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

2017 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. The WCB Review
  2. Termination of employment while on modified work
  3. WCB Funding Policy and 2017 surplus distribution
  4. Workplace Health & Safety Funding and Budget
  5. Engagement with government
  6. Exploration of a working relationship with the WCB Labor Coalition
  7. Awareness among Alberta employers on WCB account/case management and cost containment strategies
  8. Personal coverage for Directors of Corporations
  9. Physician Accountability in the return to work process and C050 reports 
  10. Recruitment of new members
  11. 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, Deputy Minister & Assistant Deputy Minister and WCB Medical Director and Alberta Medical Association representatives


Tier 2 – Monitoring Priorities 

  1. Quality of Service – monitor case manager/adjudicator training (quality, length of time and consistency of decisions)
  2. WCB Strategic Business plan & Corporate Scorecard results
  3. WCB Legislation, policies and procedures, policy consultation, and Board of Directors minutes
  4. Awareness generated by WCB for the EAC service
  5. Cost Relief (fair & consistent application)
  6. Experience Rated Claim Cost Threshold
  7. WCB Data integrity – reliability and usefulness of stats for OH&S reporting and WCB audit processes
  8. Occupational Disease
  9. Appeals Commission Statistics, procedures and processes
  10. Temporary Foreign Workers


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