IN A FLASH: Important update for Ontario Members

October 12, 2021

Ontario WSIB Announces New Financial Measures at AGM

The Ontario government announced a plan to reduce Workplace Safety Insurance Board (WSIB) premium rates for 2022, and distribute excess surpluses from the WSIB fund to participating employers.

Employers will have access to a portion of the WSIB’s reserve according to Monte McNaughton, Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development. Minister McNaughton announced the Ontario government’s intention to introduce new legislation in the fall of 2021 to amend the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act.

Our partner at Mathews Dinsdale & Clark LLP provide their insights here.

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MENTAL HEALTH INITIATIVES

We are proud to announce Merit’s Mental Health Strategy.

This program will keep mental health at the forefront for Merit members, their employees, and families.

We have made available to our members resources to assist in navigating mental health issues in the workplace and at home.