Research and Grants Program

Workplace Safety and Insurance Board

Relevent Country: Canada

Type of work: Research and Survey

The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) is now inviting applications for its Research and Grants Program to provide exceptional programs and services to the people and businesses of Ontario.

The objective of the WSIB Research and Grants Program is to enhance workplace injury and illness insurance system outcomes by supporting innovative proposals that help advance the strategic mandate.

This is accomplished through highly practical, expert research and training initiatives delivered by professional individuals and organizations that address current and emerging challenges, and strengthen Ontario’s workers’ compensation system now and in the future.

The program accomplishes this through highly practical research and training studies delivered by professionals and organizations that can strengthen Ontario’s workers’ compensation system now and in the future.

Types of Proposals:

The WSIB Research and Grants Program accepts the following types of proposals:

Research Proposals

  • Expert research proposals that deliver practical results for the workers’ compensation system
  • Results will lead to policy, program and practice improvements
  • Proposals for systematic reviews will also be considered
  • Workplace-based projects that involve collaborations between the workplace, researchers and organizations
  • Proposals may include implementing completed research, piloting programs, and conducting evaluations to improve outcomes

Training Proposals

  • Initiatives that help people with workplace injuries and illnesses, employers and the workplace safety and compensation system solve long-standing barriers
  • Innovative opportunities that build capacity in the community and offer significant potential to improve compensation system results

Funding Information

  • The WSIB Research and Grants Program will award up to $1.8 million in funding for its 2023 Grants competition.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Grant proposals fall into two major categories: research grants and training grants.
  • Both proposal types must be highly practical, delivered by leading experts and demonstrate significant potential to improve outcomes for people working in Ontario, employers or the broader compensation system.