Nominations now open for the 2024 Safety First in Cape Breton AwardsMarch 14, 2024

(Unama’ki – Cape Breton, NS) Nominations are now open for the 2024 Safety First in Cape Breton Awards, which celebrate individuals and businesses who are committed to the advancement of workplace health and safety across Unama’ki – Cape Breton.

The awards are a recognition program that was created by the Safety First in Cape Breton Network, in collaboration with the Cape Breton Partnership, WCB Nova Scotia and the Department of Labour, Skills and Immigration (LSI). The award categories include recognitions for Young Advocate, Engagement Ally and Safety Champion, Outstanding Health & Safety Committee, Small Business Trailblazer, and Innovation Expert.

The awards will be presented on May 8, 2024 at Membertou Trade & Convention Centre as part of the 2024 Safety First in Cape Breton Symposium. The symposium will feature keynote addresses, panel discussions, networking opportunities, and an industry trade show. Details regarding registration and speakers will be shared in the weeks to come.

“The Safety First in Cape Breton Network is thrilled to continue working alongside our partners at the Cape Breton Partnership, LSI, WCB Nova Scotia,” said Kelly Johnston-Noseworthy, Co-Chair of the Safety First in Cape Breton Network. “The Safety First Awards program works to recognize individuals and organizations who make health and safety a top priority and continuously work to improve upon their workplace health and safety culture.”

This year’s award categories have changed slightly to better reflect the incredible impact that employees and employers make across the Island to make it the safest place to do business.

“As safety leaders, employers, and employees we all have a responsibility to ensure every individual returns home safely at the end of the day to their loved ones,” added Blaise MacNeil, also Co-Chair of the network. “By recognizing the outstanding contributions employees and employers make each day, we are fostering a collaborative safety culture here in Unama’ki – Cape Breton.”

To nominate an individual or organization, and to learn more about the categories, 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, 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.