It Pays to be Safe: WSIB Pledges $10k for Young Entrepreneurs



    TORONTO, March 27 /CNW/ - The deadline for the 2008 WSIB Chair's Health
and Safety Excellence Award for Young Entrepreneurs has been extended to
Monday, April 14, 2008.
    A total of $10,000 will be awarded to young entrepreneurs within the
Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) program who demonstrate a commitment
to workplace safety. This award is open to Ontario entrepreneurs who are
current or past recipients of CYBF loans.
    More information and the award application form are available on the WSIB
website at:
    http://www.wsib.on.ca/wsib/wsibsite.nsf/public/YoungEntrepreneurAward.
    "This is a great opportunity for young business people," says WSIB Chair
Steve Mahoney. "This award is a way to help build a future generation of
employers who understand that it pays to be safe."

    The Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) is a national charity that
provides youth, aged 18-34, who have a great business idea but are unable to
access funds through other traditional sources, with the start-up financing,
mentoring and business resources to create their own successful business. More
information about CYBF is available at www.cybf.ca.

    Ontario's Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) plays a key role in
the province's occupational health and safety system. The WSIB administers
no-fault workplace insurance for employers and their workers and is committed
to the prevention of workplace injuries and illnesses. The WSIB provides
disability benefits, monitors the quality of healthcare, and assists in early
and safe return to work for workers who are injured on the job or contract an
occupational disease.





For further information:

For further information: Christine Arnott, WSIB Media Relations, (416)
344-4202, christine_arnott@wsib.on.ca


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