130 Albert Street, Suite 908
Ottawa, ON K1P 5G4
Phone: (613) 238-2300
Toll-free: (855) 238-9707
Fax: (613) 238-8840
Meet the H2H® Team
Born and raised in Toronto, Joseph Maloney has been a member of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers since 1974. He got started as an apprentice in Local 128 in Toronto, where he served in many elected offices, including Business Manager. In 1991, Joe was a member of the Governor General’s Canadian Studies Tour.
Joe graduated from the Harvard University Trade Union Program in 1993, and shortly thereafter he was appointed as Director of the Canadian Office for the Building and Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO. He was elected Secretary-Treasurer of the Department in January 2000. Through its affiliated international unions, the Department, based in Washington, DC, represents more than three million tradespeople throughout North America.
Joe was the founder, and served as a member of the Board of Directors, of Helmets to Hardhats in the United States. McGraw-Hill Publishing’s ENR Magazine named Joe its “2004 Man of the Year” for his work in creating this innovative and outstanding program.
In October 2005, Joe returned to his roots in the Boilermakers union, and served as International Vice President for Canada until December 2018.
Joe is the founder of the Canadian Helmets to Hardhats program and is currently the National Executive Director of H2H. Joe has also served as President of the Quality Control Council of Canada, and as a trustee on the boards of directors of various funds throughout Canada.
In 2016, for his work in founding the Canadian H2H program, Joe was awarded Canada’s Meritorious Service Cross by Governor General David Johnston. The award recognizes Canadians for exceptional deeds that bring honour to our country.
Joe and his wife Jeanette live in Markham, Ontario and have been married for 43 years, with two children and two grandchildren.
"As a retired senior officer who enjoyed a
wonderful career in the Canadian Forces, I see this as an opportunity
for me to assist the dedicated men and women of the Canadian Forces in
making a smooth transition into a new and rewarding career."
(Retired) Gregory Matte is a former CF-18 fighter pilot and a Fighter
Weapons Instructor “Top Gun” graduate with extensive operational
mission experience. He has been assigned multiple command positions
during his career, including as the Task Force Commander for all
Canadian flying operations in the Balkans, as well as the Commander of
4 Wing Cold Lake in Alberta. One of his final assignments in the
military was Chief of Staff for the co-ordination of the air, land and
sea security for the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics.
He was awarded the Governor General's Gold Medal upon graduation from
Royal Roads Military College with a degree in Physics and Computer
Science, and later completed a Masters Degree in Defence Management and
Planning from the Royal Military College of Canada. A running
enthusiast, he won the Canadian Forces national championship in the
marathon in 2003, and subsequently competed for Canada in the World
Military Games in Palermo, Sicily that same year. Active in martial
arts, he has a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Taekwon Do.
Brigadier-General Matte retired from the Canadian Forces in September
2010 after 29 years of service, and following an assignment in the
public service and work in the private sector, was selected as the
National Executive Director of the Helmets to Hardhats® Canada program
in May 2012. In addition to these responsibilities, he’s also pursuing
part-time PhD studies in Public Policy and Administration at Carleton
University, with a focus on correlating post-secondary education with
workforce requirements in Canada.
"After a wonderful and enjoyable 37 year career in
the Canadian Army, I wanted to continue to get involved with our
soldiers of the CAF. Helmets to Hardhats® Canada has given me this
opportunity to assist our future veterans to an easy transition toward
a new exciting career in the Building trades."
Normand Trépanier was born in St-Tite in Mauricie, QC. He enlisted in
the CAF in September 1975 and completed his Basic Military Training at
CFB St-Jean-Sur-Richelieu. After his basic Artilleryman training, he
embarked on a long and prosperous career as a NCM. During his first 15
years, he was posted to various Artillery Units and Schools in Canada
and Germany and held positions such as Gun Detachment member, Gun 2I/C,
Instructor in various Gun and Missile systems and Gun Detachment
commander in Field Arty as well as Air Defense Arty. He participated in
many Unit, Brigade and NATO Exercises. Normand has participated in
Border security during the Montreal Olympic games, part of the team
securing the Montreal Penitentiary institutions, and participated to
three United Nations Missions.
He was promoted Chief Warrant Officer
after 15 years of services and for the next 22 years he was involved in
many senior positions at the Tactical, Operational and Strategic level,
assisting Commanders at several levels leading the Institution. As a
Formation level CWO, he assisted other Formation CPO1/CWO in the new
Development Period in training and education level, concentrating in
the Development Period 4 and 5 for senior Institutional leadership
education & training. He was deployed in two internationals
missions: Bosnia-Herzegovina and El-Gora Egypt, holding senior level
positions. He later became the second Director of the Non Commission
Member Professional Development Center at the College Militaire Royal
of St-Jean-sur-Richelieu. Before his retirement in 2012 the Canadian
Forces CWO appointed him the new Quality of Life CWO for military
members and their families.
Governor General of Canada, her Excellency
Michaëlle Jean, appointed Normand Trépanier to the Order of Member
Military Merit in 2006