Nominations now open for the 2023 Safety First in Cape Breton AwardsApril 6, 2023

(Cape Breton Island, NS) – Nominations are now open for the 2023 Safety First in Cape Breton Awards, celebrating individuals and businesses who are committed to the advancement of workplace health and safety across Unama’ki – Cape Breton.

The awards are an initiative of the Safety First in Cape Breton Network, which is administered by the Cape Breton Partnership in collaboration with WCB Nova Scotia and the Department of Labour, Skills & Immigration (LSI) and generously manufactured and 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 24, 2023, at the Membertou Trade & Convention Centre as part of the 2023 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 proud to continue working alongside our partners to recognize individuals who go above and beyond to build 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 the critical importance of workplace health and safety, and commend Cape Breton-based businesses and individuals who make it their number one priority each and every day.”

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

To nominate an individual or organization, please visit


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Cape Breton Partnership
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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