Provincial and national student workplace safety video contest winners announced

Canada and Saskatchewan labour ministers celebrate It's Your Job! video contest with students at Humboldt Collegiate Institute

HUMBOLDT, SK, May 23, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Canada's Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, and the Honourable Don Morgan, Saskatchewan's Minister of Education and Minister of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety, announced the winners of the second annual It's Your Job! video contest.

Humboldt Collegiate Institute students Dylan Pappenfoot, Logan Seipp and Dylan Stadnyk won the provincial award and received the most votes in the National Fan Favourite category for their video Just Ask.

The contest engages high school aged youth in the development and production of workplace safety videos, to promote workplace safety among their peers.

Every province and territory conducts its own It's Your Job! contest and the winners are eligible in two national categories, one selected by a panel of celebrity judges and the other, the fan favourite, selected by Canadians across the country through an online vote. The winners selected by the celebrity judges are:

First place: Ben Croskery from John McCrae Secondary School in Ontario won for the video entitled On Call.
Second place: Pranay Noel from St. Francis Xavier Catholic Secondary School in Ontario won for the video entitled Flower.
Third place: Dane Cutcliffe from Colonel Gray High School in Prince Edward Island won for the video entitled Lost Dreams.

Quick Facts

  • This year's It's Your Job! video contest ran from the fall until the end of May.
  • For placing first in Saskatchewan, Humboldt Collegiate Institute received $1,000 and the three students split another $1,000.
  • In the fan favourite category, Humboldt Collegiate Institute's video, Just Ask, received 4,633 of the 20,209 votes cast for the 25 entries.
  • For winning in the fan favourite category, the three students split $1,000.
  • Winners of the national celebrity judging category received $2,000 for first place, $1,500 for second place and $1,000 for third place.

Quotes

"I applaud these students for getting the word out to young Canadians about workers' rights and staying safe on the job. Making sure that today's youth are informed means safer and healthier workplaces for all Canadians in the future."
- The Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women

"Congratulations Dylan, Logan and Dylan for winning the contest and showing youth across Canada that if you need help you should just ask. Your efforts are helping protect young workers by showing them their health and safety rights and responsibilities and what hazards exist on the job."
- The Honourable Don Morgan, Q.C., Minister of Education and Minister of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety, Government of Saskatchewan

Associated Links

Just Ask - Fan favourite winner
On Call - First place national winner
Flower - Second place national winner
Lost Dreams - Third place national winner
It's Your Job! video contest

SOURCE: Employment and Social Development Canada

For further information:

Andrew McGrath
Press Secretary
Office of the Hon. Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, P.C., O.Ont., M.P.
Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women
819-953-5646
andrew.mcgrath@labour-travail.gc.ca  

Media Relations Office
Employment and Social Development Canada
819-994-5559
media@hrsdc-rhdcc.gc.ca 
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Shannon McMillan
Government of Saskatchewan
Communications Consultant
Communications Branch, Ministry of Advanced Education
Communications Branch, Ministry of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety
306-787-0253
www.ae.gov.sk.ca
www.lrws.gov.sk.ca 

Heather Getz
Manager, Social Marketing
Communications
Saskatchewan Workers' Compensation Board
306-533-9746
hgetz@wcbsask.com
Twitter: @worksafesask


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