Grants Program

2019 Grants competition is now closed

This page provides information about our grant priority areas, proposal selection process, proposal instructions, and the grants application form.

If you would like updates about our grants program, including future calls for proposals, please email grants@wsib.on.caand we'll add you to our email distribution list.

Grants priority areas

The WSIB’s grants program focuses on supporting the following priorities in the WSIB’s Strategic Plan:

  • Make Ontario a safer place to work
  • Improve return-to-work and recovery outcomes
  • Meet our customers’ needs and expectations

The 2019 grants agenda provides more information on the priority areas and topics of interest for the 2019 proposal.

Grants Program

We're committed to providing exceptional programs and services to the people and businesses of Ontario.

The objective of the WSIB grants program is to enhance workers’ compensation system outcomes by supporting innovative proposals that are aligned to our strategic mandate.

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

Selection process

We follow a rigorous and transparent proposal selection process for our grants program. We accept the following types of proposals:

1. Research proposals

  • Expert research proposals that deliver practical results for the workplace safety and compensation system
  • Workplace-based projects that create partnerships between the workplace, researchers and organizations

2. 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 system results

For more information, review the 2019 grant proposal instructions (PDF).

Download the WSIB grants application form (PDF).

Initial Proposal Deadline: February 15, 2019

Previous grants program recipients:


The WSIB may support participant recruitment for the purpose of research.

Between June 2019 and July 2020, the WSIB will be supporting the Institute for Work & Health who is conducting a survey to better understand the experiences of people who have had a work related injury or illness in the past 18-months. You may receive a letter and phone call from a representative of the WSIB regarding consent to share your contact information with the Institute for Work & Health. Participation is voluntary.

Please note, the WSIB will not leave voice messages.

Interested in becoming a scientific peer reviewer?

Apply your scientific expertise to help us evaluate and select proposals that will make a difference for the people and businesses of Ontario.

Email or call 416-344-4574 to learn more about becoming a scientific peer reviewer.