Registration now open for the 2021 Cape Breton Safety First Symposium to be hosted virtuallyApril 29, 2021


Cape Breton, NS – The Cape Breton Partnership is pleased to announce, together with our partners at the Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Advanced Education and the Workers’ Compensation Board of Nova Scotia, that the 2021 Safety First in Cape Breton Symposium will be held virtually on Thursday, June 3, 2021 from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., using the platform Remo.

This year’s theme focuses on resiliency with a variety of topics including working to well, a story of workplace tragedy from Russell Claus from Threads of Life and many more. Through virtual networking opportunities and top speakers, participants gain a more well-rounded understanding of the training and safety planning needs of our local workforce and what is required to make Unama’ki – Cape Breton the safest and most efficient place to do business.

“While we still remain challenged by the global pandemic and the ability to host in-person events, safety in the workplace is critical at all times and even more so now. The Partnership is committed to making Cape Breton- Unama’ki not only the most creative and prosperous place on earth, but a safe place as well. We know this event will have a positive impact on the Island’s workforce and in our communities,” said Carla Arsenault, President & CEO of the Cape Breton Partnership.

This year’s agenda promises to be both engaging and impactful, with speakers from Nova Scotia Health, Workers’ Compensation and keynote speaker, Dr. Jackie Kinley, MD, Founder & CEO of Air Institutes to name a few.

“For the last eight years, the Safety First in Cape Breton Symposium has provided an active and engaging event for safety advocates and champions in our community,” said Kelly Johnston-Noseworthy, Relationship Manager, Workers’ Compensation Board of Nova Scotia. “Sharing safety best practices and opportunities for learning and networking remains top of mind for the Safety First committee and we are excited to share a virtual event with you on June 3, 2021.”

2021 Safety First in Cape Breton – Registration and Nominations are now open
Registration is now open, tickets are $45 + HST per person and include one half-day of learning and engaging about workplace health and safety. To register and view the full agenda, please visit Event Brite.

Nominations are now open for the 2021 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.

There are six award categories, which include: recognitions for Youth Advocate, Engagement Ally, Outstanding Health & Safety Committee, Small Business Trailblazer, Safety Culture Champion and Innovation Expert.

To nominate an individual or organization who has gone above and beyond to make a difference in workplace health and safety, please fill out the nomination form. Nominations close Friday, May 14, 2021.

We would like to thank our event partners at Workers’ Compensation Board of Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia Department of Labour & Advanced Education, along with our sponsors at Marine Atlantic, METI, Safety Services Nova Scotia and Protocase.

Sponsorship opportunities are also available, to learn more about sponsorship, please visit the Safety First in Cape Breton website.


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