Consultation report

The WSIB Open Data Consultation Report provides a summary and analysis of feedback we received in our Open Data public consultation, which ran from October 20, 2016 to December 30, 2016. We thank all those who provided input.

Consultation period

On July 29, 2016, we published an inventory describing the different types of data we manage. On October 20, 2016, we asked people to tell us which of the datasets in the Inventory we should publish first. Interested persons and organizations were able to take part in the consultation either through our online voting tool or by written submission.

Your privacy matters

The WSIB may post written or emailed submissions with respondents’ names on our website. By submitting recommendations to a public and transparent consultation process, respondents agreed to the WSIB making public the content that they submitted, and to our Terms of Use.

The WSIB advises against providing, and will not publish, any e-mailed or written submissions containing personal information.

Voting results are posted only in aggregate form.

Content submitted through this engagement process will be used to inform us on the prioritization of publication of our datasets.

If you have questions about the collection or disclosure of information as part of this public consultation process, please email or call one of the following numbers:

Telephone: 416-344-1000
Toll free: 1-800-387-0750
TTY: 1-800-387-0050

Consultation principles

The WSIB follows the seven stakeholder engagement principles set out by the Ministry of Labour to guide the planning of the Open Data consultation.

  1. Authentic engagement:
    Offer genuine opportunities to influence outcomes and be ready to act on stakeholder advice.
  2. Fit for purpose:
    Choose the method that is best suited for delivering the engagement’s objective and proportionate in scale to the significance of the proposal.
  3. Inclusivity and balance:
    Encourage involvement from the full range and diversity of stakeholders affected, remove barriers for those groups that are hardest to reach, and aim for fair and balanced participation.
  4. Make engagement easy:
    Be sensitive to the limited time and resources of our stakeholders. Allow multiple methods of input, and lessen the resource-intensive nature of participation.
  5. Involve early and often:
    Wherever possible, adopt processes that enable early and iterative stakeholder participation.
  6. Clarity upfront and transparency throughout:
    Be clear on the purpose, scope and constraints for each engagement, and maintain open and honest communication throughout the process.
  7. Accountability and integrity:
    Be responsive to stakeholder advice, follow through on commitments and close the feedback loop.