Workers Compensation Board of Prince Edward Island

Young Worker Programs, Contests and Awards

OHS Leadership Program
The Workers Compensation Board of PEI is seeking high school students (two per school) to become Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) leaders. Each OHS leader, upon successful completion of the program, will be awarded $500 ($1,000 per team). We recommend that you apply in teams of two to increase your likelihood of a successful application to the program. We will select and notify each school’s leadership team by Friday, October 11, 2019.

Application to the program is open until Friday, October 4, 2019.

OHS Leaders are required to:

  • Attend a one-day orientation and training session at the Hunter River Community Center on Friday, November 8, 2019 (mileage will be paid). This is a Parent-Teacher Interview day, so you will not be missing class.
  • Work as a leadership team at your school to organize four events, spaced out between November and March. These events/activities will help to raise awareness among other students about workplace health and safety.
  • Work under the guidance of the Youth Education Consultant and maintain a social media presence to promote workplace health and safety, and your OHS events.
  • Document events/activities and produce a year-end summary of what you did.

An eligible applicant:

  • Is in Grade 11 or 12
  • Is good at connecting with other students and coordinating with school staff
  • Is interested in learning, and helping others to learn, about how to stay safe at work
  • Applies in partnership with another eligible student, or is willing to work with an assigned partner
There must be two successful applicants for the program to be run at any school.

How do you apply?

Submitting your application

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 to:

Step 1: Print the application form
Step 2: Fill out by hand
Step 3: Take a photo and text image to cell number provided on application form

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

Phone (landline): 902-368-6357

Click here for a news release from last year's OHS leadership group.

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 and watch the reviews roll in.

The 2019 Focus on Safety youth video contest closed March 29, 2019. Check back in December for information on the 2020 contest.

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 or (902) 368-6357.