Workers Compensation Board of Prince Edward Island

WCB Grant applications now being accepted

February 25, 2019

Prince Edward Island organizations are invited to apply for the 2019 spring intake of Workers Compensation Board (WCB) grants.

The WCB Grant Program, introduced last year, helps fund innovative workplace solutions and new training and educational opportunities for Island employers and workers.

 “We were very impressed with the caliber of proposals that were submitted during the first intake of the Grant Program in 2018,” said Stuart Affleck, WCB Chair. “We are pleased to continue the program for 2019 and look forward to seeing the applications for this round of funding.”

Organizations can apply for funding under two streams: Workplace Innovation, and Training and Education. 

Workplace Innovation funding is available for novel, creative and innovative projects that lead to improvements in health and safety, and foster successful rehabilitation, and safe return to productive and meaningful work at PEI workplaces.

Training and Education funding is available for creation, enhancement and delivery of 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.

“The projects supported through the program will lead to practical, creative, and new initiatives for Island employers and workers,” said WCB CEO Luanne Gallant. “The grants will help bring about solutions that enhance safety culture, reduce workplace injuries and illnesses, and help injured workers in their recovery and return to the workplace.”

Successful applicants will be evaluated using the following criteria areas: idea, impact, achievability and alignment with strategic priorities. Eligible projects may receive funding support of up to $75,000.

Application forms can be found online at  wcb.pe.ca/information/grantprogram. The deadline to submit your application is Friday, March 15, 2019, at 4:00 p.m. For more information on the grant program, visit wcb.pe.ca/information/grantprogram.

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Media Contact:
Laura Steeves, Senior Communications Coordinator
902-894-0362 or lsteeves@wcb.pe.ca