Canadian Carbon Monoxide Foundation Responds to East Coast CO Deaths

Friday, 10th February 2017

The Hawkins-Gignac Foundation for Carbon Monoxide Education is reinforcing public safety messages provided by local officials in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick about staying safe from the "silent killer" following the very recent fatalities in both provinces related to carbon monoxide poisoning. "Sadly, carbon monoxide has... Read More


Hawkins-Gignac Foundation for CO Education Takes Pulse on How Homeowners Are Responding to Ontario’s CO Alarm Law

Wednesday, 28th December 2016

For Immediate Release Hawkins-Gignac Foundation for CO Education Takes Pulse on How Homeowners Are Responding to Ontario’s CO Alarm Law New Poll Provides Insights Ahead of Ontario CO Awareness Week October, 28, 2016, Brantford, ON –  A new Ipsos poll has found that a majority of Ontarians have responded positively to... Read More


CO Awareness Week Interview Opportunity

Tuesday, 27th December 2016

Hawkins-Gignac Foundation for CO Education Takes Pulse on How Homeowners Have Responded to Ontario’s CO Alarm Law The Hawkins-Gignac Foundation has commissioned a new Home Owners’ CO Awareness Poll to provide insight into how Ontarians have been impacted by the new law mandating the installation of Carbon Monoxide... Read More


Kitchener Couple Die of CO Poisoning in Florida Home

Saturday, 24th December 2016

The family of a Kitchener couple who died recently of carbon monoxide poisoning is urging everyone to check their carbon monoxide and smoke alarms to ensure they are in good working condition and not out of date. Dale and Rosemary McGillivray of Kitchener died tragically when carbon monoxide leaked into their home due to... Read More


John Gignac Named to the Order of Ontario

Wednesday, 14th December 2016

John Gignac with Oxford County MPP Ernie Hardeman Following years of tireless efforts to educate the public regarding the dangers of carbon monoxide, as well as his success instilling the Hawkins-Gignac Act in 2013, retired Brantford Fire captain John Gignac has recently been named to the Order of Ontario. In 2008, a... Read More


Homeowner CO Alarm Awareness Poll Backgrounder

Tuesday, 29th December 2015

Who Conducted the Poll? The Hawkins-Gignac Foundation for CO Education recently commissioned the ‘Homeowner CO Alarm Awareness Poll’ to measure the number of homes in Canada that have CO alarms installed, and, to uncover homeowners’ beliefs about CO alarm replacement requirements. Why was the Hawkins-Gignac... Read More


Carbon Monoxide Awareness Poll Finds Majority of Ontario Households Surveyed Have A CO Alarm But Owners Don’t Know When They Need To Be Replaced

Tuesday, 29th December 2015

Findings Inspire Canada’s Leading CO Alarm Education Foundation To Ramp-Up Brantford, Ontario – Canada’s leading foundation for carbon monoxide (CO) awareness – The Hawkins-Gignac Foundation for CO Education – has released findings of a new poll that takes the pulse on the CO safety landscape across the... Read More


Fraud Alert: Telemarketing

Thursday, 17th December 2015

It has come to our attention that a telemarketing scheme is referring to the Hawkins-Gignac Foundation for CO Education as part of a fraudulent special offer for free telephone services. Please be advised that the Foundation does not use telemarketers to contact the public, never uses toll-for-service telephone numbers, and... Read More


Enforcement Date Arrives for Ontario’s New Mandatory CO Alarm Law

Sunday, 13th December 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Enforcement Date Arrives for Ontario’s New Mandatory CO Alarm Law Education, not penalties, most important aspect of new CO alarm law says former firefighter who lost four family members to the Silent Killer April 13, 2015, Brantford, ON – The former firefighter whose family members died in a tragic... Read More


Backgrounder: Carbon Monoxide (CO) Dangers and Poisoning

Wednesday, 24th December 2014

CO poisoning is the leading cause of accidental poisoning deaths in North America. The following facts can help families to be aware of the risks and symptoms of CO poisoning. CO Poisoning Facts CO is often called the silent killer because it is odorless, tasteless and undetectable. CO is produced anytime a fossil fuel... Read More