What started as a general discussion about safety quickly turned into an unveiling of bad habits, some more alarming than others. In the form of sticky notes posted up on an impromptu wall of shame, our confessions ran the gamut from “crossing the street while looking at my phone,” to “leaving the house with the fireplace on,” to “thinking I’m okay to drive after a few drinks.” Yikes. Talk about a wake-up call.
When the dust settled, we realized we were guilty of the same safety red flags we are hoping to see come to an end. It was disconcerting, but in retrospect, we really should've expected it. The reality is that many Canadians share the same mindset when it comes to safety (or lack thereof). As a diverse team of people from various experiences and backgrounds, we're a microcosm of Canada in many ways. Of course we should've seen this coming.