Workers Compensation Board of Prince Edward Island

WCB Announces New Grant Program

June 15, 2018

A new Grant Program is now available through the Workers Compensation Board. The Program will provide financial supports to help fund innovative workplace solutions and training and educational opportunities for Island employers and workers.

 

“Enhancing PEI’s workplace safety culture and improving return to work outcomes are two strategic priorities that are emphasized within this program, and it will be rewarding to see how the grants will impact the health and safety of workers and employers of PEI,” said WCB Chair Stuart Affleck.

 

Organizations can apply for funding under two streams: Workplace Innovation, and Training and Education. 

 

Workplace Innovation funding is available for projects that lead to improvements in health and safety, and foster successful rehabilitation, and safe return to productive and meaningful work at PEI workplaces.

 

Training and Education funding is available for instructional programs or activities delivered to Island workers and employers, related to workplace health and safety, injury prevention, and the safe return to productive and meaningful work for injured workers

 

Applicants must submit an application form and include a proposal that clearly demonstrates how the project will benefit Island workplaces.  Successful applicants will be evaluated using the following criteria areas: idea, impact, achievability and alignment with strategic priorities. Eligible projects may receive funding support of up to $75,000.

 

“This is a great opportunity to support innovative, problem-solving  programs, initiatives and training,” said Luanne Gallant, WCB CEO. “Our hope is that the program will help fund projects that might not otherwise occur. We encourage anyone that has a great new idea, to apply to access this opportunity.”

 

 Application forms can be found online at  wcb.pe.ca/information/grantprogram. The deadline to apply is Friday, September 21, 2018. For more information on the grant program, visit wcb.pe.ca/information/grantprogram.

 

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Media Contact:
Laura Steeves, Senior Communications Coordinator
902-894-0362 or lsteeves@wcb.pe.ca