Workers Compensation Board of Prince Edward Island

OHS Leadership Program

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. OHS leaders, 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 5, 2018.

Application to the program is open until Friday, September 28, 2018.

OHS Leaders are required to:

  • Attend a one-day orientation and training session at the Hunter River Community Center on Friday, October 19, 2018 (mileage will be paid). This is a PD 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
  • Plans to pursue further education/training sometime after high school
  • 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 form last year's OHS leadership group.