New scholarship to recognize safety initiatives

January 23, 2013

The Canada Safety Council is thrilled to launch the Sarah Beth Therien Memorial Scholarship!

The new $2,500 scholarship is in honour of Sarah Beth Therien, a long-time employee of the Canada Safety Council and a passionate advocate for child and traffic safety. Sarah made medical history in 2006 as the first Canadian organ donor after cardiac death. Her medical legacy has gone on to save hundreds of lives so far, a number that continues to grow week after week.

The award is also intended to raise the profile of safety in the minds of young Canadians.

“Education is an integral part of safety,” said Jack Smith, president of the Canada Safety Council. “We’re very happy to be able to encourage and support young Canadians in the pursuit of higher learning. We trust that our scholarship will spur creative safety initiatives across Canada.”

The competition is open to graduating high school students entering their first year of post-secondary studies. Current undergraduate and college students are also eligible to apply.

Applicants must clearly describe initiatives they undertook to improve safety in their community or at home, school, or work. The initiatives must have demonstrated results that can be verified by references.

The application form for the Sarah Beth Therien Memorial Scholarship is now available.  To apply, print and complete the form, and follow all the stated instructions. The application deadline is June 15, 2013.

The Canada Safety Council is an independent, knowledge-based, charitable organization dedicated to the cause of safety. We are a not-for-profit, non-government organization that provides national leadership in safety through information, education and collaboration. We are Canada’s voice and resource for safety.

Our goal is to award the scholarship annually. If you are interested in supporting the Canada Safety Council with this initiative, please contact our office at (613) 739-1535 ext. 221.

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For more information, please contact:

Catherine Benesch

Communications/Media Program Coordinator, Canada Safety Council

(613) 739-1535 (ext. 228)