Policy consultations

Framework for Operational Policy Development and Renewal

The 
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.

Policy Agenda 2022

The annual Policy Agenda outlines our policy priorities for the coming year and includes items that may involve stakeholder consultation.

A focus of the 2022 Agenda will be on the continued implementation of the Occupational Disease Strategy, including the establishment and first meetings of the Scientific Advisory Table on Occupational Disease, the consultation and finalization of the Occupational Disease Policy Framework and continued research efforts to support policy development in relation to occupational disease. A policy review for Noise-Induced Hearing Loss decision-making will also proceed in 2022.

The Agenda also focuses on the ongoing implementation of the recommendations from the Ontario Government’s Operational Review of the WSIB. This includes implementing recent legislative amendments related to surplus distribution. We will also work towards developing a response to recommendations from the Value for Money Audit on the Serious Injury Program.

Lastly, we will review our approach for Temporary Employment Agencies which will include further stakeholder engagement.

In addition to the above, we will provide ongoing support on our response to the novel COVID-19 pandemic and maintain policy capacity to support any other legislative or regulatory changes that may occur, and to address unanticipated policy items that may arise throughout the year.

See our 2022 Policy Agenda.

See our past policy agendas.

Current Consultations

Temporary Employment Agency Consultation

The WSIB has launched phase 1 of the Temporary Employment Agency consultation to seek stakeholder feedback to help inform the WSIB's analysis on the rate-setting approach for TEAs beyond 2023. The consultation period started on Friday May 6, 2022 and will close on Thursday June 30, 2022. We look forward to hearing from you.

Past consultations

Occupational Disease Policy Framework Consultation

As part of the WSIB’s Occupational Disease Strategy, the WSIB has launched a consultation to seek stakeholder feedback on our Draft Occupational Disease Policy Framework. The consultation period started Tuesday November 30, 2021, and closed on Monday February 28, 2022.

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.