Workers Compensation Board of Prince Edward Island

Young Worker Programs, Contests and Awards


Are you a leader, and passionate about safety? The Occupational Health and Safety Leadership Program may be for you! Students (2/high school) who are selected for the program and who complete all program requirements receive $500 at the end of the school year. This program is all about promoting workplace safety in a fun way at your school.

Applications for the 2019-20 OHS Leadership Program closed October 4. Check back in August for information on the program for the 2020-21 school year.


Focus on Safety Youth Video Contest

Do you like making videos? Here's your chance to win great cash prizes! Create a two minute original video that captures the importance of workplace health and safety. Then enter your video for a chance to win.

The 2020 Focus on Safety youth video contest is open until March 31, 2020.

Who can enter?

If you’re a PEI high school student, you can enter the contest to win $1000 for you AND $1000 for your school.

The winner of the PEI contest will automatically be entered in the national contest for the chance to win up to $2000 more for you and your school.

Last year, our winners were from Colonel Gray High School. Check out their video (below).

How do you enter?

There are five things for you to do...

  • Check out these important contest tips (English / French)
  • Read the contest rules (English / French)
  • Make your video
  • Complete the entry form (English / French)
    * Veuillez noter : Nous acceptons les formulaires remplis en français
  • Submit your entry by March 31, 2020

Need help getting started?

This contest is all about workplace health and safety. Information about ways to work safely including your rights and responsibilities, can be found here.

If you have If you have any questions about workplace safety or the video contest, please contact Clare at cbwaddell@wcb.pe.ca, Telephone: (902) 368-6357/ toll free 1-800-237-5049.

P.E.I. winner, 2019: "The 8 Lifeguard Laws"

Check out all the provincial winners of the 2019 Focus on Safety youth video contest.

This video contest is part of a national initiative from the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS).


Canadian Centre for Occupational Health & Safety (CCOHS)

Ever hear of a prize for working safely? Two $500 prizes are awarded each summer to youth who demonstrate an understanding of Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) principles in the workplace.

Youth (15 - 24 years old) may apply on their own, with an accompanying workplace reference, OR may be nominated by someone in the workplace who considers them worthy of the award.

The 2019 Safe Youth Award contest closed August 1, 2019. Check back in May for information on the 2020 contest.


If you have any questions about WCB’s Young Worker programs, contests, or awards please contact Clare at cbwaddell@wcb.pe.ca or (902) 368-6357.