Mandate, Mission & Vision

ESA has a clear mandate from the Ontario government. Everything we do aims to improve electrical safety for the public. To do this, we anticipate, understand and prevent electrical-related harms.

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Our Vision:

An Ontario where people can live, work and play safe from electrical harm.

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Our Mission:

To improve electrical safety for the well-being of the people of Ontario. 

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Our Mandate:

To promote and undertake activities which enhance public electrical safety including training, inspection, authorization, investigation, registration, enforcement, audit, and other regulatory and non-regulatory public electric safety quality assurance services.


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We can and will make Ontario a safer place for all citizens. 

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We hold ourselves to the highest standards of responsibility and ethical behaviour.

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We will always strive to do better, challenge assumptions, and welcome new ideas.

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We work best when we work together.

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We will take the high road.

The Electrical Safety Authority has a corporate strategy for the years 2020-2025 and an annual business plan that define how the organization will serve its mission and mandate and advance towards its vision.