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International Youth Day is a day to celebrate innovative, intelligent young people that consistently and creatively contribute to society and our global activities. You can be a youth supporter by: Asking for input from youth you work with or that are in your house hold. Actively listening to ideas. Providing guidance and mentorship. Passing on [...]
Young Worker Safety Month is back, and this year the theme is: Finding Your New Normal: Self-Care Tips for Young Workers The second annual Young Worker Safety Month (YWSM 2021) will be launched throughout Alberta this August. SafeGen (formerly Job Safety Skills Society) has again teamed up with the Canadian Mental Health Association, Alberta Division [...]
At SafeGen we are all about celebrating the importance of education and the role it has to play in our future generation's success. Without it, Alberta would be at a huge disadvantage. Staying engaged with learning during the past year has been a challenge and any assistance we can give to our young adults will [...]
July 5th is National Injury Prevention Day. Join us in promoting awarenesses about injury prevention, and why it's so important to be diligent in injury prevention. At SafeGen, we work to educate youth about workplace injury prevention, and the effects that even a seemingly small accident can have on your life. We encourage everyone to [...]
Working in retail can be a great summer job, or a great career choice. We want to make sure that you are properly prepared to excel in this environment, so let’s look at some of the hazards, and how to avoid them. Slips, trips and falls account for many injuries in the retail space, mostly [...]
This year's mental health week is all about naming and expressing emotions. Don't numb it, name it! Talk about how you feel, with someone you trust. Things may be extra stressful right now, which is why we have to work to protect our mental health even more. And voicing your emotions doesn't just mean angry [...]
Safety and Health week is a time to celebrate workplace safety education and training, and renew your commitment to safety! What is one thing you could do as community member, employee or employer, to prevent injury and illness in the workplace and at home? Here are a few ideas: Sunday: Make sure your garage is [...]
Young Worker Safety Month is a partnership between SafeGen, HeadsUp, and CMHA, Alberta Division. We will chat about workplace safety with a focus on mental health, and run an Instagram contest for amazing prizes! Check back at the end of July to see all of the details and how you can enter to win.
Celebrate youth and their special skills this year on July 15! "The aim of WYSD is to recognize the strategic importance of equipping young people with skills for employment, decent work and entrepreneurship, and to highlight the crucial role of skilled youth in addressing current and future global challenges." The world is in the hands [...]
In September, we announced the start of our very first Youth Workplace Safety Video Contest, open to youth in Alberta. The response was great, and we were amazed with the quality and originality of the videos. We would like to say thank you to the students who sacrificed their time and effort to make this [...]
Bullying in any situation is uncalled for and certainly not the fault of the victim. Unfortunately, in Canada one in six employees report being bullied at some point during their career. Workplace bullying encompasses everything from physical altercations to sexual harassment to verbal attacks. Everyone has the right to a safe work environment but unfortunately [...]