This page has been setup to provide additional information for those planning on attending the Guelph Outreach event and for those who, for one reason or another, were not able to attend the event to obtain information available at the event.
The event is being hosted at Unifor Local 1917 union hall which is located at 611 Silvercreek pkwy in Guelph. The location of the hall is at the north west end of Guelph just one block east of the Hanlon expressway (Hwy 6) and just north of Woodlawn road (Hwy 7).
At the event we will have an information table where if people who do not have access to the internet or computers can have hard copies of the reports and information materials. Here is a list of electronic copies of the reports which will be available at the event. The majority of these reports have been written by experts and scientists who have proven what we as injured workers already know!
We have provide an electronic copy of the documents in an attempt to be more environmentally friendly by providing you with an alternative electronic option in getting information.
All documents are in Adobe pdf format
Bad Medicine Report
A report on the WSIB's transformation of its health care spending.
The report was authored in 2017 by Anthony Singleton, a prominent lawyer who works in the field of WSIB law and the Industrial Accidents Victims Group of Ontario (IAVGO) community legal clinic.
A report on how Ontario's workplace safety system rewards employers despite workplace deaths & injuries. The report was co-authored in 2014 by the Ontario Federation of Labour - OFL and the Industrial Accidents Victims Group of Ontario - IAVGO
Functional Overlay: An Illegitimate Diagnosis?
This was a scholarly paper written in 1979 for the Forensic Medicine Journal magazine by a Dr. Walter Bromberg. In his paper Dr. Bromberg explains that many insurance companies and WCBs use the term "Functional overlay" to explain a persons lack of recovery a attribute it solely to malingering. Dr. Bromberg points out that malingering nor this term is a proper medical legal term.
A report co-authored by the Ontario Federation of Labour - OFL and the Ontario Network of Injured Worker Groups - ONIWG prepared on November 5, 2015. The report explains how Ontario's Workplace Safety and Insurance Board systematically ignores the advice of medical professions.
What does degeneration mean? The use and abuse of an ambiguous word
Many times insurance companies and WCBs (WSIB) will wrongly state a person has a age related degenerative change. In actual fact the degenerative changes were not age related at all, but were in fact work related. This is confirmed in the medical paper submitted in 2011 to the New Zealand Medical Journal.
Is a report which was authored by Maryth Yachim of IVAGO in 2017 and reviewed many decisions of the Workplace Safety & Insurance Appeals Tribunal - WSIAT in 2016 only to find very disturbing results the decisions of the WSIB.
Workplace Injury Claim Suppression: Final Report
This is a report prepared by Prism Economics and Analysis for the WSIB in 2013. It discusses the issues of under reporting by employers through: failure to report, use of inducements workers, and use of intimidation to workers.
The management of occupational health and safety and return to work issues in temporary work agencies: findings from a qualitative study
This was a presentation prepared by the Institute for Work and Health IWH in April 2012 which spoke about the effects of temporary agencies and injured workers.
The Law of Employers' Liability in Ontario 1861-1900: The Search for a Theory
This is a paper written by Eric Tucker which discusses the reasons for the evolution of the law of workers compensation in Ontario.
Workers' Compensation Is A Right
This is a report prepared by the Ontario Network of Injured Worker Groups - ONIWG which was released on September 11, 2017, when the province wide campaign was launched and it explains the campaign in detail and the three demands made:
Stop cutting injured worker benefits based on Phantom jobs
End use of WSIB Paper doctors
The WSIB needs to stop using paid medical consultants who obviously tell them what ever they want to hear for a paycheque and start listening to injured worker doctors and specialists.
End cutting benefits based on pre-existing conditions
This is where the WSIB will claim that a injured worker has a non work related pre-existing condition and would unlawfully reduce or suspend a injured workers benefits.
In addition to the report, ONIWG also released individual papers discussing each specific demand.
For people travelling from a distance and wish to spend the night after the event. We have provided a list of hotels and motels in the area with an approximate price list of per night costs and their contact information.
There are three hotels that are within walking distance of the event:
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Guelph
540 Silvercreek pkwy N. Guelph, Ontario N1H 6N3
Tel: (519) 824-2400
Approximate price is $195 per night
Super 8 By Wyndam
281 Woodlawn Road West Guelph, Ontario N1H 7K7
Tel: (519) 836-5850
Approximate price is $95 per night
480 Silvercreek pkwy N. Guelph, Ontario N1H 7R5
Tel: (519) 763-1900
Approximate price $110 per night
It is advisable to use an online booking company to book and confirm pricing such as Booking.com, expedia.ca or the hotel's main website for best possible pricing.
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