Young Workers Zone
Youth Video Contest 2017: Focus on Safety

Work is an important part of life, but no job is worth getting hurt over. Workplace injuries happen in a heartbeat but the resulting injuries can have a lasting impact on your ability to do the things you like to do.

Use your creativity to develop an original video that can be used in social media to illustrate the importance of working safely on the job.

The 2017 contest is now closed. Check back for details on the 2018 contest.

Three opportunities to win

Provincial Podium

See the provincial contest pages for full details about prizes awarded at the provincial level.

National Stage

Win your provincial contest and you're onto the national stage! The first place video at the Canadian finals will be awarded $2,000, second place will receive $1,500 and third place will receive $1,000. Plus each winning school will receive a matching prize.

A selection of top videos from the provincial contests will be posted publicly. They will be nationally viewed and voted on by Canadian residents. The video that receives the most votes will receive an additional $1000 prize.

Film Fest

Celebrate NAOSH Week at your organization by holding a Youth Video Contest Film Fest of the winning provincial and territorial entries from all over Canada.

Here’s how to do it:

  • Display posters and send announcements inviting staff to drop in and watch all the top videos from the contest.
  • Turn a meeting room into a theatre by setting up a projector and screen.
  • Connect a laptop with speakers, and run the YouTube playlist of all the top videos.

Ideas and tips for a successful Film Fest

  • Hold your own “Fan Favourite” voting by providing ballots for staff to jot down their favourite video
  • Run the playlist continuously so staff can drop in throughout the day to watch the videos
  • Offer door prizes and a draw for those who complete a Fan Favourite ballot
  • Offer popcorn or other healthy snacks to munch on
  • Share your event photos on social media with the #focusonsafety and #NAOSHWeek hashtags

Download the poster


2017 Canadian Winners

Congratulations to all our winners!


Zach MacMillan-Kenny from Riverview High School in Riverview, New Brunswick won for the video titled
"The Eye"

Ben MacMillan and Jacob MacDonald from Morell Regional High School in Morell, PEI won for the video titled
"Know Your Limits"
Rain Cahigas and Sham Abdullah from Daniel McIntyre Collegiate Institute in Winnipeg, Manitoba won for the video titled
"Your Right to Set Things Right"


Shannen Garibay and Maria Himbeault from Clavet Composite School in Clavet, Saskatchewan received the most votes for their video named "Focus on Safety".

Watch all the inspiring videos from our 2017 National Contest.


Each province/territory has set its own deadline

*Employees of provincial or federal workers' compensation boards, provincial and federal ministries and departments of labour, the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety and their immediate family members are not eligible.


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