ITF (Industry Task Force) Association
Effecting positive change and ensuring sustainability of the workers’ compensation system through the views of Alberta employers
The benefits of membership
Membership in the ITF Association provides the opportunity to directly influence the direction of WCB policy, legislation and application.
Individual members also benefit from valuable networking opportunities with WCB, Appeals Commission, Fair Practices Office and government officials, as well as other Association members.
Members participate in an active network of professions with backgrounds in a wide range of disciplines including human resources, disability management, health & safety and operational management. This broad based membership brings together individuals with extensive knowledge and expertise in WCB matters, and who routinely share leading edge information and best practice from an employer perspective.
In addition to networking opportunities, members receive timely communication on issues impacting workers compensation and have access to ITF Association resources and member development opportunities.
Being a member of the ITF for over 30 years is and has been an incredible, rewarding experience. First as an Industry Association representative and then as a Company representative, I have enjoyed working with the many knowledgeable members over the years. As both a general member and a member of the Executive team, I have seen the dedication each member has to working in a collaborative manner to fulfil the ITF's mission of "Effecting positive change in Workers’ Compensation through the views of Alberta employers". Another benefit of membership has been having access to the Minister responsible for the WCB, the WCB Board of Directors, WCB Executive and senior staff of the WCB. I would not have remained a member of the ITF for so long if I, the Industry Association and the Company I currently work for did not believe there was value in being a member.
The 2000 member companies of the Alberta Construction Association benefit tremendously from our membership with the ITF; through the ITF we access a wealth of industry expertise on the impacts of WCB on employers, we obtain regular meetings with the Minister responsible for the WCB and with senior staff of the WCB, and we see first-hand how the scrutiny and recommendations of the ITF positively impact the policies and accountability of the WCB
Being a member of the ITF has been an immensely valuable experience. I have enjoyed having the ability for an open forum discussion with WCB Senior Management on Policy, Procedural and Legislative changes, and the opportunity to voice our opinions and concerns in a collaborative setting. The knowledge and experience of fellow members around the table, all working together as a group to understand and address the various inconsistencies in the worker’s compensation system has provided significant learning opportunities.