The Yukon Workers’ Compensation Health and Safety Board (YWCHSB) is launching the all new Safety Culture Contest for Yukon students from Kindergarten to Grade 12. The theme is “promoting respectful and kind behaviour at home, school, work and play.”
The contest challenges students to think creatively about how they integrate safety into their lives. Students can enter creative projects from any cultural genre, from film to literary arts, plastic arts to music. Entries could be a song, a video, a sculpture, a poster, or any other project that promotes respectful and kind behaviour during everyday activities.
Contest prizes—including ski passes, camping passes, CGC passes and gift certificates at a number of local businesses—are aimed at encouraging families to spend time together doing healthy activities and getting involved in the local community.
YWCHSB believes that learning about safety at home, at school, at play and at work gives children and youth a foundation for preventing injuries throughout their lives. This contest aims to help inspire a culture of physical and psychological safety amongst the next generation of Yukon workers.
Visit wcb.yk.ca/contests for prize descriptions and entry details.
QuotesIncreasing awareness of the benefits of health promotion can contribute to changing societal attitudes towards safety and risk management. That’s why our work with Yukon’s youth is so integral to our overall goal of preventing disability.
– Board of Directors Chair Mark Pike
Our new Safety Culture Contest promotes creative expression, joy and, with dozens of prizes that support local businesses, ways to deeply engage with our community. After a year of living through the hardships of a pandemic, we know there is no better time to launch a contest that promotes health and well-being, both on an individual and a community level.
–President/CEO Kurt Dieckmann
- Participants must be Yukon students between Kindergarten and Grade 12. They can enter into one of three categories: Kindergarten to Grade 3, Grades 4 to 7 or Grades 8 to 12. There are first, second and third prizes for each age category.
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