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May 2, 2022 – 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 2022 National Focus on Safety Youth Video Contest.
First place: "L’employé modèle"
Producers: Thomas Laflamme-Gamache, Étienne Petit, Ezekiel Smith, Roger Gamache
Second place: “Identifying Hazards”
Producer: Kiera Sharpley
Charlottetown Rural High School, Prince Edward Island
Third place: “Are You Okay?”
Producer: Eric Shuai
Port Moody 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, Kerry Moraes-Sugiyama, Aboriginal Peoples Television Network, and Sharon DeSousa, Public Service Alliance of Canada.
The 2022 winners and links to all the winning videos are available on CCOHS’ Young Workers Zone website: www.ccohs.ca/youngworkers/video_contest.html.
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