May 3, 2021 – Hamilton, ON – Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS)
Today, the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) announced the winners of the 2021 National Focus on Safety Youth Video Contest.
First place: “Stop the Spread”
Producer: Etienne Foulkes
École François Buote, Prince Edward Island
Second place: “The Right Gear”
Producer: Nicholas Milczarczyk
Resurrection Catholic Secondary School, Ontario
Third place: “The Power of Precautionary Measures”
Producer: Robbie Baker
Hugh Boyd Secondary School, British Columbia
The video contest challenged youth across the country to use their creativity to produce an original video that could be used in social media to illustrate to younger workers the importance of working safely on the job. Contestants and their affiliated organizations, institutions, or schools had a chance to win cash prizes, and provincial/territorial, regional, and national recognition.
Eight entries were accepted for national consideration from provincial, territorial, and regional contests. The videos entered in the national contest were evaluated by a panel of judges consisting of Shirley Hickman, Executive Director, Threads of Life, Audrey Gilbeau, Executive Director/Governance Advisor, Nokiiwin Tribal Council, and Troy Winters, Senior Health and Safety Officer, Health & Safety, Research, and Job Evaluation, Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE).
The 2021 winners and links to all of the winning videos are posted on CCOHS’ Young Workers Zone website: www.ccohs.ca/youngworkers/video_contest.html.
The national contest is sponsored by CCOHS; CCOHS also contributes to the prizes for the regional, provincial, and territorial contest winners.
Contestants and their affiliated organizations/institutions (schools) have an opportunity to win cash prizes, and regional/provincial/territorial and national recognition.
The winning videos from each of the regional/provincial/territorial contests are entered into the national contest.
The first-place video at the Canadian finals will win $2,000, second place will receive $1,500, and third place will receive $1,000. Each winning school or institution will also receive a matching prize.