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Media Release: Iqaluit Student Wins First Place in Workplace Safety Video Competition

23rd Apr 2021

Iqaluit, NU (April 23, 2021) – A video by Skills Canada Nunavut participant, Cassidy Devereaux, encouraging youth to think about workplace safety has won first place in the Workers’ Safety and Compensation (WSCC) annual video contest.

Devereaux’s video, “Summer Student Safety”, is a claymation short showing how students can prevent workplace incidents and injuries while on the job this summer. Their video won $1,000 with a matching prize of $1,000 for Skills Canada NU. 

“Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s contest. The creative entries from youth in Nunavut and the Northwest Territores are such a great way for young people to get involved and help spread the important message about staying safe at work,” said Debbie Molloy, WSCC President & CEO.

“Summer Student Safety” will be entered on behalf of Nunavut and the Northwest Territories to the national competition run by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS). Winners will be announced on May 5th, 2021. In 2019, NWT contest winners from Sir John Franklin High School in Yellowknife won 1st place in the National youth video contest, with prize of $2000 and an equivalent amount awarded to their school. 


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Maggie Collins
Communications Manager
Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission
Northwest Territories and Nunavut T: (867) 920-3854