MySafeWork Launches "Courageous" Campaign To Save Students' Lives

On The National Workers' Day of Mourning (April 28th) MySafeWork will hold its first annual "Courageous" live-stream event, empowering Canadian students to oppose unsafe work.

TORONTO, April 19, 2017 /CNW/ - Today, 3 Canadians will die on the job. Thousands more will be severely injured.  

Students and other vulnerable workers are most at risk because they are uninformed of their rights and unprepared to ask employers the right questions.

On April 28th, MySafeWork is holding a free live-streamed event called "Courageous." Our goal is to equip Canadian students with the knowledge and boldness to stand up for their rights and oppose unsafe work.

Courageous is a 60-minute presentation, featuring inspirational stories, practical advice from Canada's most prominent business leaders, and a special message from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The event will be hosted by the star of HGTV's Leave it to Bryan, Bryan Baeumler.

"Workplace safety isn't a topic that students often think about, but it's an issue that can change your life in an instant," says Rob Ellis, Founder and President of MySafeWork. "Young Canadians have the power to change the way we think about workplace safety. We want a new generation of workers to stand up and say: enough is enough — even one workplace injury is too many."

The Courageous live-stream begins at 9:00am EST on April 28th, and will be filmed in front of a live studio audience from Zoomer Studios in Liberty Village.

Courageous will be available to watch anytime at starting at 10:00am EST on April 28th.

Courageous is sponsored by:

  • Alectra Utilities
  • Power Workers' Union
  • WSIB
  • eCompliance
  • Bruce Power
  • Goodyear
  • Hydro One

About MySafeWork:

At the age of 18, David Ellis was killed in a workplace accident. He was given limited training and no supervision. It was his second day on the job. After David's death, Rob Ellis started MySafeWork, a not-for-profit organization and registered charity.

Our mission is to prevent workers from getting injured and killed at work. Since 1999, MySafeWork has reached millions of students with a simple message: don't work for a company that doesn't respect you. At the same time, we inspire companies to achieve greatness in safety culture.

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For further information: Caleb Ellis,, (289) 700-4709

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