Elizabeth Witmer reappointed as WSIB Chair

Toronto, May 19, 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 third term.  Her appointment is effective May 17, 2020 to December 31, 2020. 

“Since 2012, Mrs. Witmer’s exceptional leadership has guided us to the strongest financial position we have ever been in while driving for enhanced  service for people suffering a workplace injury or illness,” said Tom Teahen, President and Chief Executive Officer of the WSIB. “She has been a driving force for recent successes including the elimination of our unfunded liability, the introduction of our new premium rate-setting model, and the expansion of our online services.”

A passionate advocate for workplace health and safety, Mrs. Witmer has received numerous honours during her career in public service, including the Queen’s Golden and Diamond Jubilee Medals, the Social Work Doctors’ Award. Most recently, Mrs. Witmer received the Ontario General Contractors Association Doug Chalmers Award for Safety in recognition of her long-time commitment to workplace health and safety. Mrs. Witmer was a key architect of the WSIB’s Strategic Plan and its vision to make Ontario the safest and healthiest place to work.

“As we adjust to these unprecedented times, I am privileged to lead this incredible organization and the people who do so much every day to help people recover and return to work,” said Elizabeth Witmer. “At a time when everyone is focused on health and safety, I look forward to building on our recent accomplishments and continuing our momentum.”


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