About Us

Committed to the Safety of Young Workers

The Safety in Schools Foundation of Canada is a registered non-profit organization, formed by industry to address the high rate of workplace injuries among workers and committed to providing young workers with the opportunity to learn the basics about workplace safety before they begin working.

Our goal is to prepare every young person entering the workforce with the knowledge to recognize and avoid hazards, regardless of which career path they choose or industry they work in.

How it Works

Safety in Schools offers a variety of online and in-school programs designed to promote awareness of essential workplace safety concepts and strategies, understanding of worker rights and responsibilities, and commitment to fostering a safety-centered workplace culture.

We use a two-pronged approach to meet this mandate:

  1. Industry-recognized training courses prepare young people with the basic knowledge and tools they need to recognize and mitigate risk and an understanding of their role in workplace safety.
  2. Experience-centered programs provide students with a deeper understanding of the real impact workplace injuries and fatalities have on the people involved and the lessons that can be drawn from these avoidable incidents.

Learn more about our online and in school programs.

Our Success

The Safety in Schools online program is available in more than 320 schools across Western Canada and has awarded more than 96,000 valid workplace safety training certificates to date.

Through our in school speaking program, we have reached more than 9,200 students directly with in-person presentations from survivors of workplace injuries.

How We Succeed

The day to day operation of Safety in Schools is entirely industry funded.

Our Founding Partners – ComplyWorks Ltd. and Gemini SWIFT Learning – provide the infrastructure and support needed to run the program, while program delivery, continuous improvement and expansion activities are funded by our generous sponsors.

Along with our Founding Partners and Sponsors, we work with many different partners to develop content, reach new audiences, and promote shared messaging and resources.

Project Funding

Ongoing content development and our in-school speaking program are largely funded through project-based grants.

Since 2014, Safety in Schools has completed 6 projects funded through Alberta’s Creative Sentencing Program and 2 funded by the Alberta OHS Innovation and Engagement Grant Program.

Governance

The Safety in Schools Foundation of Canada is an Alberta registered non-profit organization.

Our Board of Directors is formed by independent members who provide oversight and ensure transparency in our operations.

Our Advisory Council is formed by Industry Leaders who share our common goals of educating Canadian youth in safety and respect before they enter the workforce.