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WorkSafeBC releases strategic plan for 2022-26

Published on: April 20, 2022

WorkSafeBC has released a new strategic plan, setting the organization’s strategic priorities over the next five years.

The WorkSafeBC Strategic Plan 2022-2026 updates WorkSafeBC’s vision, mission, and values, explains the organization’s strategic choices, identifies environmental factors and potential risks, and defines desired outcomes and ways to measure our progress.

"In creating this plan, we looked closely at the future of work in B.C. and how we can improve services to injured workers and employers while better engaging them in occupational health and safety," said WorkSafeBC president and CEO Anne Naser, who led the planning process in close consultation with the Board of Directors and its chair Jeff Parr.

"We now want to share it with our stakeholders, who are partners in our shared vision of safe and healthy workplaces through compassionate and responsive service."

The plan reflects what the organization has learned during the last two years of social and economic disruption, building on WorkSafeBC’s strengthened partnerships and its ability to effectively respond to shifting needs.

"In developing our priorities, we considered the important perspectives of stakeholders and government, along with WorkSafeBC’s operational, people and culture, and financial goals," said Board chair Jeff Parr. "Our aim is to deliver worker-centred compensation and rehabilitation and improve prevention, while balancing costs to the overall workers’ compensation system."

The plan identifies short- and long-term challenges that must be addressed, including:

  • The changing nature of work, workplaces, and the workforce
  • Ongoing societal change (e.g., demographics, diversity, and inclusion)
  • Increasing expectations of stakeholders
  • Expectations of more personalized and worker-centred services
  • Increase in the complexity of injuries, including mental health and chronic pain
  • Significant impacts of technology and innovation

Fourteen strategic priorities set out in the plan — and the desired outcomes — provide the framework for WorkSafeBC’s business planning over the next five years.

For more information, please download the strategic plan.