Workers Compensation System Review
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Who: Workers in B.C. and WorkSafeBC
What: A review of the current worker compensation system
Why: To modernize WorkSafeBC’s delivery model
How: In-person, online
This engagement reviewed the current B.C. workers compensation system and looked for ways to make it more worker-centered and modernize WorkSafeBC’s delivery model. This engagement also looked at the current policies in place, through a gender and diversity-based lens. The review was led by retired labour lawyer Janet Patterson, who was appointed in April 2019.
Public engagement included in-person hearings across the province, email submissions and a questionnaire. British Columbians were invited to share their views on what an improved system could look like and provide feedback, which directly informed the Reviewers recommendations. Input was received from individuals with lived experience, employers, medical practitioners, Indigenous people and First Nations, unions, employer associations, representatives of workers and employers, the legal community and members of the public.
- Feedback from over 2,000 people and organizations around the province was received
- Two reports that also helped inform the review:
- View the report: New Directions: Report of the Workers’ Compensation Board Review, 2019
- Read the addendum to the report including acknowledgements of presenters and workers’ voices.