5-year Strategic Plan

It is a pleasure to present the 2018-2022 Strategic Plan and the 2018 Corporate Plan to our stakeholders. Together, these plans help stakeholders understand how the Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission (WSCC) will achieve the two strategic priorities identified for the next five years: Advancing the Safety Culture and Delivering Quality Services and Outcomes.

The WSCC provides essential services to over 4,000 employers and 40,000 workers in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. We promote safety, provide resources and support for employers, and administer care for injured workers. We take these responsibilities seriously, and kept the interests of our stakeholders at the very core of our Strategic Plan development.

Through the strategic planning process and with the support of the Senior Management Team, the Governance Council reviewed the vision, mission, and values of the WSCC. Several updates were made to ensure that the WSCC’s position and core statements are appropriate, and that they set an effective direction for the organization in the interests of our stakeholders. We added two more organizational values, Cultural Safety and Stewardship, which speak to our core beliefs and how we aspire to operate and interact with our stakeholders on a daily basis.

In many ways, our 2018-2022 plan picks up where we left off at the end of 2017. However, we operate in a changing context with new trends and emerging priorities that impact how and why we deliver our services. While objectives related to Return to Work and e-Business have been furthered and remain on our plan, we have added new elements like our commitment to cultural safety and increasing the reach of occupational health and safety education. We have also added an objective towards awareness of the Internal Responsibility System (IRS), which emphasizes the responsibility that all of us share in making our workplaces safe and healthy.

The WSCC’s mission is to promote workplace health and safety while providing no fault insurance to employers and care for injured workers. Our pursuit of success in this area is closely monitored, measured, and reported upon to demonstrate accountability, to keep us on track, and to ensure that our objectives, actions, and initiatives remain relevant and meaningful. We are pleased with the progress that the WSCC has made over the last three years, and we are confident in the path forward. Our priorities, objectives, and actions, as always, focus on the safety and care of our stakeholders. We invite you to review this document, and we look forward to presenting regular updates, reports, and performance results as we progress on our 5-year Strategic Plan. This document is available in Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, French, and English.

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