October 2013 marks the 100th birthday of the creation of the Meredith Principles. The Meredith Principles were developed by an Ontario lawyer, politician and Judge Sir William Meredith. Sir William Meredith laid the foundation for the system of Worker’s Compensation program in Canada. The historic purpose of the Meredith Principles, however, is the “idea that workplace injury was not acceptable, and that Canada’s workers deserved a better way”.
A century later, all WCB legislation across Canada follows these principles. Today our provincial WCB Boards and Tribunals are actively involved in supporting workers and employers in return to work mandates. You can find more information on the Meredith Principles at http://meredithcentennial.ca/.
If you to know more about how to reduce your WCB premiums, register for our free webinar on 18 December at 1030: WCB Claim Management.