Quebec Students Win First Place in 2020 National Video Contest

July 3, 2020 – 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 2020 National Focus on Safety Youth Video Contest.

First place: “Ask Questions”
Producers: Roxanne Lagacé and collaborators: Anne Tardif, Éliane Lebel Lavoie, Léa Filion, Alyson Theberge, Anne-Sara Cousineau, Emmy Ouellet and Sarah-Maude Sirois  
Cégep de Rivière-du-Loup, Quebec

Second place: “Workplace Nightmares”
Producers: Milla Richards, Haley Kutz, Jackson Ali, Nicole Lavallée, Charlotte Brandao, Tristan Fredrickson, Sydney Morris, Brennan McDonald, Ryan Wall, Connor Fletcher and Rudy Kreutzer
Ecole Park High School, Manitoba

Third place: “Irreversible”
Producers: Conor Madill and Mattias Fardy
Matthew McNair 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, 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, Denis St-Jean, Director of Health and Safety, Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC), and Denise Howitt, Executive Board of Directors, Women in Occupational Health and Safety Society.

The 2020 winners and links to all of the winning videos are posted on CCOHS’ Young Workers Zone website:

Quick Facts

  • 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. 

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