Workers Compensation Board of Prince Edward Island

Grant Program

Grant Recipients


What is the WCB Grant Program?

The Workers Compensation Board Grant Program (WGP) supports projects that prevent workplace injuries and illnesses or improve return-to-work outcomes for injured 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 organizations in the development of initiatives that enhance the occupational health and safety and improve the return-to-work outcomes for PEI workers.

  • 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:
  • Health and Safety funding for projects that:
    • Develop innovative ideas for solutions to omit/control workplace hazards;
    • Create learning materials such as videos, training, etc. to promote safety culture in the workplace;
    • Identify best practices for workplace safety and health programs.

  • Return to Work funding for projects that:
    • Develop and implement innovative and effective return-to-work programs for injured workers;
    • Develop or enhance education and training that promotes return-to-work practices;
    • Assist in other ways in getting employees safely back to work.
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?

WCB grant projects must address the needs of employers and employees covered by the PEI Workers Compensation Board. Eligible organizations include:
  • Employers addressing the needs of their own employees
  • Trade associations
  • Business associations
  • Labour unions
  • Joint labour and management groups
Some organizations are required to have a partner in order to be eligible for a grant. For more details, please consult the WGP Applicant Guide.

How do I apply?

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

How are applications assessed?

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

Idea (45%) –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 (15%) – 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.

How do I submit my application?

All applications must be submitted to the Program Officer by email to programs@wcb.pe.ca, 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 must be received by the WCB no later than 4:00 p.m. on November 29, 2019.

WGP Applicant Guide

WGP Application Form

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
902-368-4876
programs@wcb.pe.ca