Policy development and consultation

Section 6 of the Workers' Compensation Act (WCA) authorizes the Board of Directors to determine policy. The WCA, Regulation and policy provide the decision-making framework on entitlements and benefits for injured workers and on the responsibilities of employers.

WCB's Policy Development department supports the Board of Directors in this responsibility by:

  • researching and analyzing policy issues
  • managing WCB’s stakeholder consultation process through our website
  • drafting policy for consideration by WCB's senior management team and the Policy Committee of the Board of Directors

Get more in-depth information about our policy development and consultation process. To view policies currently posted for consultation and to provide comments and feedback, visit our What's new in policy? section.

If you have a question about how a policy applies to your claim or employer account, contact your adjudicator, case manager or account manager directly. Policy Development does not work with individual claims or employer accounts.

If you feel a policy should be changed, you can request a policy review. Please follow the process in the Policies & Information Manual under G-4.

2020 Policy Project Plan

Each year, the policy project plan identifies the policy reviews planned for the coming year. The 2020 Policy Project Plan includes the Government of Alberta's legislated review that is currently underway and completion of projects that began in 2019. Due to COVID-19, we had to defer work on several projects, while others have been able to move forward. We have also done work to alleviate the impact of COVID-19 on Alberta’s employers. Find out more in the 2020 plan update.

2019 consultations

Closed policy consultations

Resources

  • 2020 Policy Project Plan
    The 2020 Policy Project Plan includes the Government of Alberta's legislated review that is currently underway as well as updates on other projects.