Registration now open for the 2022 Safety First in Cape Breton Safety First SymposiumMarch 31, 2022

Cape Breton Island, NS – The Cape Breton Partnership is pleased to announce, together with our partners at the Nova Scotia Department of Labour, Skills, and Immigration (LSI) and Workers’ Compensation Board of Nova Scotia, that the 2022 Safety First in Cape Breton Symposium will be held in person on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 from 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at Membertou Trade & Convention Centre.

In addition to discussions on the 2022 Symposium theme of destigmatizing mental health, participants will also have the opportunity to participate and engage in a number of breakout sessions, which will cover a variety of topics, including: self-care and living healthy, how managers can support a worker in crisis, ergonomics, business continuity in a pandemic, and much more.

“We are excited that we are able to co-host this important Island-wide event, after two years of not being able to hold the symposium in person,” said Tyler Mattheis, President & CEO of the Cape Breton Partnership. “Safety and mental wellness is extremely important in the workplace, especially given what organizations and individuals have experienced as a result of the pandemic over the course of the last two years.”

This year’s agenda will be both insightful and impactful, and will serve as a great learning opportunity for attendees to network and discuss how the pandemic has changed safety in our workplaces and in our everyday lives.

“The Safety First in Cape Breton Symposium is an important event for the entire Island, because it shines a light on relevant health and safety issues, while bringing employers and employees together to learn about, and discuss health and safety issues that are important to them,” says Blaise MacNeil, Safety Advisor with the Department of Labour, Skills and Immigration. “Attending the symposium is a great way to find out what is going on in the world of health and safety, collaborate with one another, and share your experiences about health and safety in your workplace.”

To learn more about the Safety First in Cape Breton Network, register for the 2022 symposium, or participate as a sponsor for this year’s event, please visit Registration closes Monday, April 25, 2022.

To nominate an individual or organization for a Safety First in Cape Breton Award, please fill out a nomination form by visiting and submit by April 18, 2022. 


Media Contact
Carly Appleton
Cape Breton Partnership
(902) 562-0122

About the Cape Breton Partnership

The Cape Breton Partnership is Cape Breton – Unama’ki’s private sector-led economic development organization that supports companies and entrepreneurs by promoting our island as a great place to live, work, 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. Learn more at