A new Grant Program is now available through the Workers Compensation Board of Prince Edward Island. The Program provides financial supports to help fund innovative workplace solutions and training and educational opportunities for PEI 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,” says WCB Chair Stuart Affleck, “and it will be rewarding to see how the grants will impact the health and safety of workers and employers of PEI.”
Organizations can apply for funding under two streams:
1 – Workplace Innovation funding is available for instructional programs or activities delivered to PEI workers and employers, related to workplace health and safety, injury prevention, and the safe return to productive and meaningful work for injured workers.
2 – Training and Education 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.
Eligible projects receive funding support of up to $75,000. Applicants are evaluated on: idea, impact, achievability and alignment with strategic priorities.
“This is a great opportunity to support innovative, problem-solving programs, initiatives and training,” says Luanne Gallant, WCB PEI 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.”
The deadline to apply is Friday, September 21, 2018. Application forms and more information on the new grant program can be found online at wcb.pe.ca/information/grantprogram.