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Ministry: Labour

Thanks to everyone who participated in the review. We are finalizing the report and no longer accepting submissions. Please check back for more updates.

The Alberta government is committed to making sure the WCB system provides fair compensation and meaningful rehabilitation and that the system is sustainable and affordable. It’s been more than 15 years since the last WCB review.

What’s under review

An independent three-member panel conducted a formal review of the workers’ compensation system.

This system includes the:

The review examined the:

  • WCB’s governance and effectiveness
  • principles of compensation
  • policies of WCB including those related to privacy and confidentiality
  • transparency of processes and decision-making.

Read the terms of reference (0.2 MB)

Reporting

The panel released a progress update, Working Together: WCB Review Progress Report, to government in November. The report describes the major activities the panel has undertaken since it was established in March and is only intended to reflect key themes of what the panel has heard from stakeholders up to early November. There are many diverse perspectives, from workers, employers, unions, industry associations, health professionals and other interested Albertans about the current strengths in the workers' compensation system and where they see opportunities for improvement, which are reflected in the report.

The panel will provide a final report that includes their recommendations in spring 2017.

The panel will not review ongoing or previously submitted WCB claims, or an employer’s ability to apply for coverage for workers. If you have questions about a claim please contact WCB-Alberta.

Find out what we heard

About the WCB

WCB is the administrator of the Workers’ Compensation Act and makes claim benefit decisions based on assessment of claim facts and application of legislation and policy.

The WCB provides no-fault disability insurance for workplace injuries and illnesses to more than 160,000 employers and more than two million workers. The program is 100 per cent employer funded and operates with oversight from a 10-member Board of Directors.

News

WCB Review panel provides engagement update

NOV 9 2016
The progress report outlines what the independent review panel has heard so far about the Workers' Compensation Board (WCB) from Albertans.

WCB Review panel asks Albertans for input

JUN 6 2016
Albertans are invited to share their opinions and experiences with the Workers’ Compensation Board review panel.

Government launches formal review of Alberta’s Workers’ Compensation Board

MAR 24 2016
As part of the Government of Alberta’s review of agencies, boards and commissions, an independent panel will review the WCB system and make recommendations.