Specialized Young Worker Safety Expertise
Sue Boychuk is widely recognized as an expert in injury prevention for young, new and other vulnerable workers. Under her leadership, unparalleled results and accomplishments have been achieved, including:
The injury rate for teenagers in Ontario decreased by 70%.
Since 2000, students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 in approximately 5000 Ontario schools receive in-school safety education as part of the standard provincial curriculum.
A Canada-wide youth safety video contest and inter-jurisdictional teams were launched and maintained.
Ontario teachers received the classroom-friendly, curriculum-based resource materials and support they needed to deliver safety education to approx. 2 million students.
Successful public outreach campaigns to raise awareness.
A holistic approach to manage health and safety in schools (Whole-school approach) and other workplaces was developed and presented internationally.