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Jane Sleeth, Managing Director
Jane Sleeth, Managing DirectorHon. B.P. & H.E., B.Sc.PT., C.P.T.

Jane Sleeth

Hon. B.P. & H.E., B.Sc.PT., C.P.T.

Managing Director, Canada

Jane is Founder and Sr Consulting of Optimal Performance Consultants a national Ergonomic & Human Factors Design firm. Jane is a Best-Selling Author and has published 3 books on the topics of design for mental health; design for prevention of back and neck injuries, and design as applied to the prevention of injury and disability in the workplace, all with Thomson-Carswell.

A former professional tennis player who sustained a spinal fracture before moving to the USA on Scholarship, Jane became a Physiotherapist as the level of treatment for high performance athletes was not sophisticated at the time of her injury. Jane was one of Canada’s first Professional Ergonomists & Accessibility Consultants. Her work with companies such as RBC, BMO, Holiday Inn, Chrysler & PwC, McMillan, Weir Foulds, TLOMA, LawPro etc has led to outstanding results & enhanced ergonomic and human factors design practices plus performance enhancements for employees.

With more than 31 years of experience in the application of Ergonomic/Human Factors and Inclusive Design for workplaces, Jane leads the OPC consulting team in Auditing Built Environments for Inclusive Design & Ergonomic elements and HR practices. Jane is deeply involved with the development of Strategic Plans & Policy development with clients in the development of Ergonomic, Human Factors and Inclusive Design.

Jane is a regular sought after national and international speaker. Jane designs all educational programs to fit the learning needs of each client. Jane has also developed methodologies for determining how and if learning has occurred after delivery of educational sessions and webinars to clients.

Jane and her team sit on the National Build Code development Committee; the BIFMA (Business & Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association) Ergonomic design committee; and now the Task Force on COVID-19 & Other Respiratory Infections: Prevention & Preparedness, Resilience and Recovery with WELL in New York.

Optimal Performance Consultants is a long term and fully Certified member of WBECanada which supports diverse owned businesses in North America.

Jane is author of the bestselling books.

  • Return to Work Compliance Toolkit;
  • The Internal Ergonomic Program Book.
  • The “Crisis of Psychological Disabilities in Canadian Workplaces”, Case Studies and Guidance for Human Resource Managers”.
  • Understanding, Preventing and Controlling Back and Neck Pain.