Convictions

Knowing and understanding your responsibilities are the first steps. You must also be able and willing to meet each of those obligations. There are offences in the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997 for not meeting your obligations, and a court may impose fines and restitution orders upon conviction.

Conviction notices will remain on our website for two years.

June 2021

June 14: Neil Courville fined $1,800

On June 14, 2021, Neil Courville of St. Charles, Ontario, operating as Neil's Window Washing, pleaded guilty to one (1) count of failing to notify the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board within three (3) days after learning of an accident to a worker.   This is a violation under section 152(3) of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act. The matter proceeded by way of an Agreed Statement of Facts.

On a joint sentencing submission, Neil Courville was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Sudbury, to pay a fine of  $1,800 plus 25% Victim Fine Surcharge, payable within 12 months.

May 2021

May 28: Gobinath Kumarasamy fined $2,200

On May 28, 2021, Gobinath Kumarasamy of Toronto, Ontario, pleaded guilty to one (1) count of willfully failing to inform the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board of a material change in circumstances in connection with his entitlement to benefits. This is a violation under section 149(2) of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act. The matter proceeded by way of an Agreed Statement of Facts.

On a joint sentencing submission, Gobinath Kumarasamy was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Toronto, to pay a fine  $2,200 plus 25% Victim Fine Surcharge and court costs, payable within six (6) months. 
 

May 11: Mifaret Ismailovska fined $15,000

On May 11th, 2021, Mifaret Ismailovska pleaded guilty to one (1) count of willfully failing to inform the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board of a material change in circumstances in connection with her entitlement to benefits.  This is a violation under section 149(2) of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act. The matter proceeded by way of an Agreed Statement of Facts.

On a joint sentencing submission, Mifaret Ismailovska was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton, to pay a fine of $15,000.00 plus 25% Victim Fine Surcharge, payable within one year.  In addition to the fine imposed, the Court issued a probation order pursuant to Section 72 of the Provincial Offences Act. The probationary period was set for a period of one year, with a restitution order that requires the defendant to make restitution to the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board in the sum of $15,000.00.

March 2021

March 5: Resolute Growth Canada Inc. fined $10,600

On March 5, 2021, Resolute Growth Canada Inc. located in Thunder Bay, Ontario pleaded guilty to two (2) counts of knowingly making a false or misleading statement or representation to the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board in connection with a worker's claim for benefits.  This is a violation under s. 149(1) of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act.  The matter proceeded by way of an Agreed Statement of Facts.

On a joint sentencing submission, Resolute Growth Canada Inc. was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Thunder Bay to pay fines totaling $10,600, plus 25% Victim Fine Surcharge and court costs, payable within one (1) year.

March 4: 1600832 Ontario Limited operated as Lambton Metal Service fined $15,000

On March 4 2021, 1600832 Ontario Limited operated as Lambton Metal Service in Sarnia, Ontario, pleaded guilty to one (1) count of knowingly making a false or misleading statement or representation to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board in connection with a worker's claim for benefits.  This is a violation under s. 149(1) of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act.  The matter proceeded by way of an Agreed Statement of Facts.

On a joint sentencing submission, 1600832 Ontario Limited operating as Lambton Metal Service was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Sarnia to pay a fine of $15,000, plus 25% Victim Fine Surcharge and court costs, payable in sixty (60) days.

February 2021

February 9: Khemraj ("Danny") Persad fined $1,700

On February 9th, 2021, Khemraj ("Danny") Persad of Pickering, Ontario, operating as Royal Industrial Supplies Inc., pleaded guilty to one (1) count of failing to register with the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board within ten days of becoming an employer. This is a violation under s. 151(1) of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act.  The matter proceeded by way of an Agreed Statement of Facts.

On a joint sentencing submission, Khemraj ("Danny") Persad was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Toronto, to pay a fine of $1,700, plus a 25% Victim Fine Surcharge, payable within 15 months. 

January 2021

January 18: 2503543 Ontario Inc. o/a Rob's Wicked Chicken & Wedges fined $4,000

On January 18, 2021, 2503543 Ontario Inc. o/a Rob's Wicked Chicken & Wedges in London, Ontario,  pleaded guilty to one (1) count each of failing to register with the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board within ten (10) days of becoming an employer, and failing to notify the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board within three (3) days after learning of an accident to a worker. These are violations under sections  151(1) and 152(3) of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act. The matter proceed by way of an Agreed Statement of Facts.

On a joint sentencing submission, 2503543 Ontario Inc. o/a Rob's Wicked Chicken & Wedges was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in London to pay a fines totaling $4,000.00 plus a 25% Victim Fine Surcharge, payable within one hundred and eighty (180) days. 
 

December 2020

December 11: TORCOM CONSTRUCTION INC. fined $4,500

On December 11th , 2020, TORCOM CONSTRUCTION INC. located in Toronto, Ontario, pleaded guilty to one (1) count of failing to notify the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board within three days after learning of an accident to a worker. This is a violation under s. 152(3) of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act. The matter proceeded by way of an Agreed Statement of Facts. 

On a joint sentencing submission, TORCOM CONSTRUCTION INC. was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Toronto to pay a fines totaling $4,500 plus a 25% Victim Fine Surcharge, payable within thirty (30) days. All remaining charges against TORCOM CONSTRUCTION INC. were withdrawn.
 

October 2020

October 8: WAYNCO LIMITED fined $12,250

On October 8, 2020, WAYNCO LIMITED located in Cambridge, ON, pleaded guilty to two (2) counts of failing to notify the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board within three days after learning of an accident to a worker. This is a violation under s. 152(3) of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act. The matter proceeded by way of an Agreed Statement of Facts. 

On a joint sentencing submission, WAYNCO LIMITED was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Burlington to pay a fines totaling $12,250 plus a 25% Victim Fine Surcharge, payable within six (6) months. All remaining charges against WAYNCO LIMITED were withdrawn.

March 2020

March 6: Samantha Cousineau o/a HOS Contracting fined $2,750

On March 6, 2020, Samantha Cousineau o/a HOS Contracting located at 6 St. Antoine Crescent in Hillsdale, ON, pleaded guilty to one count of failing to notify the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board within three days after learning of an accident to a worker. This is a violation under s.152(3) of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act. The matter proceeded by way of an Agreed Statement of Facts.

On a joint sentencing submission, Samantha Cousineau o/a HOS Contracting was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Barrie to pay a fine of $2,750, plus a 25% Victim Fine Surcharge, payable within 12 months.

 

February 2020

February 28: Multiseal Inc. fined $13,500

On February 28, 2020, Multiseal Inc. located at 4255 Weston Road in Toronto, pleaded guilty to one count of knowingly making a false or misleading statement or representation to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board in connection with a worker's claim for benefits. This is a violation under s.149(1) of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act. The matter proceeded by way of an Agreed Statement of Facts.

On a joint sentencing submission, Multiseal Inc. was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Toronto (York Civic Centre) to pay a fine of $13,500, plus a 25% Victim Fine Surcharge, payable in 30 days.

February 5: Wayne's Tire Sales Inc. fined $750

On February 5, 2020, Wayne's Tire Sales Inc. located at 696 Muskoka Rd. North, Gravenhurst, ON, pleaded guilty to one count of failing to notify the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board within three days after learning of an accident to a worker. This is a violation under s.152(3) of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act. The matter proceeded by way of an Agreed Statement of Facts.

On a joint sentencing submission, Wayne's Tire Sales Inc. was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Bracebridge to pay a fine of $750, plus a 25% Victim Fine Surcharge payable within 6 months.

 

January 2020

January 20: Coco Paving Inc. fined $1,000

On January 20, 2020, Coco Paving Inc. located at 485 Little Baseline Road, Tecumseh, ON, pleaded guilty to one count of failing to provide required information pertaining to a workplace injury to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board. This is a violation under s.152(3) of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act. The matter proceeded by way of an Agreed Statement of Facts.

On a joint sentencing submission, Coco Paving Inc. was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Windsor to pay a fine of $1,000, plus a 25% Victim Fine Surcharge, payable within 6 months.

 

December 2019

December 20: Brenda Potter fined $15,000

On December 20, 2019, Brenda Potter pleaded guilty to three counts of knowingly making a false or misleading statement or representation to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board in connection with Johnny Potter's claim for benefits. These are violations under s.149(1) of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act. The matter proceeded by way of an Agreed Statement of Facts.

On a joint sentencing submission, Brenda Potter was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Cayuga to pay fines totally $15,000, plus a 25% Victim Fine Surcharge, payable within one year. In addition to the fines imposed, the Court issued a Restitution Order against Brenda Potter. This order requires her to repay the sum of $120,086 to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board in its entirety on or before December 20, 2024.

December 13: Esteban Drullard Poole fined $15,000

On December 13, 2019, Esteban Drullard Poole pleaded guilty to one count of wilfully failing to inform the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board of a material change in circumstances in connection with his entitlement to benefits within 10 days after the change occurred. This is a violation under s.149(2) of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act.  The matter proceeded by way of an Agreed Statement of Facts. 

On a joint sentencing submission, Esteban Drullard Poole was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Toronto (York Civic Centre) to pay a fine of $15,000, plus a 25% Victim Fine Surcharge, payable within one year.  In addition to the fine imposed, the Court issued a probation order pursuant to Section 72 of the Provincial Offences Act. The probationary period was set for a period of one year with the following statutory conditions:

(a) the defendant shall not commit the same or any related or similar offence, or any offence under a statute of Canada or Ontario or any other province of Canada that is punishable by imprisonment;
(b) the defendant shall appear before the court as and when required; and
(c) the defendant shall notify the court of any change in his address.

As part of the probation order, the Court also ordered a restitution order against Esteban Drullard Poole. This order requires the defendant to repay the sum of $15,860.49 to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board.

December 6: UDI Comprehensive Hearing Services Limited fined $12,000

On December 6, 2019, UDI Comprehensive Hearing Services Limited located at 105-8333 Weston Road in Woodbridge, ON, pleaded guilty to four counts of knowingly making a false or misleading statement or representation to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board to obtain payment for goods or services. These are violations under s.149(4) of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act. The matter proceeded by way of an Agreed Statement of Facts.

On a joint sentencing submission, UDI Comprehensive was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Newmarket to pay fines totalling $12,000, plus a 25% Victim Fine Surcharge, payable within 12 months.

December 3: 2381584 Ontario Inc. o/a Active Employment Services fined $4,500

On December 3, 2019, 2381584 Ontario Inc. o/a Active Employment Services located at 2565 Steeles Avenue East in Brampton, ON, pleaded guilty to one count of failing to notify the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board within three days after learning of an accident to a worker. This is a violation under s.152(3) of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act. The matter proceeded by way of an Agreed Statement of Facts.

On a joint sentencing submission, 2381584 Ontario Inc. o/a Active Employment Services was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton to pay a fine of $4,500, plus a 25% Victim Fine Surcharge, payable within 120 days.

 

November 2019

November 28: Dwayne MacDonald fined $3,000

On November 28, 2019, Dwayne MacDonald pleaded guilty to one count of wilfully failing to inform the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board of a material change in circumstances in connection with his entitlement to benefits within 10 days after the change occurred. This is a violation under s.149(2) of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act. The matter proceeded by way of an Agreed Statement of Facts.

On a joint sentencing submission, Dwayne MacDonald was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Barrie to pay a fine of $3,000, plus a 25% Victim Fine Surcharge, payable within 12 months.

November 22: HBL Home Maintenance Specialist Inc. fined $2,000

On November 22, 2019, HBL Home Maintenance Specialist Inc. located at 335 Dain Ave, Welland, ON, pleaded guilty to one count of knowingly permitting a worker to contribute in any way toward indemnifying the employer against any liability that the employer has incurred or may incur under the insurance plan, such liability include premiums owing by an employer to the Board. This is a violation under s.155(1) of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act. The matter proceeded by way of an Agreed Statement of Facts.

On a joint sentencing submission, HBL Home Maintenance Specialist Inc. was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Welland to pay a fine of $2,000, plus a 25% Victim Fine Surcharge, payable within 6 months.

November 21: Russell Orr fined $6,000

On November 21, 2019, Russell Orr pleaded guilty to one count of knowingly making a false or misleading statement or representation to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board in connection with his claim for benefits. The defendant also pleaded guilty to one count of wilfully failing to inform the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board of a material change in circumstances in connection with his entitlement to benefits within 10 days after the change occurred. These are violations under s.149(1) and s.149(2) of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act. The matter proceeded by way of an Agreed Statement of Facts.

On a joint sentencing submission, Russell Orr was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Hamilton to pay fines totalling $6,000, plus a 25% Victim Fine Surcharge, payable within 12 months.

November 7: 8325871 Canada Inc. fined $3,000


On November 7, 2019, 8325871 Canada Inc. located at 702 Berthiaume Rue Suite 4, Hawkesbury, ON, pleaded guilty to one count of failing to notify the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board within three days after learning of an accident to a worker. This is a violation under s.152(3) of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act. The matter proceeded by way of an Agreed Statement of Facts.

On a joint sentencing submission, 8325871 Canada Inc. was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in L'Orignal to pay a fine of $3,000, plus a 25% Victim Fine Surcharge, payable within 15 days.

 

October 2019

October 1: 2048895 Ontario Limited o/a Fin-Aire fined $4,000

On October 1, 2019, 2048895 Ontario Limited o/a Fin-Aire located at 991 John F. Scott Road in Kingston, ON, pleaded guilty to one count of failing to notify the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board within three days after learning of an accident to a worker.  This is a violation under s.152(3) of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act.  The matter proceeded by way of an Agreed Statement of Facts.

On a joint sentencing submission, 2048895 Ontario Limited o/a Fin-Aire was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Belleville to pay a fine of $4,000, plus a 25% Victim Fine Surcharge, payable within 90 days.

 

September 2019

September 20: 1850178 Ontario Limited operating as Acura of North Toronto fined $6,000

On September 20, 2019, 1850178 Ontario Limited operating as Acura of North Toronto, located at 7064 Yonge Street in Vaughan, pleaded guilty to one count of failing to notify the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board within three days after learning of an accident to a worker.  This is a violation under s.152(3) of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act.  The matter proceeded by way of an Agreed Statement of Facts.

On a joint sentencing submission, 1850178 Ontario Limited operating as Acura of North Toronto,  was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Newmarket to pay a fine of $6,000, plus a 25% Victim Fine Surcharge, payable within 30 days.

September 13: Euro Shawarma Ltd. fined $1,000

On September 13, 2019, Euro Shawarma Ltd. located at 2706 Keele Street in Toronto, pleaded guilty to one count of failing to register with the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board within 10 days of becoming an employer. This is a violation under s.151(1) of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act.  The matter proceeded by way of an Agreed Statement of Facts.

On a joint sentencing submission, Euro Shawarma Ltd. was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Toronto (York Civic Centre) to pay a fine of $1,000, plus a 25% Victim Fine Surcharge, payable within 6 months. 

September 13: 1941388 Ontario Inc. o/a Two Brothers Shawarma and o/a Euro Shawarma fined $1,000

On September 13, 2019, 1941388 Ontario Inc. o/a Two Brothers Shawarma and o/a Euro Shawarma located at 2631 Eglinton Avenue West in Toronto, pleaded guilty to one count of failing to register with the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board within 10 days of becoming an employer. This is a violation under s.151(1) of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act.  The matter proceeded by way of an Agreed Statement of Facts.

On a joint sentencing submission, 1941388 Ontario Inc. o/a Two Brothers Shawarma and o/a Euro Shawarma was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Toronto (York Civic Centre) to pay a fine of $1,000, plus a 25% Victim Fine Surcharge, payable within 6 months. 

September 11: Michael Stewart fined $1,000

On September 11, 2019, Michael Stewart, being an employer located at 136 Front Street in Bracebridge, ON, pleaded guilty to one count of failing to notify the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board within three days after learning of an accident to a worker.  This is a violation under s.152(3) of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act.  The matter proceeded by way of an Agreed Statement of Facts.

On a joint sentencing submission, Michael Stewart was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Bracebridge to pay a fine of $1,000, plus a 25% Victim Fine Surcharge, payable within 30 days.

 

August 2019

August 21: Garden Foods - Bolton Ltd. fined $2,500

On August 21, 2019, Garden Foods - Bolton Ltd. located at 501 Queen Street South in Bolton, ON, pleaded guilty to one count of failing to notify the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board within three days after learning of an accident to a worker. This is a violation under s.152(3) of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act. The matter proceeded by way of an Agreed Statement of Facts.

On a joint sentencing submission, Garden Foods - Bolton Ltd. was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Caledon East to pay a fine of $2,500, plus a 25% Victim Fine Surcharge, payable within 30 days. 

August 20: Better Start Naturals Inc. operating as Welo

On August 20, 2019, Better Start Naturals Inc. operating as Welo located at 14-3750A Laird Road in Mississauga, ON, pleaded guilty to one count of failing to register with the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board within 10 days of becoming an employer. This is a violation under s.151(1) of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act. The matter proceeded by way of an Agreed Statement of Facts.

On a joint sentencing submission, Better Start Naturals Inc. operating as Welo was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Mississauga to pay a fine of $4,000, plus a 25% Victim Fine Surcharge, payable within one year. 

August 15: 1773321 Ontario Inc. o/a TAF Staffing Company

On August 15, 2019, 1773321 Ontario Inc. o/a TAF Staffing Company located at 180 Mississauga Valley Boulevard, Mississauga, ON, pleaded guilty to one count of failing to register with the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board within 10 days of becoming an employer. This is a violation under s.151(1) of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act. The matter proceeded by way of an Agreed Statement of Facts.

On a joint sentencing submission, 1773321 Ontario Inc. o/a TAF Staffing Company was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Hamilton to pay a fine of $2,500, plus a 25% Victim Fine Surcharge, payable within 60 days. 

August 13: Drakkar & Associes Inc./Drakkar & Partners Inc.

On August 13, 2019, Drakkar & Associes Inc./Drakkar & Partners Inc. located at 6303 Airport Road in Mississauga, ON, pleaded guilty to one count of failing to notify the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board within three days after learning of an accident to a worker. This is a violation under s.152(3) of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act. The matter proceeded by way of an Agreed Statement of Facts.

On sentencing submissions, Drakkar & Associes Inc./Drakkar & Partners Inc. was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton to pay a fine of $5,000, plus a 25% Victim Fine Surcharge, payable within 30 days.