Policy consultations

Framework for Operational Policy Development and Renewal

The Framework (PDF) 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 2020

The annual Policy Agenda outlines the WSIB’s policy priorities for the coming year. As part of the WSIB’s commitment to open communication and service excellence, the Policy Agenda communicates the priorities of the Policy area for the coming year, and includes items that may or may not involve stakeholder consultation.

A key area of activity for the WSIB’s policy area in 2020 will be to provide advice and support in relation to transformational projects under the WSIB’s 2019-2021 Strategic Plan. Work will also continue on a number of ongoing projects from prior Agendas, such as supporting the implementation of Rate Framework Modernization and the Return-To-Work policy suite review. As a result, there are plans for just two new policy items in 2020: the WSIB’s first review of the scientific and clinical evidence on medical cannabis, and the scheduled review of Operational Policy Manual document 18-01-14, Annual Indexing.

In addition to the above, the WSIB will maintain policy capacity to support any changes resulting from the Ontario Government’s Operational Review of the WSIB, and to address unanticipated policy items that may arise throughout the year.

See our 2020 Policy Agenda (PDF).

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.

Chronic Mental Stress consultation

The Chronic Mental Stress policy to support legislation (Bill 127) passed by the Ontario government is effective as of January 1, 2018.

To read the policy and review stakeholder submissions received during this consultation, please visit the Work-Related Chronic Mental Stress Policy Consultation page.