British Columbia Student Wins National Video Contest

News release

For Immediate Release

May 6, 2024 – Hamilton, ON – Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS)

Today, the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) announced the winners of the national 2024 Focus on Safety Youth Video Contest during the national launch of Safety and Health Week.

First place: "(Do Not) Disturb"
Producer: Leo Teixeira
Kitsilano Secondary School, British Columbia

Second place: "Distractions – How to Prevent Hand and Finger Injuries"
Producers: Caryl Jazz Cruz, Ethan Langit, Sean Monfero, Evan Rivard
Sisler High School, Manitoba

Third place: "Good Visibility is No Accident"
Producer: Bethany Reid
Corner Brook Regional High, Newfoundland and Labrador

The video contest challenged youth across the country to use their creativity to produce an original video that could be used in social media to illustrate to younger workers the importance of good work practices and being safe on the job. Contestants and their affiliated organizations, institutions, or schools had a chance to win cash prizes, and provincial/territorial, regional, and national recognition.

Eight entries were accepted for national consideration from provincial and territorial contests. The videos were evaluated by a panel of judges consisting of Shirley Hickman, Executive Director, Threads of Life; Ken Welsh, Manager of Operations, APTN; Gareth Jones, President and CEO, National Safety Council; and Chelsea Wong, Volunteer Youth Advisory Group, Youth Mental Health Canada.

Details about the contest are available on the CCOHS Young Workers Zone website:

A playlist of all of the contest videos can be viewed here:

Quick facts

  • The national contest is sponsored by CCOHS; CCOHS also contributes to the prizes for the regional, provincial, and territorial contest winners.

  • Contestants and their affiliated organizations/institutions (schools) have an opportunity to win cash prizes, and regional/provincial/territorial and national recognition.

  • The winning videos from each of the regional/provincial/territorial contests are entered into the national contest.

  • The first-place video at the Canadian finals wins $2,000, second place receives $1,500, and third place receives $1,000. Each winning school or institution also receives a matching prize. 


For More Information (Media Only):­

Jennifer Howse 
Senior Communications Specialist 
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) 
(289) 442-4057

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