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December 20, 2011

SAFE SCHOOLS CONTEST GRANT RECIPIENTS NAMED


Projects Building Awareness of Safety, Health Among Manitoba's Youth: Howard

As part of the province’s action plan to keep young workers safe, 10 entries have been selected and will receive $2,000 grants under the SAFE Schools Grant contest, Labour and Immigration Minister Jennifer Howard announced today.

“The SAFE Schools Grant contest was launched to encourage and educate students and youth on safety and health,” said Howard.  “The grants will help the participants complete innovative projects to incorporate safety in the classroom.”

The contest invited students, classrooms and schools to submit videos, songs, posters and their ideas and proposals to promote SAFE work.  Entries were reviewed in consultation with the Minister’s Advisory Council on Workplace Safety and Health and the Workers of Tomorrow Safety Centre.  Completed projects are to be provided to the province by Feb. 29.  Projects will be shared with other schools to increase awareness of safety and health among Manitoba’s youth and showcased during the 2012 Day of Mourning activities.

“Encouraging young people to think about workplace safety and health while in the classroom will educate them about the importance of safe work practices,” said Education Minister Nancy Allan.  

The SAFE Schools Grant contest was launched in April 2011 to engage Manitoba’s youth in the promotion of safety and health.  Grant recipients include the following schools from across Manitoba.

Winnipeg:

  • Tec Voc High School,
  • Children of the Earth High School, and
  • John Taylor Collegiate.

Brandon:

  • Crocus Plains Regional Secondary School. 

Rural and northern Manitoba:

  • Stonewall Collegiate,
  • one grant to be shared by the Frontier School Division’s northern schools and another by its southern schools,
  • Rossburn Collegiate,
  • Carman Collegiate, and
  • The Helen Betty Osborne Ininiw Education Resource Centre.

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