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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.


2017 Policy Agenda

The Policy Agenda 2017 (PDF) outlines the WSIB’s policy priorities for the coming year.

Current Policy Consultations

Rate Framework Policy Consultation

We are accepting input on seven draft policies to support the implementation of the rate framework.

To take part in this consultation, please review the information on the Rate Framework Policy Consultation page and provide your feedback to consultation_secretariat@wsib.on.ca. Note: based on feedback received to date, the consultation period has been extended to January 15, 2018.

Past Consultations

The WSIB has developed a draft policy to support legislation (Bill 127) passed by the Ontario government on May 17, 2017 as part of its 2017 Budget that allows compensation for work-related chronic mental stress.

This consultation is now closed, and we are considering all the stakeholder feedback we have received.

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

We thank all those who provided submissions.

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 2019, 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.

Status of Funding Fairness recommendations

A lot has been done since Harry Arthurs delivered his final report on the WSIB Funding Review in May 2012. See an update on key responses to the final report, Funding Fairness.

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

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