The Workers Compensation Act (the Act) enables the WCB to undertake and fund research and safety programs or other intiatives on issues relating to workers compensation. The WCB may also partner with other workers compensation authorities, research agencies or third parties to undertake research or projects related to workers compensation issues. Partnerships may involve either sharing of costs, in-kind support or both. The WCB has established the Research and Workplace Innovation Program (RWIP) to oversee these research and partnership funding initiatives.
This policy describes the RWIP mandate, as set by the WCB Board of Directors, and the types of inititiaves available for funding, their eligibility and qualifying criteria, and the terms and conditions of funding. The policy also provides the governance structure for oversight and management of the RWIP program.