Candace Carnahan

Candace Carnahan

Halifax, Nova Scotia
Safety Motivational Speaker, Empowerment Advocate, Workplace Injury Survivor
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Candace Carnahan presents a new way to think about safety with wisdom and wit. Through the power of stories, she demonstrates how to use your voice – to see safety as an opportunity not just an obligation.

Having experienced a traumatic injury at the age of 21, Candace knows too well the impact it has not only on the worker but also on everyone around them.

For over 20 years Candace Carnahan has been taking the stage sharing stories to companies of all sizes – and already more than half a million people have been moved by her personal experience of injury, resilience, and strength.

The way she weaves safety seamlessly into storytelling that is relatable and memorable is what resonates and provokes real change in attitude and action.

Candace lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and is a frequent traveller to clients in the manufacturing, transportation, energy, and production industries.



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the first step

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  • Candace Carnahan has learned what she believes to a crucial life lesson the hard way: ‘The first step in not getting hurt is knowing that you can be.’ She believes that avoiding needless injuries through day-to-day life and activities can be achieved just by simply realizing that the potential for injury exists.

    Candace challenges the “invincibility factor” which, for her, is the most troubling hazard facing working youth – the belief that injuries won’t happen to them. In her one-hour presentation, Candace speaks about her typical life as a university student, working summers to pay for school in the fall, and how one step in the wrong direction changed the course of her life forever.

    Candace’s energy and enthusiasm is contagious, and through her many stories, she sends a message that reaches far beyond that of workplace health and safety. Candace encourages her audience to use their education, knowledge, experience, and awareness to expand on the importance of safety within their day to day lives. Candace Carnahan inspires her audiences to ‘stand up for safety’ (both figuratively and literally) and to ‘say something’ when they ‘see something.’


    Reduction in recordable injuries, an empowered student body/workplace that is inspired to keep themselves and their loved ones/colleagues safe.

it could happen to you

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  • Candace Carnahan believes that “The first step in NOT getting injured is knowing that you CAN be.”

    Her unimaginable experience dispels the myth that we are invincible; what you don’t know, in fact, can hurt you – lessons Candace learned the hard way.

    Candace shares her very personal account about the day that changed her life forever, after suffering the loss of her lower left leg to an unguarded conveyor belt system.

    With her ever present sense of humour and passion for her message she emphasizes that when an injury happens, there is rarely only one cause or contributing factor – emphasizing the countless opportunities to intervene in the name of safety.

    In guiding audiences through her fateful day, she recounts her thoughts or ‘distractions’ and talks about her then subconscious belief that nothing “bad” could ever happen to her.

    Candace’s presentation focuses on identifying the many contributing factors (insufficient training, unguarded machinery, unsafe culture, etc.…) that led to her injury, while assuming  responsibility for her own role in the incident.

    Candace encourages people to take a leading role in their own health and safety! Encouraging them to embrace, and even celebrate, their right to an injury-free and healthy environment.

    Combating complacency and encouraging people to “focus on focus!” are key components to Candace’s message. Her story is a reminder that safety isn’t 9-5 – rather, it’s a state of mind, an attitude that we must carry with us throughout our day to day lives.


    Reduction in recordable injuries, enriched safety awareness, accountability, an empowered and cohesive student body and or workforce.

see something. say something!

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  • We all know the right things to do to keep safe, so why aren’t we doing them?

    Candace Carnahan has developed a plethora of mantras throughout her 17 years in the safety industry – but none are as powerful, effective, or as energizing as her call to action for her audience to ‘SEE SOMETHING. SAY SOMETHING!’

    By referencing the many contributing factors that led to her workplace incident, she ignites a desire in her audience to answer this call.

    Candace uses her own experiences, and encourages her audience to join her by ‘logging into life’ and actively seek out situations where speaking up changes a life for the better.

    Perhaps this is reminding someone to buckle up, or simply asking someone how they are doing.

    Candace believes that it’s the little things done on a day to day basis that facilitate huge changes. By reminding people that until we achieve ZERO injuries, we can each do ‘one thing safer’ – a challenge accepted by audiences around the world.

    It takes ‘Courage to care!’ Speaking up isn’t easy, and peer pressure isn’t something we leave behind when we finish high school – it’s a reality in our workplaces and can cause us to remain silent when our voices need to be heard. Candace encourages her audience to tap in to their “courage to care,” and to act on it, with the realization that each and every day, we all have the capacity to change a life – or maybe even save one.


    Reduction in recordable injuries, a safety-focused, empowered, cohesive and engaged student body/workforce.

re-energize, engage and inspire your workforce

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  • Schedule Candace Carnahan for a live (or online) keynote presentation, customized for your event or with your specific themes and company messages woven in. Question and answer period included.

engage your team with a self-guided safety program

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  • Lay the foundation for your team with a live (or online) presentation, customized with your organization’s safety messages, question and answer period included.

    Help your workforce to internalize the safety messages with individual logins to complete the 6 Step Up Your Safety video segments and workbook activities on their own time, tracked through your LMS system.

    *Add on live chats with Candace Carnahan to any video segment to augment the discussion.

annual safety program with candace as your safety ambassador

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  • Kick off your company’s safety program with a live (or online) presentation from Candace Carnahan with your company’s safety messages and goals included for the year. Question and answer period included.

    Each employee gets their own Step Up Your Safety login. Every 60 days employees are asked to complete a video segment and the accompanying workbook, tracked through your LMS system.

    Every 60 days (based on company schedule) Candace will join your company (live or online) to recap the learnings and bring the discussion to life.

    *Program schedule and timing is tailored to meet company’s need.


Candace’s message of safety, not only in workplace but in life generally, was both powerful and inspiring. She has a wonderful way of engaging with her audience that empowers them to take her call to action, ‘See Something. Say Something’ and truly make a difference. An hour with Candace Carnahan has the ability to change an organisation’s safety culture in a way that no safety campaign could ever do. Definitely the best investment any organisation can make.



Candace Carnahan is a natural speaker that had the audience absolutely captivated with her amazing story. It was a delight to meet her and our pleasure to have her as our International Keynote speaker at our Safety in Action Conference. Her message of “See something, Say something” really hit home with attendees. Thank you Candace for bringing your story to us.



Thank you, Candace Carnahan, for sharing your story at our conference last week.  You brought LIFE, ENERGY and a powerful story.   A ton of our participants were inspired and are already making plans to use your message “SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING” back at their respective facilities. It was a pleasure and an honor to meet you. Safe travels and keep sharing your message to one person at a time! It makes a difference.



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