Safety in Schools Blog

National Day of Mourning

The National Day of Mourning is a stark reminder of why we do the work that we do. Too many families have been torn apart. Too many lives have been lost or changed forever, and it affects all of us. No paycheck is worth a life and no job is worth dying for. According to
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Dig Safe This Spring

Each April, Common Ground Alliances across North America raise awareness about damage prevention and safe digging as part of Dig Safe Month. Dig Safe Month coincides with the unofficial start of the spring digging season to remind homeowners, contractors and others to CALL or CLICK before you dig. Wherever you are located in Canada, or
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Celebrating 100,000 Certificates

Safety in Schools, our Founding Partners and Lead Sponsor, are excited to announce the award of our 100,000th safety training certificate. That’s more than $3.5 million worth of workplace safety training delivered at no cost to students to date! This is a huge milestone and we could not have achieved it without the ongoing support
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Before You Dig Partners 2020 Webinar Series

Before You Dig Partners 2020 Webinar Series

Alberta One-Call, BC One-Call and Click Before You Dig Manitoba recently joined forces as Before You Dig Partners to bring a new ticket entry software to Western Canada. Recent analyses have shown that excavators placing their own requests through the web service has a dramatic effect on the reduction of utility damages (relative to requests
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Wishing You a Safe and Merry Holiday Season!

We would like to wish you and your loved ones a safe and happy holiday season and all the best in 2020. Thank you to all of our supporters for making 2019 another successful year. With your continued support over the past 12 months, we were able to: Add 2 new courses to our Safety
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New Course: Cyberbullying and Digital Citizenship

Cyberbullying, like any form of bullying, can be damaging to the self-esteem, reputation and emotional/mental health of the person targeted. However, cyberbullying can be relentless in ways that face-to-face bullying is not – it can reach a victim anywhere at any time. This is why our course provider and Founding Partner, SWIFT Learning, worked with
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Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week

November 17-23 is Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week across Canada. In this post, we will explore some of the basics of what constitutes bullying and how you can play a positive role in preventing bullying and supporting people who have been targeted. Jump to the bottom to see information on bullying awareness and prevention courses
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Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week

November 1-7 is Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week. Fire and emergency officials, as well as municipal, provincial and federal governments across the country are asking Canadians to brush up on our Carbon Monoxide safety and prevention practices. What is Carbon Monoxide? Carbon monoxide (CO) is an invisible, odourless and colourless toxic gas produced by the burning
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End of Year Report

2018-2019 was another year of consistent growth for Safety in Schools, both in Alberta and into neighbouring provinces. Along with consistent growth in our program usage this year, we developed two more courses and completed another successful school tour. By the Numbers From June 2018 to June 2019, we experienced a 15% increase in the
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Safety in Schools Supports Healing and Incident Prevention Through Creative Sentencing

What is Creative Sentencing? Creative Sentencing has existed for decades but was largely confined to the environmental field. It was applied in a few OHS cases in Alberta in 2000 but gained momentum around 2014 as solutions were examined to prevent incidents and deaths. Creative Sentencing is rooted in Restorative Justice, which emphasizes repairing the
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