Workers Compensation Board of Prince Edward Island

Young Worker Programs, Contests and Awards


OHS Leadership

Do you consider yourself to be a leader? Do you care about health and 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 2020-21 OHS Leadership Program closed October 8th. Check back in August for information on the program for the 2021-22 school year.


Focus on Safety Youth Video Contest

The 2021 Stop the Spread youth video contest closed on March 31st.

High school students across P.E.I. were challenged to work on their own to create a two-minute original video outlining what they can do at work to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases. Thank you to all who submitted a video entry this year!

Our provincial winner for this year's contest is Grade 11 student Etienne Foulkes from École François Buote. He wins $1000 for his entry, and an additional $1000 for his school.

EXCITING NEWS: Etienne's video, which went on to compete at the national level, won 1st place across Canada, with another $2000 prize! Congratulations, Etienne!

Check out Etienne's video: "Stop the Spread: Featuring Over 2,000 Dominoes".

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


Canadian Centre for Occupational Health & Safety (CCOHS)

Safe Youth Award
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 2020 Safe Youth Award contest closed August 15, 2020. Check back in May for information on the 2021 contest.


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