Research and Workplace Innovation Program (RWIP)

Working with its partners, the WCB promotes safe and healthy workplaces, facilitates recovery and return to work, provides compassionate and supportive compensation services for workers and employers, and ensures responsible financial stewardship.  As part of this commitment, the WCB has created the Research and Workplace Innovation Program (RWIP) to promote and fund projects related to prevention of occupational injuries, diseases and return to work of injured or ill workers.


RWIP Call for Applications

The WCB is now accepting applications for 2024 funding starting August 31, 2023. The RWIP funds projects that contribute to the prevention of workplace injuries and illness, and to the safe and productive return to work of injured or ill workers. RWIP projects are funded under two streams:

  1. Training and Education
  2. Workplace Innovation

Generally, each project would be up to two years in duration and funded to a maximum of $100,000 each year.

RWIP underwent an external review in 2020, to ensure the program's  alignment with the WCB's strategic goals and vision. As a result of recommendations arising from the review, the following program changes were made:
• elimination of the scientific research stream
• a resulting change in annual grant funding from $1 million to $600,000

To be considered for funding, all applications had to be received by the WCB no later than 4:00 p.m. CST on October 31, 2023. Thank you to those that applied.

All RWIP applications must be submitted using the RWIP dedicated portal where you will be guided through the application, uploading attachments and sending requests for letters of reference, if desired.

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Go to the RWIP application portal


WCB Policy 52.10 - Research and Workplace Innovation Program
Completed Projects and Resources

2022 Report on Projects
2021 Report on Projects
2020 Report on Projects
2019 Report on Projects
2018 Report on Projects 
2017 Report on Projects
2016 RWIP Annual Report
2015 RWIP Annual Report
2014 RWIP Annual Report
2013 RWIP Annual Report
2012 RWIP Annual Report
2011 RWIP Annual Report
2010 RWIP Annual Report
2009 RWIP Annual Report



Research and Workplace Innovation Program (RWIP)

Telephone: (204) 954-4492 or 1 (855) 954-4321

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