Focus on Safety Youth Video Contest

Please keep COVID-19 in mind when producing your video for this contest. You may wish to enter a video on your own, create an animated video, or think of another way to show safety on the job without having to go to a workplace site. Be sure to follow all COVID-19 guidance from the Public Health Agency of Canada and your province, and stay home if you have any symptoms or are feeling sick. If you do go outside your home, practice physical distancing, wash your hands, and wear a mask.


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

Visit the contest page for the province in which you reside and follow the instructions to enter your video. Note that each province has set its own deadline.

Is your province not holding a contest? You can still reach the national contest stage by winning our Regional Qualifier

Two opportunities to win

  • Regional Qualifier Application - Now closed for 2021

    Is your province not holding a contest? You can still reach the national contest stage by winning our Regional Qualifier. Plus you and your school will get $1,000 each. See below for all the details.
  • National Stage

    Win your provincial contest or the Regional Qualifier, 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

Shirley Hickman
Executive Director
Threads of Life

Audrey Gilbeau
Executive Director / Governance Advisor
Nokiiwin Tribal Council

Troy Winters
Senior Health and Safety Officer
Health & Safety, Research, and Job Evaluation
Canadian Union of Public Employees


2021 Canadian Winners
Congratulations to all our winners!

First Place

Etienne Foulkes from Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, won for the video titled “Stop the Spread”

Second Place

Nicholas Milczarczyk from Waterloo, Ontario won for the video titled “The Right Gear”

Third Place

Robbie Baker from Richmond, British Columbia won for the video titled “The Power of Precautionary Measures”.

Watch all the inspiring videos from our 2021 National Contest.