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Volume 7 Issue 1

February 2013

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In This Issue
Corporate Plan

2013 Strategic Communications Plan

Employer Payroll Statements Due

New Chief Financial Officer

Insight Refresh

Governance Council Meeting

Rankin Inlet Office Closure

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Policy Spotlight


At its recent December meeting in Yellowknife, the Governance Council approved revisions to 3 policies: 00.01, Policy Creation and Revision; 00.07, Consultation; 03.03, Arising Out of and During the Course of Employment.


To view all current policies, including those under review, visit our website.


Welcome to a new year. I hope everyone is enjoying the winter season with family and friends.


With the cold weather making a triumphant return across the North, I encourage everyone to be aware of the dangers in this weather. They exist not only in your work life, but also in your home life.


This year marks the move into the second year of our three-year strategic plan, which is bringing about new initiatives. One of the focuses is a directed services philosophy. This is an approach in which the Workers' Safety and Compensation Commission (WSCC) looks at where workplace diseases and injuries occur and directs our focus there. Reducing incident rates reduces assessment rates, benefitting all stakeholders.


A new year brings about resolutions and renewals of commitment. At the WSCC, this means continuing to focus on our vision to eliminate workplace diseases and injuries. Stay warm, and stay safe.



Dave Grundy

President & CEO

Corporate Plan

The WSCC is entering the second year of a three-year strategic plan, with refined priorities and stakeholder commitment. Focussing on the elimination of workplace diseases Corporate Plan 2013and injuries throughout the North, the Strategic Plan works to ensure the WSCC achieves our vision and mission and demonstrates the values required to do so.


 The 2013 Corporate Plan provides a brief review of the past year's activities, and what we plan to do in the upcoming year to meet stakeholder needs. It focuses on advancing the safety culture, and managing for quality results.


Check out the 2013 Corporate Plan online.


We value open and transparent communication, which is why we want to hear from you. To grow and improve, we need to know what we can do better. If you have any comments, concerns, or recommendations on our programs and service delivery, please forward them to our President.

2013 Strategic Communications Plan


The Strategic Communications Plan identifies how the WSCC will focus its communications to achieve the Governance Council's strategic and foundational priorities, identified in the 2012-2014 Strategic Plan.


To advance the safety culture we will deliver programs, resources and tools to support our stakeholders. This includes materials to assist small businesses and the average person understand their rights and obligations under the Safety Acts. To sustain the workers' protection fund, we commit to producing fiscally responsible communications materials.


The WSCC prides itself in being a trustworthy and transparent organization, and will be forthright in its communications with stakeholders.

Employer Payroll Statments Due

It's that time of year again. Employer payroll statements (EPS) are due February 28.  Submit your forms on time to avoid penalty. Remember to submit even if you're reporting zero payroll. PayrollRevisions


In Nunavut, fax your forms to (867) 979-8501 or toll-free (866) 979-8501.


In the Northwest Territories, fax your forms to (867) 873-4596 or toll free (866) 277-3677.


The WSCC mailed EPS packages in December. If you did not receive your package, the forms are available online. It's important to keep copies for your records. Let us know if you need help filling out the forms - we're here to help!

Len MacDonald

New Chief Financial Officer


The WSCC has a new face at the Yellowknife office! We welcome Len MacDonald, the new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Vice President, Financial Services.


Len has been in the North for over 15 years, previously working for the Inuvialuit Group and Beaufort Delta Health and Social Services. Completing his Bachelor of Commerce at Mount Allison University, Len also has his Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designations.


Len looks forward to new challenges and working in an organization that serves both the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

Insight Refresh

surveyInsight has been our electronic stakeholder newsletter since 2008. The WSCC is refreshing the publication to make sure it remains a valuable resource, helping you eliminate workplace diseases and injuries. And, we want to hear what you have to say!


Let us know what changes you'd like to see by filling out our survey here or email us!

Governance Council Meeting

The first Governance Council (GC) meeting of 2013 takes place in Iqaluit March 5 - 7. Agenda items include the 2012 Audit Committee Report, the WSCC's Q4 Performance Report, and various policies including Safety Education and Reporting an Injury.


The GC meets four times a year. The next meeting will take place in Yellowknife in June.


If you have something you want to share with our Governance Council, email!

Rankin Inlet Office ClosureExclamation


Rankin Inlet Office Closure


The WSCC's regional office in Rankin Inlet will close its doors at the end of February. Our Iqaluit office, and Yellowknife headquarters, will continue providing service to stakeholders in the region.


Quality Assurance

Quality Assurance


The Workers' Safety and Compensation Commission commits to service excellence. Share your suggestions with our President on how to serve you better. Email or call (867) 920-3888, toll free at 1-800-661-0792.

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