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Policy consultations

Framework for Operational Policy Development and Renewal

The Framework (PDF) is our guide for policy development ensuring a structured and transparent approach to policy development and renewal.

Consultation Secretariat

Our Consultation Secretariat guides our consultations to ensure that stakeholders can participate and be engaged in a meaningful way.

If you have any questions about our policy consultations, or would like to be added to the Policy Consultation mailing list (where you will receive notification of any new policy consultations as they are posted), please email the Consultation Secretariat at: consultation_secretariat@wsib.on.ca

Your privacy matters

The WSIB may post written or emailed submissions with respondents’ names on our website. By submitting recommendations to a public and transparent consultation process, respondents agreed to the WSIB making public the content that they submitted, and to our Terms of Use.

The WSIB advises against providing, and will not publish, any e-mailed or written submissions containing personal information.

2018 Policy Agenda

The 2018 Policy Agenda (PDF) outlines the WSIB’s policy priorities for the coming year. As part of the WSIB’s commitment to open communication and service excellence, items that will not necessarily involve stakeholder consultation have also been included on the 2018 Policy Agenda. We look forward to continued engagement with stakeholders as we continually review and update our policies.

Past Consultations

Rate Framework Policy Consultation

From August 14, 2017 to January 15, 2018, the WSIB solicited feedback from stakeholders on seven draft policies to support the implementation on the rate framework.

To view the approved policies, consultation summary, and stakeholder submissions please see the Rate Framework Policy Consultation page.

Chronic Mental Stress consultation

The Chronic Mental Stress policy to support legislation (Bill 127) passed by the Ontario government is effective as of January 1, 2018.

To read the policy and review stakeholder submissions received during this consultation, please visit the Work-Related Chronic Mental Stress Policy Consultation page.

Rate Framework consultation

The WSIB received positive feedback on the Rate Framework consultation approach and the proactive outreach to engage stakeholders from across Ontario through various opportunities during the 2013 – 2016 consultations. The Rate Framework was approved in November 2016, towards an implementation date of January 2020, at the earliest.

Benefits Policy

After two years of consultation, the new and revised Benefits Policies went into effect on November 1, 2014. Learn more about the WSIB’s updated benefits policies.

You can request information about  previous consultations by emailing the Consultation Secretariat at consultation_secretariat@wsib.on.ca 

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