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Celebrating diversity


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The WSIB strives to create a workforce that reflects the diverse populations of the workplaces and communities it serves

The WSIB does not discriminate in hiring and employment on grounds prohibited by applicable laws. These include race, ancestry, colour, and place of origin, sex, ethnic origin, age, marital or family status, disability, sexual orientation, creed, religion and citizenship.

The WSIB’s culture of health, safety, wellness, respect and integrity is reflected not only in our human resource policies and programs, but embodied and projected by every employee. Our dress code is one of business casual, to provide an open and welcoming environment for the diverse community we serve. Our employees are professionals, and present themselves in accordance with the nature of the work they do.

In Toronto, one of the most multicultural cities in the world, the WSIB works with the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC) and other partners to find solutions to integrate skilled immigrants into our organization. Being able to leverage language and cultural understanding is not only good for the WSIB, it’s great for our client base.  Over 140 languages and dialects are spoken in Toronto, and just over 30 per cent of Toronto residents speak a language other than English or French at home.

The WSIB is honoured for celebrating diversity

ACCES Employment, a not-for-profit corporation that connects employers with employees from diverse backgrounds, recognizes leading employers who have gone above and beyond in promoting diversity in Ontario workplaces. In 2012 the WSIB was honoured with two ACCES Walk of Fame Awards: one for our organization and one for a staff member in our Human Resources Division who has been actively involved with ACCES programs.

ACCES Walk of Fame


Persons with disabilities

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The WSIB is committed to customer service excellence. Our programs and services are delivered in a way that reflects our principles of respect, fairness and equity, openness and transparency, cooperation and collaboration, and responsible stewardship and governance.

Through these key principles, the WSIB is responsive to the dignity and independence of persons with disabilities with fully accessible and integrated programs and services that are designed to meet individual needs.

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