Workers Compensation Board of Prince Edward Island

Young Worker Programs, Contests and Awards

OHS Leadership

The Workers Compensation Board of PEI is seeking high school students (two per school) to become Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) leaders at their school. Each OHS leader, upon successful completion of the program, will be awarded $500 ($1,000/team). Based on submitted applications, we will select and notify each school’s leadership team by Friday, October 15, 2021.

Application to the program is open until Friday, October 8, 2021.

OHS Leaders are required to:

  • Attend a one-day orientation and training session, (location to be determined) on Monday, November 15, 2021 (mileage will be paid). This is a Teacher Convention 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. School OHS events will be planned in such a way so as to comply with Chief Public Health Office orders, with an emphasis on social media events, and classroom presentations.
  • Work under the guidance of the Youth Education Consultant to promote OHS 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
  • Applies in partnership with another eligible student

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:

Phone (landline): 902-368-6357

Focus on Safety Youth Video Contest

The 2021 Stop the Spread youth video contest closed on March 31st.

High school students across P.E.I. were challenged to work on their own to create a two-minute original video outlining what they can do at work to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases. Thank you to all who submitted a video entry this year!

Our provincial winner for this year's contest is Grade 11 student Etienne Foulkes from École François Buote. He wins $1000 for his entry, and an additional $1000 for his school.

EXCITING NEWS: Etienne's video, which went on to compete at the national level, won 1st place across Canada, with another $2000 prize! Congratulations, Etienne!

Check out Etienne's video: "Stop the Spread: Featuring Over 2,000 Dominoes".

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? 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 2021 Safe Youth Award contest closed August 15, 2021. Check back in May for information on the 2022 contest.

If you have any questions about WCB’s Young Worker programs, contests, or awards please contact Clare at or (902) 368-6357.