The Howling Wolf

Just as our wolf logo symbolizes the leadership, loyalty, strength of character and sense of family that is displayed by emergency responders, The Howling Wolf serves as the voice of the John Petropoulos Memorial Fund. A wolf’s howl attracts other members of the pack, invites communication and creates a strong bond between pack members. We hope this blog will have the same impact on emergency responders, workplace safety professionals and traffic safety advocates, bringing us all together in the same pack and providing valuable information about workplace safety issues affecting first responders.

Check in frequently for updates on JPMF events and initiatives, interesting research and to add your own howl to our pack.


A Wolf Named Nakoda

Monday, September 16th, 2019

Can a sad story save a life?

We believe it can – and we know that doing nothing in the wake of a preventable tragedy won’t bring about a better future.

On September 29th, 2000, Maryanne Pope’s husband John, a police officer, died as the result of a preventable fall at an unsafe workplace. {read more}

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Having a Safe Stampede

Tuesday, June 25th, 2019

Giddy up! The Calgary Stampede is right around the corner.

The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth returns July 5-14, bringing with it all kinds of fun and exciting activities.

But the Stampede also brings more than a 10-gallon hat full of potential hazards to the city, so it’s time to saddle up and ponder workplace safety. {read more}

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Summer Safety in the Water

Tuesday, June 25th, 2019

We’d like to remind you that hazards – on land and in water – don’t take summer holidays.

With summer in full swing, it’s only natural that people will flock to bodies of water as the mercury rises. It’s a good way to cool down, and hitting the lakes, rivers and streams of Alberta can be a lot of fun, too.

We don’t want to stop people from doing fun activities – we just urge you to do them safely.  {read more}

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Volunteers Wanted for Biggest Fundraiser of 2019

Monday, April 29th, 2019

The John Petropoulos Memorial Fund’s biggest fundraiser of the year is happening soon and we’re still on the lookout for volunteers.

Our next casino event will take place on Friday, May 17th & Saturday, May 18th at Casino Calgary.

We will need dozens of volunteers to help out with this, so let us know if you can make it! {read more}

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A New Legacy

Sunday, April 28th, 2019

Since the death of Calgary Police Service Const. John Petropoulos at an unsafe work site on Sept. 29, 2000, 16,286 workplace-related fatalities were recorded in Canada between 2001 and 2017. On average, more than 950 Canadians die as a result of occupational incidents each year. These figures – which represent thousands of real people, but do not reflect all the friends and relatives impacted by their loss – are unacceptable.

It’s time to create a new legacy for hard-working Canadians.

The John Petropoulos Memorial Fund (JPMF) raises awareness about occupational safety and educates people about workplace hazards.

We are currently in the process of creating a new public service announcement (PSA) about occupational health and safety that will urge people to create safer workplaces for everyone. This video will be shown across Canada – it will enrage. It will make you think. It will motivate. Those who heed the call will help us create a safer environment for all workers.

Help us reach our $10,000 fundraising goal so we can create this PSA and start to create a new legacy. {read more}

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Day of Mourning: April 28th

Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

The Day of Mourning – which honours those people who have lost their lives as a result of a workplace incident or illness – takes place on Sunday, April 28th.

In 2018 in Alberta, 162 men and women died as a result of an unsafe work site. Across the country, an average of over 950 Canadians die as a result of occupational incidents each year. Please take time to honour these fallen workers – mourn the dead and fight for the living.

Day of Mourning ceremonies will take place across Canada, including several in Alberta. {read more}

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