Nominations now open for the 2022 Safety First in Cape Breton AwardsMarch 24, 2022

(Cape Breton Island, NS) – Nominations are now open for the 2022 Safety First in Cape Breton Awards, honouring individuals and businesses who are committed to the advancement of workplace health and safety in Cape Breton – Unama’ki.

The awards are coordinated by the Safety First in Cape Breton Network, an initiative of the Cape Breton Partnership, in collaboration with WCB Nova Scotia and the Department of Labour, Skills & Immigration (LSI), and generously sponsored by Protocase. The award categories include recognitions for Young Advocate, Engagement Ally, Outstanding Health & Safety Committee, Small Business Trailblazer, Safety Culture Champion, and Innovation Expert.

The awards will be presented on May 4, 2022 at Membertou Trade & Conference Centre as part of the 2022 Safety First in Cape Breton Symposium. The symposium will feature keynote addresses, breakout sessions, networking opportunities, and an industry trade show. Details regarding registration and speakers will be shared in the weeks to come.

“The Cape Breton Partnership is honoured to continue working with our partners at WCB Nova Scotia and the Department of Labour, Skills & Immigration, as well as our valued sponsors of the Safety First in Cape Breton Symposium to recognize individuals who go above and beyond to embed a strong safety culture in the work they do and across their organizations and businesses,” said Tyler Mattheis, President & CEO of the Cape Breton Partnership. “As the Island’s private sector-led economic development organization, we understand that health and safety is critically important to economic sustainability, and we sincerely value the dedication of those who are nominated for the Safety First in Cape Breton Awards.”

Past Safety First in Cape Breton Awards recipients include the NSCC Strait Area Campus, Seaside Wireless Communications, Strait Area Safety Services, Victoria Fisheries Co-op, Lynk Electric, Copol International, Landry Brothers Ltd., and other dedicated businesses and individuals working hard to make Cape Breton – Unama’ki the safest place to do business.

To nominate an individual or organization, please visit


Media Contact:
Carly Appleton
Cape Breton Partnership

About the Cape Breton Partnership:

The Cape Breton Partnership is Unama’ki – Cape Breton’s private sector-led economic development organization that supports companies and entrepreneurs by promoting our island as a great place to live and invest; growing a culture that values and celebrates creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship; and connecting entrepreneurs and companies to the resources they need to succeed. For more information, visit