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Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week is November 1st to 7th

From our family to yours, please check all CO alarms and test that they are working properly, and change any batteries. If you do not have a CO alarm in your home GO GET ONE TODAY! Install CO alarms outside all sleeping areas and on every story of your home.

  • If you have any fuel burning appliances in your home (eg. stove, furnace, water heater, fireplace) or an attached garage, YOU NEED A CO ALARM!
  • Replace any CO alarm over 10 years old
  • Have your fuel burning appliances inspected by a certified technician every year to ensure they are working properly.
  • Never operate a generator or barbeque indoors, THEY PRODUCE DEADLY CO GAS!
  • CO Can strike any time of year, it never takes a vacation (see our 365 Safety Campaign below)
  • If your CO alarm goes off, GET OUT OF THE HOUSE AND CALL 911

Protect your family from the silent killer!

Hawkins-Gignac Foundation 365 Safety Campaign

The Hawkins-Gignac Foundation 365 Safety Campaign

CO & Smoke or Fire Incidents do not take Vacations. EVER!

Sping, Summer, Fall or Winter, home safety from CO and fire and smoke is a 365 day a year effort. Please check all your smoke and CO alarms and replace any that need it.

Together we can end the silence.


John Gignac

PSAs featuring
Ontario’s Lieutenant Governor

In anticipation of Ontario's CO Awareness Week, Nov 1 – 7, the Hawkins-Gignac Foundation is honoured to share our new TV, radio and web Public Service Announcements featuring Her Honour the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario. PSA Downloads

Ontario's CO Alarm Law
- A Call to Action for Homeowners

This heartfelt and informative video tells the story behind the catalyst of Ontario's New CO alarm law, and what every householder needs to know to ensure they are in compliance.

Prestigious Award from Technical
Standards and Safety Authority

John Gignac was recently presented with the TSSA Legacy Award acknowledging his and the foundation’s tenacity and perseverance in pushing for the passing of the CO law in Ontario. Thank you to all the supporters who made this award possible. See the video.

Laura Hawkins Family

Latest News

Carbon Monoxide: The Silent Killer

Friday, 12th July 2019

Canadas national Carbon monoxide safety foundation is calling on the Saskatchewan government and all jurisdictions in Canada to mandate the installation of CO alarms in all homes and businesses...

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Carbon monoxide poisoning at motel a warning, says advocate whose family died in 2008 leak

Wednesday, 10th July 2019

A mass carbon monoxide poisoning at a Winnipeg motel should be a warning to individuals and politicians about the dangers of the odourless, deadly gas, says a former Ontario firefighter and safety...

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A list of other carbon monoxide injuries or deaths in Canada

Tuesday, 9th July 2019

WINNIPEG — Emergency officials in Winnipeg say dozens of people have been sickened by a suspect carbon monoxide leak at a hotel. Here is a list of other incidents involving carbon...

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‘Let’s not have another tragedy. Let’s get it done’

Monday, 14th January 2019

A week after dozens of Montreal children suffered carbon monoxide poisoning at school, the province has admitted not all New Brunswick schools have detectors – and it's not sure which ones...

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