Youth safety contests

Every spring, the Yukon Workers’ Compensation Health and Safety Board launches three contests aimed at inspiring a culture of safety among Yukon youth. The contests challenge youth to think creatively about how they can integrate safety into their lives — whether that’s at school, at home or at work. They’re fun, collaborative and encourage youth to think outside of the box about safety culture, giving them a foundation for preventing physical and psychological injuries throughout their lives.

Read the descriptions below to find out more about each contest. Check out the full list of contest winners for 2019 and previous years.

Youth Video Contest

The Youth Video Contest challenges high school students to create a short video about workplace safety. The contest is open to students in Grades 9 to 12. Winners receive a cash prize and join Team Yukon at the Skills Canada National Competition.

Every year there is a new theme that reflects a topic central to workplace safety in the Yukon and across the country. In 2019 the theme was “Mind the Job: not all injuries are physical”. In 2018 the theme was “Weed at Work”.

Check out the full contest details.

Safety Build

The Safety Build contest challenges elementary school students in Grades 1 to 7 to build LEGO models that reflect how they can stay safe during everyday activities. Students use post-it notes to label the build, describing what the danger is and what actions they can take to stay safe. Students then take a picture of their build and send it to YWCHSB for their chance to win a safety-themed LEGO kit.

Check out the full contest details.

Explore Safety

Explore Safety encourages elementary school students — from kindergarten to Grade 7— to integrate safety into every activity. Teachers submit a safety-related project for a chance to receive $200 for the classroom.

Check out the full program details.
 

 

 

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