk assessments to identify potential threats and emergencies
  • reviewing emergency equipment selection, testing and maintenance processes

Bruce is experienced, motivated and organized. He can make decisions quickly and independently and is comfortable interacting with all levels within companies, emergency response organizations and government agencies.

Bruce has worked internationally delivering training to emergency responders and emergency control groups.  He was the Chief First Aid judge at the International Mine Rescue Competition in 2016.

In his spare time, Bruce enjoys both indoor and outdoor hobbies, including stained-glass work, woodworking and cycling.  He is also a snowbird, based out of Arizona for part of the year to escape our harsh Canadian winter.



Senior Health & Safety Associate Senior ERP Associate

Edmonton, Alberta

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Cynthia is a Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE) Professional with more than 15 years of broad-based North American and International experience.  Her expertise encompasses systems and program development, project management and quality assurance, and includes compliance, data trending and reporting, incident investigation,  training and claims management activities.

Recognized as analytical and a strategic thinker, she has a demonstrated ability to build positive, professional relationships with peers, teams, contractors and internal & external stakeholders.

In constant pursuit of system and process effectiveness and efficiency, she is also known for her ability to eliminate inefficiencies and streamline processes to get efficient management of time.

Cynthia has managed successful project safety teams with a high regard for safety, collaboration and performance, including a number of projects attaining “goal zero” safety and performance.

When not at work, Cynthia enjoys spending time at the lake with family, traveling with her husband to warmer climates, and volunteering her time as a mentor for young professionals. 

Elissa Short

Elissa Short

Manager, Digital Platforms

Guelph, Ontario

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Elissa is a full time student in the University of Guelph Environmental Science program. A passionate botanist, Elissa advocates for sustainable life practices that protect our environment for future generations.

She is an accomplished student and youth leader, earning her National Lifeguard certification as a water rescue professional trained in emergency care, swim instruction and water safety instruction.

Elissa is also a trained indoor rock-climbing instructor and enjoys introducing the technical skills, equipment management, belaying techniques as well as the rewards of top rope and bouldering.

In her free time, Elissa can be found rock climbing (top rope, bouldering and lead rope) and exploring the wilderness of Ontario through back country canoe camping.

Lisa Richter, CHRP, CHRL

Lisa Richter, CHRP, CHRL

Senior HR Associate

Sault St. Marie, Ontario

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Lisa is a progressive HR professional with comprehensive experience in strategic planning, governance and policy development in private and public sectors.

A certified Human Resources professional with 20 years’ experience in all aspects of Human Resources, including 10 years at the executive level. 

Dedicated to ensuring workplaces are innovative, respectful, engaging and accountable for the overall performance of the organization including: financial performance, efficiency, customer service and employee satisfaction.

While not working, Lisa’s activities are centred around sharing her favourite activities with her daughter including horseback riding, hiking and canoeing (when she’s not driving her daughter to music, Kumon and dance lessons!).  

Our Valued Clients

The Redlands Group has partnered with organizations in public, private and not-for-profit sectors to consistently deliver projects on time and on target for nearly 15 years.

Our clients range from small family-based operations to multi-national corporations, all looking to capture value through safe operations activities.

Click here for a sample of the projects we have completed

The Redlands Group is trusted by…
Greater Toronto Airport Authority
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Greater Toronto Airport Authority
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We brought in the Redlands Group for Audit training. The instruction, material, and Dylan were great at quickly understanding and building on the experience my team had to apply their skills and knowledge to broader and larger projects. He was very well prepared, and brought a wide range of practical and applicable knowledge and relevant experience to the session. Even though there was a range of talent in the room, everyone walked away with a new skill they could pull out of the toolbox. As someone who has worker with a number of consulting and training organizations, I would highly recommend Redland’s group. 

Troy Winters

Senior H&S Officer, CUPE

Dylan worked with us to develop our risk management policy and program. He made sure that we had a deep understanding of the concepts of risk management, not just a general comprehension. He also helped us customize tools that helped us promote a company-based approach. His work with us helped lay the foundation for the rest of our safety program development at Sleeman.

Linden Gossen

National Environmental Health & Safety Manager, Sleeman Breweries Ltd.

As our organization expanded into Canada, it was apparent that we didn’t have a grasp of the EHS regulatory environment both federal and provincially.  Redlands has been key to ensuring we are in compliance with provincial and federal regulations and helping us navigate the intricacies of the labor laws in Canada.  Dylan and the Redlands team have far exceeded our expectations and always make themselves available when we need their counsel.  We no longer look at Redlands as a consultant or vendor but rather our partner for EHS compliance in Canada.”

Brent Proudfoot

Director Health & Safety, Synagro

Dylan Short and the Redlands Group team were and continue to be a vital part of Redline Brewhouse’s (Barrie) positive success and growth.  When we first opened 6 years ago, Dylan helped us understand and implement all of the necessary Health and Safety Regulations of a new brewery and restaurant.  At times, the task was daunting but Dylan guided us well throughout the process.  A couple years after being open, we went through a standard Ministry of Labour review and a few deficiencies were identified.  Thanks to Dylan’s calm and knowledgeable guidance, we corrected these deficiencies quickly and passed the review with very little stress.

The Redlands Group have also been very helpful with some challenging staffing issues.  Their HR knowledge was invaluable and when necessary, stepped in to lead staff meetings and training sessions.  As we grew and changed, so did our needs. Dylan is always just a phone call away with information, advice or a meeting as required.  There has never been a task that Dylan has shied away from or knew who to call on our behalf.

I would highly recommend Dylan Short and the Redlands team for any Health and Safety need or HR challenge.

Kari Williams

Owner / CEO, Redline Brewhouse (Barrie) Inc.

I have had the pleasure to work with Dylan Short on several occasions. Dylan is a highly knowledgeable safety professional who effectively bridges the gap between OHS theory and operational practice. Dylan specializes in helping organizations build robust safety systems that support operational deliverables while maximizing positive safety outcomes. I highly recommend Dylan and his team.

Gontran Paget

Manager OHS Student Housing and Community Services, UBC