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 P.E.I.’s workplace safety culture and improving return to work outcomes are two strategic priorities that are emphasized within this program,” said Stuart Affleck, chairman of the board.
Organizations can apply for funding under two streams — workplace innovation and training and education.
Workplace innovation 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.
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 P.E.I. workplaces.
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.
Application forms can be found online at wcb.pe.ca/information/grantprogram.
The deadline to apply is Friday, Sept. 21.