Explore Safety

Note: contests open each spring. Check back then for up-to-date details.

The program
Explore Safety is a program that encourages elementary school students to integrate safety into every activity. The program is simple: teachers submit a safety-related project proposal and, if successful, the Yukon Workers’ Compensation Health and Safety Board (YWCHSB) gives them for $200 for their classroom. Whether it’s in the classroom, in the playground, at home or at work, YWCHSB is asking students and teachers to put their heads together and think about how they can incorporate safety into their daily lives.
Why participate?
Who can participate?
Any Yukon elementary school classroom — from kindergarten to Grade 7 — is welcome and encouraged to submit a proposal. A total of five winners will be chosen.
What’s the prize?
Successful proposals will receive $200 for the classroom. The money does not have to be used for the proposed project. It can be spent however the classroom sees fit.
The proposal
Project proposals should be no longer than one paragraph and include: Projects are chosen based on: innovation, relevance to the theme and potential impact.
Project proposal ideas
Examples of successful project proposals can be found on our contest winners page.These examples are provided for inspiration. Classrooms must generate their own original Explore Safety project proposals.
How do submit my proposal?
Send your proposal in the body of an email to natalie.thivierge@gov.yk.ca with the subject line “Explore Safety”. Submissions should be completed by teachers. Only one proposal per classroom is allowed.


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