Twenty organizations received funding in 2015-16 for projects and programs to help improve occupational health and safety (OHS) awareness and education.
Alberta Labour’s Innovation and Engagement Grants program is open to not-for-profit organizations. Approximately $500,000 is given out in grants each fiscal year.
Innovation and Engagement Grants
Three levels of funding grants are available:
- Capacity Building grants, up to $10,000
- Action grants, up to $20,000
- Momentum grants, up to $50,000
In 2015-16, four Capacity Building, 10 Action, and six Momentum grants were awarded.
2015-16 grants will help pay for projects including:
- theater productions to educate students on workplace safety
- an online course on occupational therapy specific to workplace violence
- safety conferences and seminars put on by a variety of organizations.
“The Alberta government is happy to support organizations across the province to improve awareness of workplace health and safety. We are proud to fund research to make workplaces safer.”
Funding is also available for OHS research
OHS Futures provides money for research into workplace hazards to prevent workplace injuries, illnesses, and diseases. Approximately $1 million is given out each year through the program.
For additional information visit : http://work.alberta.ca/occupational-health-safety/awards-and-grants.html