Policy consultations

Framework for Operational Policy Development and Renewal

The 
, and our Occupational Disease Policy Framework together  guide our 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 2023

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

A focus of the 2023 agenda will be on the investigation of occupational disease risk factors, including reviewing the final report for the asbestos and gastrointestinal cancer grant with the Scientific Advisory Table. We will also be exploring the association between silica and lung cancer, benzene and acute myeloid leukemia, and trichloroethylene and kidney cancer.

Additionally, the agenda focuses on reviewing stakeholder feedback from our consultation related to the independent living suite of policies. This includes publishing revisions to the policies and providing implementation advice and support. 

In 2023, we will conclude the review of the rate setting approach for Temporary Employment Agencies and communicate the results to stakeholders. Policy support will also be provided to potential revisions to the in-year rate adjustment process.

In addition to the above, we will provide ongoing policy support to better meet customer needs and expectations and maintain policy capacity to support any potential legislative changes.

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See our past policy agendas.

Current Consultations

Serious Injury Program value-for-money audit consultation

The WSIB launched a consultation as part of our response to the recommendations from the value-for-money audit on the Serious Injury Program. The consultation period started on Friday September 16, 2022 and closed on Friday October 14, 2022.  We are currently reviewing submissions received and will provide additional information on the next steps in the coming months.

Past consultations

Temporary Employment Agency consultation

The WSIB's phase two of the Temporary Employment Agency (TEA) consultation sought stakeholder feedback on the proposed modification to the rate-setting approach for TEAs and/or their views on how TEAs transition to this revised approach. Phase two of the consultation started on Wednesday October 12, 2022 and closed on Wednesday November 16, 2022. 

Occupational Disease Policy Framework Consultation

As part of the WSIB’s Occupational Disease Strategy, the WSIB solicited feedback from stakeholders on a Draft Occupational Disease Policy Framework. The consultation period started Tuesday November 30, 2021, and closed on Monday February 28, 2022.

To view the approved Occupational Disease Policy Framework, Consultation summary, and stakeholder submissions please see the Occupational Disease Policy Framework Consultation page.

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.