Workers Compensation Board of Prince Edward Island

Young Worker Programs, Contests and Awards


OHS Leadership
The Workers Compensation Board (WCB) is seeking two (2) high school students per school to work as a team of Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Leaders.

As participants, you will each receive $500 when you successfully complete the program.

Application to the program is open until Friday, September 30, 2022.

Based on submitted applications, we will select and notify each school’s OHS leadership team by Friday, October 7, 2022.

OHS Leaders are required to:

  • Attend a one-day mandatory orientation and training session, on Friday, October 21, 2022. The location has not been chosen yet but your mileage will be paid. October 21, 2022 is a Professional Learning Day, so you will not miss class. If you are selected for the program, you will receive more details about Orientation Day.
  • Work as a leadership team at your school to organize four (4) events, to take place between November 2022 and March 2023. These events will help raise awareness among other students about OHS.
  • Promoting OHS and your four (4) events under the guidance of the WCB Youth Education Consultant
  • Documenting events and activities, and producing a year-end summary of your OHS Leadership events.

An eligible applicant:

  • Is in Grade 11 or 12
  • Is good at connecting with other students and coordinating with school staff
  • Is part of a team of two (2)

There must be a successful team of two (2) for the program to be run at any school.

How do you apply?

Submitting your application

EMAIL:
Step 1: Download the application form
Step 2: Fill out the PDF and "save" as you go
Step 3: Save form as: Your Name(s)_School Name
Step 4: Attach completed application form to an email for ecarver@wcb.pe.ca

If you have any questions about the OHS Leadership Program or application process, please contact the Youth Education Consultant.

Email: ecarver@wcb.pe.ca
Cell phone: 902-394-3133


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 email ohs@wcb.pe.ca.