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MySafeWork readies Courageous awareness event

Toronto-based not-for-profit organization MySafeWork is preparing an online initiative called "Courageous," intended to encourage students to oppose unsafe working conditions. The effort will take the form of an online live-stream event on April 28, designated the "National Workers' Day of Mourning."

The 60-minute presentation will include personal stories from young people about unsafe working conditions, as well as advice from business people and a message from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. It will be hosted by television personality Bryan Baeumler. Viewers can watch the event at <>.

"Workplace safety isn't a topic that students often think about, but it's an issue that can change your life in an instant," said Rob Ellis, president of MySafeWork. "Young Canadians have the power to change the way we think about workplace safety. We want a new generation of workers to stand up and say enough is enough. Even one workplace injury is too many."

The event is being sponsored by Alectra Utilities, the Power Workers' Union, WSIB, ECompliance, Bruce Power, Goodyear and Hydro One.

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