Next Generation Workplace Safety Education
Established in 1991 and registered as a charitable not-for-profit organization in 1995, SafeGen was founded as the Job Safety Skills Society (JSSS). In early 2020, the JSSS rebranded the organization to better reflect the changing millennium, and its mission to educate and empower youth. SafeGen (formerly Job Safety Skills Society) has partnered with educators, industry and government to build a community focused on the safety and wellbeing of youth entering the workforce.
Through our JobSafe™ Program, we provide young workers with the educational services that have helped significantly reduce work-related fatalities, injuries and illness that result from workplace hazards. These job safety courses for teens are available, at no cost, to all publicly-funded junior and senior high schools throughout Alberta, and we encourage schools to use it as an effective Career and Technologies Studies (CTS) resource for both teachers and students.
SafeGen has assisted schools throughout Alberta, Saskatchewan and the Northwest Territories to implement the JobSafe Program. The program is currently used by over 200 schools across these three provinces, with more than 115,000 students having completed the courses and 36,000 certified by SafeGen.
SafeGen is located in the Jerry Forbes Centre for Community Spirit. We are extremely grateful to be a part of this unique community.
Our primary goals are:
- To provide youth with free accredited safety training as they prepare to enter the workforce;
- To empower future generations of workers to take responsibility for the health, safety, and well-being of themselves, their friends, colleagues, and communities;
- And to reduce unnecessary workplace injuries and fatalities among youth.
The JobSafe Program is recognized and supported by the following organizations:
- Alberta Agriculture
- Community and Social Services
- WCB Alberta
- Other public and private agencies and businesses
Board of Directors
Bruce Wilkinson – HSE Align
John Hudson – DETAC Corp.
E. James Wilson – Workers’ Compensation Board – AB
Directors at Large
Rod Davis – Alberta Safety Council
Debra MacFadyen – Alberta Teachers’ Association
Ahlstrom, Wright, Oliver & Cooper