About Us

Our Team

The Executive Team

WestCana has assembled a world-class team with decades of industry experience in various Support Service settings. The Executive Team consists of the President & Chief Executive Officer, Executive Vice President, and Corporate Vice President of Operations. This Executive Team directs the overall corporate strategy and works with the operations teams to oversee the day to day business.

Art Forster

Art Forster

President and Chief Executive Officer

Art Forster oversees the strategic direction of WestCana and other affiliated companies and is extremely passionate about being an “Employer of Choice”. Art has over 30 years’ experience in the support services and health care fields.

Yasser Barsoum

Yasser Barsoum

Executive Vice President

As Executive Vice President, Yasser Barsoum has been with the group of companies since August 2006 and brings more than 20 years of diverse international management experience. Before assuming his current role as Executive Vice President, Yasser held a variety of positions with major global brands.

 Paul Woodhouse

Paul Woodhouse

Vice President Strategy & Business Development

As the Vice President Strategy & Business Development, Paul’s role is overseeing all aspects of the organization, seeking business opportunities and working with clients to develop strong and cohesive partnerships.

The Operations Team

Reporting to the Executive Team is the Operations Team. WestCana Operations Managers are assigned a number of locations with the primary responsibility being to ensure organizational effectiveness by providing leadership, mentorship, education, and support to each of the sites. Another member of the team includes a Compliance & Quality Assurance Manager responsible for ensuring all aspects of quality and compliance standards are met through regular site-level audits and education.

Head Office Support

WestCana also offers Head Office support through a team that includes departments such as Human Resources, Payroll, Accounting, Marketing, WorkSafe Claim Management, and Occupational Health & Safety.