Focus on Safety Youth Video Contest


Work is an important part of life, but no job is worth getting hurt over. Workplace injuries happen in a heartbeat but the resulting injuries can have a lasting impact on your ability to do the things you like to do.

Use your creativity to develop an original video that can be used in social media to illustrate the importance of working safely on the job.

How to enter

The 2019 contest is now closed. Check back for details on the 2020 contest.

Two opportunities to win

  • Provincial Podium

    See the provincial contest pages for full details about prizes awarded at the provincial level.
  • National Stage

    Win your provincial contest and you're onto the national stage! The first place video at the Canadian finals will be awarded $2,000, second place will receive $1,500 and third place will receive $1,000. Plus each winning school will receive a matching prize.
  • Meet the Judges

    • Anne Tennier
      President and CEO, CCOHS

    • Sarah Wheelan
      Communications Coordinator, Threads of Life

    • Travis McLennon
      Dick Martin Scholarship Award recipient

Film Fest

Celebrate Safety and Health Week (May 5-11, 2019) at your organization by holding a Youth Video Contest Film Fest of the winning entries from all over Canada.

Here's how to do it:

  • Display posters and send announcements inviting staff to drop in and watch all the top videos from the contest.
  • Turn a meeting room into a theatre by setting up a projector and screen.
  • Connect a laptop with speakers, and run the YouTube playlist of all the top videos.

Ideas and tips for a successful Film Fest:

  • Hold your own Fan Favourite voting by providing ballots for staff to jot down their favourite video.
  • Run the playlist continuously so staff can drop in throughout the day to watch the videos.
  • Offer door prizes and a draw for those who complete a Fan Favourite ballot.
  • Offer popcorn or other healthy snacks to munch on.
  • Share your event photos on social media with the #FocusOnSafety and #SafetyAndHealthWeek hashtags.

Download the poster

Deadline for Entry

Each province/territory has set its own deadline

2019 Canadian Winners

There was a three-way tie for first place. Congratulations to all our winners!
  • Jacob Markham, Etienne Loney, Erik Wiebe, Bennett Sidloski, and Meghan Rempel from Winnipeg, Manitoba, won for the video titled "Safety is Not a Joke"
  • Kahless Christopher from Windsor, Ontario, won for the video titled "Training Works"
  • Braeden Cordero, Markus Cluff, and Tamara Jovic from Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, won for the video titled "Workplace Spook"

Watch all the inspiring videos from our 2019 National Contest.