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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

John Gignac Named to the Order of Ontario

Thursday, 14th April 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

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

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

Friday, 29th May 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

Homeowner CO Alarm Awareness Poll Backgrounder

Wednesday, 29th April 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

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

We Were Lucky

Wednesday, 24th December 2014

I just found your site and wanted to say thank-you. My husband is an RCMP Sgt and when we moved to a force house in 2002 we all suffered CO poisoning from a leaky furnace. We thought it was mould and we kept the windows cracked. We had a plug in detector that went off when I started the furnace up again for the winter. ... Read More

My Email Could Save Your Life

Wednesday, 24th December 2014

This is the story of what has happened to me over the last 3 months. I urge you to PLEASE read it. It could save your life or keep you from becoming very, very ill! Flashback to 3 months ago: I start feeling ill with dizzy spells and the feeling of coming down with the flu. A couple of weeks go by and I am still feeling... Read More

We Need CO Legislation Province-Wide

Wednesday, 24th December 2014

What a great tribute to Laurie and her family. I can’t even imagine what you and the family have been through over the past year but I share a bit of your pain every time our crews run a CO call knowing that there could be another needless death. Your goals for the foundation are high but our reach must always be further... Read More