The content (content being all text and images) of this website is copyrighted © 2015 The Workers' Safety and Compensation Commission ("WSCC"). All rights are expressly reserved.

The content of this website can be accessed, printed and downloaded in an unaltered form with copyright acknowledged on a temporary basis for personal use that is not for a direct or indirect commercial use, and any non-commercial use. Any content printed or downloaded must not be sold, licensed, transferred, copied or reproduced in whole or in part in any manner or in or on any media to any person without the prior written consent of WSCC, including but not limited to:

  • transmission by any method
  • storage in any medium, system or program
  • display in any form
  • performance
  • hire, lease, rental or loan.

Requests for permission to reproduce material from this website must be made to WSCC Communications.

Privacy Policy

WSCC recognizes the privacy concerns of visitors to our website and the importance of protecting the privacy of any personal information collected about our visitors. As a general policy, we do not automatically collect any personal information (such as name, address, or e-mail address) from visitors to our site. The type of information that we may collect is non-personal information used to optimize our web pages for your computer (for example, the identity of your Internet browser, the type of operating system you use, and the domain name of your Internet service provider). We may also use non-personal information to determine the total number of visitors to our website.

Other Ways to Contact Us

If you are concerned about sending your personal information to us via the Internet, you can use another method such as fax or mail. If you have any questions about our privacy policy and practices, or the privacy/security of any of our online services, please e-mail the site administrator.

Links to Other Sites

This website contains links to other sites. We are not responsible for the content and the privacy practices of other websites and encourage you to take appropriate steps to ensure your Internet activities are safe and secure.

If you have any questions about other sites, you should contact that site's administrator. WSCC does not track your movements beyond our website, and does not collect information that we are not authorized by law to collect.

Privacy Policy Changes

Our website privacy policy will be reviewed periodically to make sure we continue to serve the privacy interests of our viewers. We reserve the right to change and update our privacy policy without notice. We encourage you to visit this page from time to time to ensure you are aware of any changes we may have made.

Access to Information and Protection of Privacy (ATIPP)

Collection of Personal Information

The Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (the Act) authorizes the WSCC to collect personal information (name, address, date of birth) to administer its programs and activities. The Act also stipulates the following:

  • Personal information must be collected directly from the owner of the information;
  • Personal information compiled must be accurate;
  • The information must be used solely for the purpose for which it was collected;
  • The public body (WSCC) must make reasonable security arrangements to protect personal information against risks such as unauthorized access;
  • The owner of the personal information is entitled to access to that information, upon request; and
  • The owner of the personal information may make changes to it (marital status, family status, etc.).

Anyone who would like access to WSCC records, which may contain personal information, other than their own, must file an ATIPP request for access with the Access to Information Coordinator. The telephone number is 1-800-661-0792.


The information on this website is provided as a public service by the WSCC. While we make every reasonable effort to ensure this information is current and accurate, we do not guarantee that the information is complete, up-to-date or accurate or will be available without any interruption. This site and any information contained on or provided through this site is provided on an "as is" basis. The WSCC does not make any express or implied warranties, representations or endorsements of any kind whatsoever (including without limitation, warranties of title or non-infringement, or any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose) with regard to this site, or with respect to any information, product, service, or other material provided on or through this site or a linked site. The information contained in this site (including without limitation any products or services listed and any practices described herein) may not be appropriate or effective for your circumstances and is not intended as medical, nursing, health care, legal or other professional advice. Use of this site does not replace consultations with a qualified professional. It is your responsibility to evaluate the information contained in this site. Any and all risks associated with the use of, or reliance on, such content rests with you. The WSCC (including its directors, employees, and other representatives) shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, in any way, for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of or in connection with your use of this website or any linked site.

The Northwest Territories and the Nunavut Workers' Compensation Acts are the final authority on legal obligations and responsibilities within the Northwest Territories and Nunavut workers' compensation systems. Similarly, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut legislation on occupational health and safety are the final authority with respect to occupational health and safety: the Safety Act, the Mine Health and Safety Act and the Explosives Use Act and associated regulations.

No Endorsement

Reference to organizations, services, products, processes and events on this website does not imply their endorsement or recommendation by the WSCC and any failure to mention a particular organization, service, product, process or event is not a sign of disapproval.