BRAMPTON, ON, June 14, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Canada's
Labour Minister, today announced the winners of a national social media
video contest entitled "It's Your Job" on workplace safety for young
workers. The winner of the Fan Favourite category for the ages of
18-24, Jackson Ho from Mississauga, met with the Minister.
"These young film-makers can be proud of the excellent films they
created, and more importantly, of their contribution to informing other
young people about their rights to safety in the workplace," said
Minister Raitt to students gathered from the North American Trade
School in Brampton. "Young workers are the future of our economy, and
we are committed to building and sustaining healthy and safe
The national winning submissions are:
18 to 24-Year Old
1."Changement de vie" by Jonathan Phoenix-Boulard and Rémi D. Vincent,
St. Charles-Borromée, Quebec.
2."Les proches" by Anthony Fréchette and Aleck Giguère, Drummondville,
3."La santé auditive" by Sophie Lamontagne, Montreal, Quebec.
Fan Favourite: "La sécurité avant tout" by Jackson Ho and Jessica Ruiz, Mississauga,
1."Workplace Safety" by Christian Arcuri, Vanessa De Maria, Ruby Rose
Komisar and Shandra Romanoff; Robert F. Hall Catholic Secondary School,
2."Chris" by Linnea Ritland; Lord Byng Secondary School, Vancouver,
3."Safety" by Tashika Griffiths and Derek Reid-Wilkinson; Pine Ridge
Secondary School, Pickering, Ontario.
Fan Favourite: "A Workplace Dream" by Jacob Farrel, Luke Halyk and Joel Kereluke;
Foam Lake Composite High School, Foam Lake, Saskatchewan.
The "It's Your Job!" video contest marks the first time that all provincial and territorial governments, the federal
government and Workers Compensation Boards worked together for a
national level contest.
The "It's Your Job" video contest, challenged secondary school students
and those who were not in secondary school (but were between 18-24
years of age) to use their creativity in the development of an original
video that could be used in social media to illustrate to younger
workers the importance of working safely on the job or about their
rights to being paid fairly for the work they do.
In Canada, close to 1 000 workers die every year as a result of
work-related accidents and young workers are far more likely than
adults to be injured on the job. Although they work only 10 percent of
the hours of all workers, young people account for 16 percent of all
Hundreds of videos were submitted from across Canada highlighting the
importance of knowing employee rights, safe work practices, properly
using protective equipment, understanding and following safety
regulations, and reporting unsafe conditions, incidents or illnesses.
The winners were selected by a panel of celebrity judges including Jim
Caruk, Mag Ruffman, Marc Kielburger, Alan Doyle, Paul Kells, Shirley
Hickman, and Jonathan Plante. Fan Favourites were selected by Canadians
through a YouTube vote.
The first place video in both categories is automatically entered to
represent Canada in a 2014 international workplace video contest.
Winning entries received a cash prize and, in the Secondary School
category, an equivalent prize was given to the students' school.
First place video received $2000
Second place video received $1500
Third place video received $1000
Fan favourite video received $1000
To view the submitted videos or for more information on the contest,
visit www.youtube.com/yourjobvotretravail or www.labour.gc.ca.
SOURCE: Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
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