Youth Safety Education Day

Another successful year of Youth Safety Education Day has come and gone, and we had SO MUCH FUN! Click here to access our Recap for 2022!

On behalf of Service Hospitality and our 4,100 members, we would like to thank everyone who partnered, sponsored and got involved with this year’s activities and events. You have helped bring awareness and education to the youth of our province about the importance of mental health and workplace health and safety to the forefront. We truly appreciate your support and hope you will join us again next year! 

Did you know? Young and new workers are the most at risk for injury on the job. Each year in Saskatchewan, approximately 3,200 youth under 25 are injured on the job, and an average of two die yearly from a workplace incident. Young workers are a vital part of our workforce. In 2022, our connection with schools, organizations and industry members helped us reach over 75,000 youth across Saskatchewan (and the country!) about the importance of workplace health and safety. 

What is Youth Safety Education Day?

Youth Safety Education Day (YSED) occurs annually on September 10th. The purpose of this day is to provide meaningful safety education, leadership and awareness for youth across Saskatchewan and beyond (up to the age of 25) about the importance of workplace health and safety, safety at school and play while socializing and personal mental health. Gaining this valuable information before young workers take their first step into the workplace or while currently employed in their first jobs is a KEY step in injury prevention. 

YSED2022 (Stay tuned for 2023 info!) 

Youth are working or heading to work – whether to their first summer job, returning to a part-time position after summer break or beginning their first day in a new career. That is why there is no better time than the beginning of September to focus on workplace health and safety. YOU will be a safety leader this year by getting involved in the following ways listed below. Participate in these FREE activities and events during Youth Safety Education Day week (September 6th – 10th) for your chance to win prizes for yourself, your classroom and your workplace!

#1 Become an official YSED Partner and get involved during Youth Safety Education Day Week (Sept 6th – 10th)

Mental Well-Being Prize
Valued at $1,500

What it includes:
*1-year subscription to the Calm App
*$150 Indigo Gift Card
*$150 Sport Chek Gift Card
*Yoga Gear
*Buddha Board
*Sponsor and Service Hospitality Swag AND MORE!

Our Mental Well-Being Prize Winner was Mingshan from the Government of Saskatchewan. Congrats!

#2 Register for our FREE Virtual Youth Safety Education Day Events from Sept 7th – 9th to be entered to win!

By registering and attending our Mental Health Matters event featuring Service Hospitality Safety Advisor Beyanka Lodongi on September 7th, you were entered to win our special sponsorship prize! 

This year’s Sponsorship Prize Winner was Rebecca from the Sun West School Division. Congrats!

By registering and attending our Make Safety Personal events (two available live streams to choose from on Sept 8th/9th) with special guest speaker Candace Carnahan, you were entered to win our YSED 2022 GRAND PRIZE valued at over $1,500!

YSED 2022 Grand Prize
Valued at $1,500

What it Includes:
*Nintendo Switch
*Nintendo Switch Games
*$150 Indigo Gift Card
*Portable Waterproof Speaker
*Sponsor and Service Hospitality Swag and MORE!

This year’s YSED2022 Grand Prize Winner was Shelley from Bedford Road Collegiate – Saskatoon Public School Division. Congrats!

Understanding the Stats

Young workers ages 14-24 make up a significant part of our workforce. Almost one-third of high school students work while attending school full-time. Many will continue to work in the service and hospitality industries while participating in post-secondary education programs. Too often, a young person’s first work experiences are not as rewarding as they should be.

  • New workers have a higher rate of injury – especially during the first six months of a job. (Source: CCOHS – The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety)

  • Each year in Saskatchewan, approximately 3,200 youth under the age of 25 are injured on the job, and an average of two die from a workplace incident. (Source: WCB 2021 Annual Report – Page 47)

  • Mental illness interferes with the ability to complete physical job tasks about 20% of the time and reduces cognitive performance about 35% of the time and this increases the chance for workplace injury.  (Source: Centre for Disease Control)

  • Young people aged 15-24 are more likely to experience mental illness than any other age group. (Source: Your Mental Health Canada)

Workplace injuries CAN be prevented with the proper safety training and education and a mindset supporting a positive safety culture. You can help us raise awareness and take a safety leadership role by supporting Youth Safety Education Day 2023 (stay tuned for details)!

Be a part of the positive safety culture today! 

A day proudly proclaimed by the Government of Saskatchewan since 2012!

For the past ten years, we have approached the Minister of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety and the Minister responsible for the Workers’ Compensation Board in Saskatchewan to dedicate the day to the safety of our youth in this province. Minister Don Morgan exercised his authority to designate September 10th, 2022, as Youth Safety Education Day for the 11th consecutive year. 




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