Policy consultations

Framework for Operational Policy Development and Renewal

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 2021

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

The key areas of policy activity in 2021 will be to provide support for the transformational changes under our Strategic Plan (2019-2021) and to continue to advise and support the organization’s response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We will develop an Occupational Disease Strategy, and help implement recommendations from the Ontario Government’s Operational Review of the WSIB, and the Value for Money Audit on the Serious Injury Program. Work will continue on ongoing projects from prior agendas, such as supporting the implementation of the Rate Framework Modernization, and the revised return-to-work policy suite. We will also conduct the scheduled review of the medical cannabis policy and commence the review of four additional policies scheduled for cyclical review in 2021.

In addition to the above, we will 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 2021 Policy Agenda (PDF).

See our past policy agendas

Past consultations

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.