Industry Feedback: Workers’ Compensation System (WorkSafeBC) Review

The Minister of Labour recently commissioned Ms. Janet Patterson, a retired labour lawyer, to undertake a review of the Workers’ Compensation system (WorkSafeBC). The review builds on targeted reviews undertaken by Mr. Paul Petrie on Mr. Terry Boygo last year which looked at selected aspects of the system.

VICA is working on behalf of our members, with other industry associations including the BCCA, to provide feedback on the Workers’ Compensation system. As such, we are encouraging you, our members, to complete the online questionnaire to participate in the review. Alternatively, you can send a letter directly to the project lead, Janet Patterson.


Submissions will be received until July 19th. 

The review will assess:

  • the system’s policies and practices that support injured workers’ return to work;
  • WorkSafeBC’s current policies and practices through a gender- and diversity-based analysis (commonly referred to as GBA +);
  • modernization of WorkSafeBC’s culture to reflect a worker-centric service delivery model;
  • the case management of injured workers; and
  • any potential amendments to the Workers Compensation Act arising from this focused review.

Learn more at

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