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AWCBC is celebrating its 100th Anniversary in 2019!

Centennials are a time to reflect on our history while looking towards the future. Canadian workplaces have changed significantly since the founding of the Association of Workers’ Compensation Boards of Canada in 1919.
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Trevor Alexander selected as new WCB-Alberta President & CEO

Announcement from Grace Thostenson, WCB-Alberta Board Chair, to staff at WCB-Alberta: I’m pleased to let you know the WCB-Alberta Board of Directors has selected Trevor Alexander as our new President & CEO, effective March 18, 2019.
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WorkplaceNL launches new online Young Worker Occupational Health and Safety course

WorkplaceNL launched its new Young Worker Occupational Health and Safety course this December, at Waterford Valley High in St. John’s, NL.
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New Brunswick legislation eliminates waiting period by 2021, reduces 2019 assessment rate

New legislation introduced in New Brunswick repeals the province’s three-day workers’ compensation coverage waiting period provision, in stages, with the initial elimination of one unpaid day effective July 1, 2019 and the complete elimination of the unpaid waiting period
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Six Manitoba safety organizations form the Industry Based Safety Program Council

Six Manitoba Industry Based Safety Programs (IBSPs), along with their host organizations announce the formation of the Manitoba IBSP Council.
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Province and SAFE Work Manitoba launch new online course to prepare youth for job market

The Manitoba government and SAFE Work Manitoba are launching a new online Young Worker Readiness Certificate course to teach youth the basics about workers’ and employers’ rights and responsibilities for safety and health in the workplace.
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Cannabis legal, WSCC releases educational materials about impairment in the workplace

With cannabis now legal for recreational use in Canada, the Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut has released online educational materials aimed at employers and workers on impairment in the workplace.
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WSIB honored with Ontario Psychological Association 2018 Public Service Award

The WSIB’s collaborative Community Mental Health Program has been honored with the 2018 Public Service Award from the Ontario Psychological Association.
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WorkSafeBC chaired First Responders Mental Health Committee receives Dr. Joseph H. Cohen Award for Public Safety

The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation has awarded the WorkSafeBC chaired BC First Responders Mental Health Committee with the Dr. Joseph H. Cohen Award in recognition of its outstanding work to increase awareness of and support for positive mental health among first res
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Gold Certification awarded to the CNESST for gender parity

The Chair of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of the Commission des normes, de l’équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail, Manuelle Oudar, is pleased to announce that the CNESST was awarded Gold Parity Certification at the Women in Governance’s Annual R
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