Educating youth about workplace health and safety is a critical endeavour in our province. Every year, thousands of youth aged 15-24, are injured on the job site – most of the injuries preventable. We at SafeGen believe that through education and advocacy, we can see this number decrease and work towards a safer, healthier future generation of workers.
We are thrilled to announce that Alberta Jobs, Economy and Northern Development has chosen to take a stand for youth workplace safety as well, awarding our small charity with $150,000 to continue the development and delivery of our programming.
“Supporting students as they explore careers means giving them the tools to make responsible decisions on the job. This is a key part of the Renewed Alberta Advantage, because it keeps young Albertans safe, creates vibrant workforces that attract job creators and helps our economy grow even stronger.”