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May 2, 2023 – 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 2023 National Focus on Safety Youth Video Contest.
First place: "Safety is no accident"
Producers: Lucas Freeley, Jerico Manaloto
Holy Rosary High School Lloydminster Catholic School Division, Saskatchewan
Second place: "Un jeu d’enfant"
Producer: Cédric Loubier
Third place: "Sécurité au travail"
Producer: Lilianne Gagné
Mathieu Martin, New Brunswick
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.
Nine 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, National Executive, APTN; Andrew Shaver, Past National Executive Vice-President, Union of National Employees Public Service Alliance of Canada and Chelsea Wong, Volunteer Youth Advisory Group, Youth Mental Health Canada.
Details about the contest are available on CCOHS’ Young Workers Zone website: www.ccohs.ca/youngworkers/video_contest.html.
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