ITF Association

Effecting positive change in Workers’ Compensation through the views of Alberta employers

ITF (Industry Task Force) Association 

Effecting positive change in Workers’ Compensation through the views of Alberta employers

2019 Priorities

Priorities of the ITF Association are set annually by the membership in November of each year.  In addition to specific actionable items, the list also includes items the ITF Association monitors through regular review of statistical and other information as well as initiatives that support member development. 


Tier 1 – Actionable Priorities 

  1. Review costs and implications (including quality of service impacts) associated with implementation of Bill 30 and related policy and operational changes
  2. Cost Relief - review 8 week relevance; incorporate regular review into policy
  3. Termination of employment while on modified work and OTR obligation
  4. WCB Funding Policy and surplus distribution
  5. Engagement with government
  6. Engagement with the WCB Labour Coalition
  7. Exploration of a working relationship with the WCB Labor Coalition
  8. Facilitate discussion of a 1 to 3 day grace period for LTC recording
  9. Explore opportunities for raising awareness among Alberta employers on WCB account/case management and cost containment strategies
  10. Personal coverage for Directors of Corporations
  11. Physician Accountability in the return to work process and employer reporting 
  12. Recruitment of new members
  13. Invitation of guests to ITF Association meetings including the Minister responsible for the WCB, Chair of the WCB Board of Directors and WCB Board members, Chief Appeals Commissioner, Fair Practices Office Commissioner, Medical Panel Commissioner, Deputy Minister & Assistant Deputy Minister and WCB Medical Director and Alberta Medical Association representatives


Tier 2 – Monitoring Priorities 

  1. Effectiveness of the Policy Consultation Advisory Group
  2. WCB Strategic Business plan & Corporate Scorecard results
  3. Stay current with WCB Legislation, policies and procedures, policy consultation initiatives, and Board of Directors minutes
  4. Awareness generated by WCB for employer services (the Office of Appeals Advisors and Fair Practices Office)
  5. WCB Data integrity – reliability and usefulness of stats for OH&S reporting and WCB audit processes
  6. Cost Relief (fair & consistent application)
  7. Occupational Disease - ODIAC activities and expansion of criteria and/or presumption
  8. Appeals Commission Statistics, procedures and processes
  9. Fair Practices Office statistics, procedure and processes
  10. Workplace Health & Safety funding and budget


Tier 3 – Member Education


  1. Facilitate sharing of expertise among ITF Association members
  2. Incorporation of educational opportunities and resources in the Members only Website