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October 18 - 22, 2021

Oct 18, 2021 (9:00am-12:00pm (Eastern))
Oct 19, 2021 (9:00am-12:00pm (Eastern))
Oct 20, 2021 (9:00am-12:00pm (Eastern))
Oct 21, 2021 (9:00am-12:00pm (Eastern))
Oct 22, 2021 (9:00am-12:00pm (Eastern))

This workshop is open to Ontario members only. Participants will be contacted following the registration deadline so please provide a personal email address for the member who is attending the workshop. DO NOT PROVIDE A LOCAL EMAIL ADDRESS. Members will need to provide a valid address for the shipping of material in advance of the workshop.



The first of six core certification courses offered, this introductory course begins by exploring the history of the health & safety and compensation systems in Ontario and the development of legislation and the general principles of the system.

Participants learn:

The basics of a disability prevention framework;
How the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) determines whether an injury is compensable;
About some workplace injuries and occupational illnesses; and
Explore how to properly file a claim, including the applicable timelines.
Worker and employer obligations are covered as well as roles and responsibilities with respect to work reintegration. The WSIB work reintegration policies are discussed and the new direction that the Board is taking with respect to returning workers to their pre-injury job with the injury employer. Disability Prevention best practices and shared responsibilities are also discussed and ways in which unions should participate in work reintegration are explored. Leading research shows that a collaborative and cooperative approach to work reintegration following the hierarchy of jobs, beginning with a pre-injury job, leads to better outcomes for both workers and employers. Protections under other legislation are also discussed should a work reintegration plan not provide sufficient protection to a worker in a work reintegration plan.

Finally, participants discuss how to effectively implement the new skills that have been acquired through this course and what additional resources are available.

Sep 10, 2021

Zoom Call
Toronto, Ontario



Your registration is not final until payment is received. PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN SEPTEMBER 13, 2021. If payment is not received by this date, the space will be released.
Please make cheques payable to: Canadian Union of Public Employees
Mail payment to: CUPE Ontario Regional Office, 80 Commerce Valley Drive E., Markham, ON L3T 0B2 Attn: Collette Calvelli
Material will be mailed out to all registered and paid participants prior to the start of the workshop.

Please note that this workshop may be cancelled due to low registration or other reasons.

Send your cancellation request in writing with your local number, address and telephone number by the registration deadline to: Collette Calvelli,,

No refunds will be issued for cancellations after September 13, 2021.

In response to the health concerns of our members and staff, CUPE has implemented a Scent-Free Policy at all of our workshops. Scented products such as hair spray, perfume and deodorant can trigger reactions such as respiratory distress and headaches. Facilitators and participants are asked to refrain from using scented products while attending our workshops and meetings. Thank you for your cooperation

Collette Calvelli

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