In this issue:
  • Pay WSIB premiums through a CRA My Business Account
  • Supporting first responders’ mental health
  • Helping people with musculoskeletal injuries
  • Stakeholder consultation for dispute resolution and appeals processes 
  • Coming soon: Track an appeal through online services
  • It’s time to #PracticeSafeWork

Pay WSIB premiums through a CRA My Business Account

Ontario businesses can now report insurable earnings and pay WSIB premiums online through a Canada Revenue Agency My Business Account.

To save time, they can do this at the same time that they complete their business taxes. Learn more about all our premium reporting and payment options for businesses and how best to manage your WSIB account.  

Supporting first responders’ mental health 

First responders have the highest number of mental stress injury claims seen by the WSIB. Speaking at the First Responders’ Mental Health Conference on May 17, WSIB CEO Jeffery Lang encouraged participants to work together to put in place the supports first responders need to stay healthy. “We must keep sharing information and best practices and continue research to improve treatment programs,” said Lang. “Our shared message has to be that we have the backs of the first responders, who have ours.”

First responders have access to mental health services geared specifically to them through the First Responder Mental Health Specialty Program Pilot, provided jointly by the WSIB and Trillium Health Partners. The WSIB website also has information about work-related mental stress injuries and how the WSIB can help.

Helping people with musculoskeletal injuries

Our new community-based health care program is designed to provide early care to people with musculoskeletal injuries. This comprehensive program replaces our former separate programs for low back, shoulder, musculoskeletal and non-surgical fracture care. All regulated health professionals whose scope of practice, knowledge and skill include the assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries can register to deliver the program. 

Learn more

Stakeholder consultation for dispute resolution and appeals processes 

We want to improve our dispute resolution and appeals process so that people have faster access to better meet their needs and expectations. Our recent value-for-money audit helped identify current challenges and offer recommendations for improvement. You can share your feedback on six categories of questions about the audit recommendations to help us successfully improve our service.

Visit for more details.

Coming soon: Track an appeal through online services for businesses 

People with claims can already track the status of an appeal online, anytime. This summer, businesses will be able to track the status of an appeal anytime. This is one more way they can find the information they need through our secure online services. Businesses can also submit documents and send us messages, all in one convenient place. Visit to sign up. 

It’s time to #PracticeSafeWork – after all, “You’re only human”

Summer is here, and that means a lot of young people taking on summer jobs or entering the workforce.

This year, we are reminding people in this age group that they’re only human, and encouraging them to work safely and know their rights and responsibilities.

Visit to find resources to help the young people in your life. 

Do you want to earn rebates while making your business safer? Join our Health and Safety Excellence program to get started today.

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