Workers Compensation Board of Prince Edward Island

Grant Program

What is the WCB Grant Program?

The Workers Compensation Board Grant Program (WGP) supports innovative workplace solutions and training and educational opportunities for Island employers and workers. The WGP is funded and administered by the Workers Compensation Board of PEI.

Program objectives are:
  • To further enhance WCB’s mission and strategic goals of injury prevention and improving return to work out comes for all injured workers.

  • To provide support to targeted organizations for injury prevention or return to work projects or education/training not likely to occur without the Program’s assistance.

  • To support eligible organizations who will develop long-term workplace enhancements for Island workers and employers.

What type of funding is available?

The Workers Compensation Board provides support through two core funding streams:
  • Training and Education funding for instructional programs or activities delivered to Island workers and employers related to workplace health and safety, injury prevention, and the safe return to productive and meaningful work for injured workers.

  • Workplace Innovation funding for projects that lead to improvements in health and safety, and foster successful rehabilitation, and safe return to productive and meaningful work at PEI workplaces.
Eligible projects may receive funding support to a maximum of $75,000, and must be completed within 12 months of start date.

Who can apply?

Program applicants may include employers, business associations, community organizations, non-profit organizations, unions and labour organizations.

How do I apply?

Applicants must submit a completed WGP Application Form, and include a proposal that clearly demonstrates how the project aligns with WCB’s strategic priorities of workplace injury prevention or improving return to work outcomes and how well it meets program criteria.

How are applications assessed?

Applications will be assessed on how well they demonstrate the program criteria in the categories below:

Idea (30%) –The project objectives for the funding stream requested, and its relevance to WCB’s strategic priorities for PEI workplace injury prevention and/or improved return to work outcomes for injured workers.

Impact (30%) – The impact of the proposed project on the target group, the benefits and outcomes.

Achievability (30%) – The ability to deliver the project including budget and qualifications.

Additional Information (10%) – The alignment of the proposed project with one or more priority areas identified by WCB.

More information, including application instructions, is available in the WGP Applicant Guide.

How do I submit my application?

All applications must be submitted to the Program Officer by email to, by fax at 902-368-6359, or in person to the attention of the Grant Program, 14 Weymouth Street, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

What is the deadline for submission?

Applications may be submitted under two intake periods:

1st Intake – applications must be received by the WCB no later than September 21, 2018.

2nd Intake (subject to WGP funding availability) - applications must be received by the WCB no later than March 15, 2019.

Who do I contact for more information?

WCB Grant Program Lori Wakelin
Program Officer
Workers Compensation Board of PEI
Attn: Grant Program
14 Weymouth Street
Charlottetown, PE