Useful Links

Fair Practices Commission 2020 Annual Report

The Fair Practices Commission is an independent office that works to promote and ensure fair practices at the WSIB of Ontario. The FPC listens to the concerns raised by injured workers, employers, and service providers; resolves fairness issues as quickly as possible; and identifies recurring fair practice issues and report them to the WSIB with recommendations for improvements.

Asbestos in Canada

By 1966, Canada was producing 40 percent of the world’s chrysotile asbestos. By the 1970s, doctors had declared the asbestos mining towns in Canada to be among the most dangerous in the world, with rates of mesothelioma and other asbestos diseases shockingly high and increasing.

Asbestos in the UK

Asbestos was widely used in the United Kingdom for many decades. Lauded as an excellent insulator, the mineral found its way into shipyards, factories, chemical plants, power plants, refineries, commercial buildings and even homes and schools in the U.K. Little thought was given to the potential dangers of the mineral, even though scientific findings from as early as the 1920s and 1930s suggested that the material was causing serious respiratory illnesses in individuals exposed to airborne asbestos fibers.

Canadian Injured Workers Alliance (CIWA)

The Canadian Injured Workers Alliance (CIWA) is a national network of injured workers groups that aims to support and strengthen the work of local, provincial, and territorial injured workers groups by providing a forum for exchanging information and sharing experiences.

Community Legal Education Ontario: WSIB Manual

Workers’ Compensation: A Manual for Workers’ Advocates is a practitioner’s guide for injured workers’ representatives, whether based in legal clinics, the private bar, injured workers’ groups, or unions.

Community Legal Education Ontario: WSIB Publications

Most of our publications are written for people with low incomes, and other disadvantaged groups, including immigrants and refugees, seniors, women and injured workers. Community legal clinics, agencies and organizations also use our publications to help clients with legal problems. By describing the law as simply and clearly as possible, our materials help people understand and exercise their legal rights.

Information for Young or New Workers

Our goal is to give you the health and safety awareness you need to protect yourself and your fellow workers.

Institute for Work and Health

The Institute for Work & Health is an independent, not-for-profit organization. Our mission is to conduct and share research that protects and improves the health of working people and is valued by policy-makers, workers and workplaces, clinicians, and health & safety professionals.

Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW)

Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW) is a pro-active team of health professionals committed to promoting the highest degree of physical, mental and social well being for workers and their communities.

Ontario Workplace Tribunal Library

The library is available to workers, employers, and their representatives as they deal with issues in labour relations, human rights, employment standards, pay equity and workers' compensation.

A Guide for Navigating the WSIB Process

Where to start after your workplace injury or illness? Navigating Ontario’s workers’ compensation system can be stressful. The Ontario Legal Clinics’ Workers’ Compensation Network has recently prepared What Every Injured worker Needs to Know, a practical 24-page guide to help you understand: how the claims process works what Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) benefits might be available to you

Your Legal Rights

A project of CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario), Your Legal Rights is a website of free legal information for people in Ontario. This site has free, practical, and easy-to-find legal information produced by hundreds of organizations across Ontario.