Office of the Worker Adviser announces new website, updated content

April 30, 2013

An announcement from the Office of the Worker Adviser: The new website of the Office of the Worker Adviser (OWA) went live on April 2, 2013.

With a modern and simplified design, the new Office of the Worker Adviser website has been reorganized to better reflect our expanded mandate, with separate sections covering workplace insurance and health and safety reprisals in Ontario. The new design focuses on user friendliness and accessibility, allowing more efficient access to helpful information.

Containing over 30 updated pages, including 16 pages with new content or major revisions, the site continues to be a key source of information for workers in both English and French. Workers can find answers in a significantly expanded and reorganized list of the most frequently asked questions heard from our clients. A featured Spotlight section also gives the OWA space to highlight important news and events, allowing the agency to give voice to the issues affecting workers and network with the community of groups assisting injured workers and promoting health and safety in the workplace.

The Office of the Worker Adviser is an independent agency of the Ontario Ministry of Labour and is at arm's length from the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) or the Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB). Established in 1985, the OWA provides free and confidential services (advice, education, and representation) to non-unionized workers in workplace insurance matters (formerly called workers' compensation) and on occupational health and safety reprisal issues. The OWA has sixteen offices located throughout Ontario, with a head office located in downtown Toronto.

The new site can be accessed at

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