News Releases

June 2022

Eligible businesses also get $1,000 toward developing their action plan in 2022

Retroactive double rebate applies for every topic completed since March 2020

Kitchener, June 6, 2022 - The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) is sweetening the incentives for smaller businesses with fewer than 99 employees to invest in health and safety. A new pandemic bonus will double the rebates eligible businesses can earn for each topic they complete in the WSIB’s Health and Safety Excellence program.

April 2022

TORONTO, April 28, 2022 – On this year’s National Day of Mourning, a new poll shows Ontarians know their right to refuse unsafe work and most are taking the necessary action to address safety concerns. 

MAP Centre for Urban Health Solutions to lead review

Toronto, April 12, 2022 – The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) and the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD) are launching a new review of the occupational disease system to help strengthen and streamline the occupational health and safety system, and integrate prevention into the broader health system.

February 2022

Toronto, February 16, 2022 – The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) announced today a rebate of surplus funds totaling up to $1.5 billion to eligible safe Ontario businesses.

January 2022

Today the Government of Ontario nominated Grant B. Walsh as the next Chair of our Board of Directors, and Jeffery A. Lang as the next President and CEO of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB).

October 2021

Strong financial performance protects benefits and services while leaving $168 million in the economy to be invested in jobs, technology, and health and safety improvements.

April 2021

TORONTO, April 28, 2021 – To commemorate the national Day of Mourning today, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) is calling on all Ontarians to take a moment to pay tribute to the people who died, were injured or suffered illness in the workplace and honour the loved ones they left behind.

November 2020

Toronto, November 25, 2020 - The WSIB is pleased to announce that Elizabeth Witmer has been reappointed Chair of the Board of Directors of Ontario’s WSIB for a fourth term and will continue to serve through December 31, 2021. 


Report calls modernization “top priority”

Toronto, November 6, 2020 - The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) welcomes the recommendations contained in The WSIB in Transition, the final report of an operational review conducted by Linda Regner Dykeman and Sean Speer. 

October 2020

October 29, 2020 – Tom Barber has been appointed Fair Practices Commissioner, taking on the independent role of ensuring fair practices at the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB).