January 2015                              FRANÇAIS      ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ      INUINNAQTUN



The Workers' Safety and Compensation Commission (WSCC) operates across the Northwest Territories and Nunavut, promoting workplace safety, and care for injured workers. To ensure services and resources meet the needs of Northerners, the WSCC actively engages with their stakeholders, in-person, through surveys and committees, and by email and phone.


The WSCC believes in being transparent and accountable. We offer opportunities and channels for stakeholders to put forth their thoughts, ideas, and feelings. The information below is a brief description of stakeholder engagement opportunities and how you can participate. 




Kicking-off a new three-year strategic plan, the WSCC is taking a proactive approach early in the New Year and reaching out to employers to ensure they receive the services they need. WSCC team member, Mike Filipowitsch, will visit large and small employers in Yellowknife, Hay River, Inuvik, and Iqaluit, and call employers located in other parts of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.


He will collect valuable information to better understand how organizations work with the WSCC, what resources they need from us to support them, and to explore how working together we can advance the Northern safety culture. The data will directly support our strategic priority of Delivering Quality Services and Outcomes for Workers and Employers.  If your organization does not receive a call or visit, please click here to find out how you can provide your input.




The Stakeholder Engagement Committee (SEC) was initiated in 2014. The Committee consists of workers, employers, and members of the general public from across the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. SEC members provide timely input to the WSCC to facilitate policy creation, decision making, and program delivery. If you have a passion for safety, and are interested in eliminating workplace diseases and injuries, consider becoming part of this exciting committee. To learn more, please click here.




The WSCC conducts a stakeholder survey every three years. A third party organization administers this survey, independent from the WSCC. The survey is conducted with both employers and workers, with the objective to understand their opinions on workplace safety and injury prevention, their awareness of the WSCC and our services, and their satisfaction with our services. The feedback from this survey helps shape WSCC priorities and provides input on how to better serve our stakeholders. The next stakeholder survey will take place in early fall of 2016.




The WSCC Governance Council establishes policies for implementation of the Workers' Compensation Act(s), the Safety Act(s), the Mine Health and Safety Act(s) and the Explosives Use Act(s). The WSCC Policy Manual is available on our website. We maintain a schedule of policy review and evaluation, and seek stakeholder input to ensure policies meet the needs of Northerners.


To learn about our policy development process and view a schedule of policies under review, click here. To find out how you can participate, contact our Policy and Corporate Reporting unit by email at policy@wscc.nt.ca.  While we do not implement all of the recommendations we receive, we do carefully assess each, and if there is merit in a change, bring it forward to the Governance Council.


Interested in more information? Check out our website, and email us! We'd love to hear from you! You can also share your suggestions with our President by calling (867) 920-3888, toll free at (800) 661-0792, or by email at feedback@wscc.nt.ca.

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