WCB Community Relations

The WCB partners every year with a variety of organizations to make a positive contribution to the province.

The WCB supports many organizations and initiatives, including the Information and Communication Technologies Association of Manitoba, the SAFE Roads partnership and the United Way of Winnipeg.

The WCB also has a partnership agreement with Connect Employment Services, an organization that provides job opportunities for persons with intellectual disabilities. The WCB continues to build its diverse workforce by providing internship and work experience opportunities and hiring candidates throughout the organization in full-time and summer positions.

Additionally, the WCB sponsors many worthy organizations and initiatives each year, such as the Manitoba Aboriginal Youth Achievement Awards, in addition to being a long term supporter of the Aboriginal Business Education Partners Program at the University of Manitoba.

WCB Sponsorships

As part of the WCB's mandate to work with our partners to build a safer and healthier Manitoba, we are pleased to sponsor community events that help us bring this objective to life.

The WCB sponsorship program is designed to support events and campaigns that help us promote workplace health and safety, return people to health and work sooner and support diversity and inclusion in the workplace. The WCB is specifically looking for sponsorship proposals that address targeted groups including youth, aboriginal peoples, visible minorities, persons with disabilities,the agriculture industry, residents of the north and rural Manitoba.
 

Guidelines (WCB Prevention/Return to Work Sponsorship Requests)

Any sponsorship support by the WCB should, either in whole or in part:

  • help organizations prevent workplace injuries and illnesses
  • help organizations reduce the impact of workplace injuries and illnesses and return injured workers to health and work sooner
  • raise the awareness of occupational health & safety practices and accommodation for persons with disabilities in the workplace
  • enhance/solidify existing relationships with employers and workers and build new relationships
  • provide local visibility for the WCB through attendance, exposure or media coverage
  • build a link to the community for WCB officials and staff
  • provide sufficient impact in relation to the costs involved
  • promote workplace safety in diverse communities
  • provide the WCB opportunities for recruitment, particularly in diverse communities
  • promote claims reporting awareness

 

Guidelines (WCB diversity sponsorship requests)

Sponsorship requests in support of WCB's diversity and inclusion strategy should, either in whole or in part:

  • raise awareness or support accommodation for persons with disabilities in the workplace
  • enhance/solidify existing relationships with diversity groups and agencies and build new relationships
  • provide local visibility for the WCB through attendance, exposure or media coverage
  • build a link to diverse communities for WCB officials and staff
  • provide sufficient impact in relation to the costs involved
  • promote workplace safety in diverse communities
  • provide the WCB opportunities for recruitment, particularly in diverse communities

Note: The donation of WCB promotional items may also be granted, as part of a sponsorship or in lieu of a sponsorship.

The WCB will not consider requests that:

  • do not sufficiently meet any of the above criteria
  • are represented by a political party
  • position the WCB as appearing to endorse a lobbying effort or approval process
  • position the WCB as appearing to endorse a specific product or vendor
  • position the WCB as appearing to be in a conflict of interest
  • position the WCB as appearing to endorse an investment opportunity
  • compromise the image of the WCB as a responsible and respectable organization within the community or industry
  • are outside of the province and not attended by large numbers of (Manitoba) workers or employers.

Those groups seeking sponsorship from the WCB are urged to do so at their earliest convenience. The WCB may not accept any sponsorship requests once its allocated sponsorship budget has been met.

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Learn more

For more information, email Jeff Witwicki, Supervisor of Communications @ jwitwick@wcb.mb.ca

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