The Williams Group of Companies Ltd.and has been providing products and services to customers throughout Alberta and Saskatchewan since 2011. We are a 100% family-owned business, a proud member of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business and a Certified Aboriginal Business. Over the years, we have expanded our lines of business to include Chamber Office Supplies, Western Office, Western Business Solutions and IQ Productions. We have expanded from a Central Alberta-based company to a team with members in Calgary, Edmonton, Moose Jaw, Stettler, Eckville and our home base in beautiful Sylvan Lake, Alberta.
We are proud to have been recognized for our efforts on numerous occasions by the Sylvan Lake Chamber of Commerce - which has been our head office location since 2011.
2019 Customer Service Excellence Winner
2015 Customer Service Excellence Winner
2018 Small Business of the Year Finalist
2017 Green Business Award Finalist
We believe it is important to give back to our community. These are some of the organizations we currently volunteer our time to:
Ruth Shead Memorial Scholarship Fund
Lacombe Chamber of Commerce (current)
Sylvan Lake Community Partners (current)
Sylvan Lake Minor Football Association (current)
Tools4School Sylvan Lake (current)
Town of Sylvan Lake Municipal Planning Commission (2015 - 2021)
Michael is the front person on most things Williams Group with his primary focus being logistics and supply chain between our suppliers and end customers.
As a partner in the Williams Group, Denise oversees all corporate branding and the Ruth Shead Memorial Scholarship program.
Isiah oversees IQ Productions, marketing and content creation for Chamber Office Supplies and manages our Edmonton and area accounts.
Rich oversees Saskatchewan Government accounts and Moose Jaw/Regina territory as a managing partner through our subsidiary Western Business Solutions (Moose Jaw).
Todd and his wife Krista oversee Eastern Alberta accounts as an independent agent operating through their company Stettler Business Solutions.
Liming is our IT lead and director of our technical project services. Calgary based with over 30 years of IT project management Liming has worked with multiple levels of government and private industry.
Kirk van der Veen
Video Producer Extraordinaire, Kirk is our YYC hired gun we bring in for specialty production work on our IQ Productions division.
The Williams Group of Companies are proud members of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB). The mission of CCAB is to promote, strengthen and enhance a prosperous Indigenous economy through the fostering of business relationships, opportunities, and awareness for all members.
The Williams Group of Companies Ltd. and its subsidiaries are fully committed to the health, safety, and well-being of our employees, contractors, visitors, and all individuals within our premises. This Health and Safety Policy outlines our unwavering dedication to maintaining the highest standards of safety, ensuring compliance with regulations and best practices, and fostering a culture of safety across our organization.
2. Process to Identify Hazards
We acknowledge that the identification and mitigation of hazards are paramount in maintaining a safe workplace. To this end, we have established the following procedures:
• Regular and systematic hazard assessments will be conducted across all our work areas.
• Employees, contractors, and visitors are encouraged to promptly report potential hazards and near-miss incidents.
• Hazard identification and risk assessments will be documented, reviewed periodically, and updated as necessary.
• Swift corrective actions will be implemented to address identified hazards.
3. Documented Safety Procedures/Practices for High Hazard Work
For tasks and areas classified as high hazard work, we will create and maintain documented safety procedures and practices. These will include detailed guidelines, comprehensive training, and stringent controls to mitigate the risks associated with such activities.
4. Procedure to Respond to Emergencies
The Williams Group of Companies Ltd. and its subsidiaries will have an Emergency Response Plan in place, detailing the actions to be taken in the event of workplace emergencies. This plan will be routinely reviewed, communicated to all personnel, and drills will be conducted to ensure preparedness.
5. Defined Safety Roles and Responsibilities
Safety is a shared responsibility and requires the active engagement of all employees. To facilitate effective safety management, we have defined the following roles and responsibilities:
• Senior Management: Responsible for setting safety objectives, providing necessary resources, and leading by example.
• Supervisors: Responsible for implementing safety policies, overseeing safety procedures, and ensuring compliance within their areas of responsibility.
• Employees and Contractors: Responsible for following safety policies, reporting hazards and incidents, and participating in safety training.
• Health and Safety Committee: Responsible for advising on safety matters, conducting safety audits, and making recommendations for improvements.
6. Documented Safety Inspections and Maintenance
Routine safety inspections and maintenance activities will be conducted to ensure a safe working environment. This encompasses inspections of workplaces, tools, and equipment. All findings will be documented, and corrective actions will be taken promptly.
7. WHMIS Program
The Williams Group of Companies Ltd. and its subsidiaries are committed to strict adherence to the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) regulations. This commitment includes labeling hazardous products, providing Safety Data Sheets (SDSs), and ensuring employees receive appropriate training in the safe handling of hazardous materials. All supervisors, managers and staff are required to complete accredited WHMIS training prior to employment.
We encourage all employees, contractors, and visitors to promptly report all workplace incidents, including injuries, near-misses, and hazards. To download the Incident Reporting Process click here.
10. Procedure to Investigate Incidents
The Williams Group of Companies Ltd. and its subsidiaries are dedicated to the investigation of all incidents to identify root causes and implement corrective actions. This procedure will ensure that all incidents are thoroughly investigated, analyzed, and appropriate corrective actions are taken to prevent future occurrences. To view our Incident Review Process click here.
This General Health and Safety Policy is a dynamic document that will be reviewed and updated regularly to align with changing regulations, best practices, and the evolving needs of our organization. We are committed to fostering a culture of safety, and this commitment is shared by all levels of our organization.