IWC Know your rights workshop – deeming


When a worker gets injured or made ill on the job they are entitled to benefits from the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB), including wage-loss benefits. However, sometimes the WSIB decides a worker is able to return to work before they are ready and “deems” them to be employed, even when they are not. The result is big reductions in benefits, often down to zero. It can be a devastating moment for injured workers and their families.

You’re invited to the next Injured Workers Community Legal Clinic Know Your Rights Workshop on November 27th, 11am to 1pm. This workshop will focus on Deeming/Determining in Ontario and beyond. We will hear from experts and advocates about what to expect if you are on WSIB wage loss benefits and what kind of information to gather from your doctor. We will also will hear about a significant recent legal victory relating to the way migrant workers are deemed in Ontario.

The workshop will be delivered in-person and virtually (hybrid). Registration is required. You can register by clicking HERE or using this link:

Workshop will include:

  • Review of recent workers’ compensation news stories.
  • Brief overview of deeming/determining policy and some tips on gathering medical information for an appeal.
  • Special guest: Maryth Yachnin (IAVGO Legal Clinic) to speak about a recent WSIAT Tribunal case relating to how WSIB deems migrant workers in Ontario.

In person details:

Injured Workers Community Legal Clinic is located at 815 Danforth Ave suite 411, Toronto. We encourage participants to wear a mask throughout the workshop.
Note: The event will provide general information on how the WSIB works, and include a Q&A session. Due to time constraints and privacy concerns, we will not be able to discuss specific cases, but we will provide details on how you can receive one-on-one advice about your case if you need it.