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 2021-22 OHS Leadership Program closed October 8th. Check back in August for information on the program for the 2022-23 school year.


Focus on Safety Youth Video Contest

The 2022 Focus on Health and Safety youth video contest closed on March 28th.

High school students across P.E.I. were challenged to create a two-minute video on what they can do at work to protect their health and safety. Thank you to all who submitted a video entry this year!

Our provincial winner for this year's contest is Grade 10 student Kiera Sharpley from Charlottetown Rural High School. She wins $1000 for her entry, and an additional $1000 for her school. Congratulations, Kiera! Kiera's video has been submitted to the national CCOHS youth video contest, with the winner to be announced early in May.

Check out Kiera's video: "Identifying Hazards".

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? Check out our Safe Youth Award, two $500 prizes awarded each summer to youth who demonstrate an understanding of Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) principles in their workplace. One prize will be awarded in each of two categories, youth 15 – 19 years of age, and youth 20 – 24 years old.

Youth (in both age categories) 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.
  • Check out the Application/Nomination details.
    (NOTE: To successfully complete and submit your application online, you will need to know how to save a fillable form, and how to attach it to an email.)

  • View the Poster.
If you have questions, please contact OHS Education Consultant, Erin Carver, at ecarver@wcb.pe.ca or (902) 394-3133


If you have any questions about WCB’s Young Worker programs, contests, or awards, please telephone (902) 368-5697 or email ohs@wcb.pe.ca.