The Ontario Federation of Labour administers the Occupational Disability Response Team (ODRT) as a program service for workplaces and member organizations. It also works closely with the Workers Health and Safety Centre (WHSC), Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW), and the Office of the Worker Adviser (OWA), an independent agency of the Ontario Ministry of Labour, to coordinate support services for injured workers and their survivors.


ODRT LogoThe Occupational Disability Response Team (ODRT) is a not-for-profit project set up by the Ontario Federation of Labour in 1990 to provide workers and their representatives with workplace insurance and disability prevention training and advisory services. The ODRT mission is to improve the well-being and working conditions of Ontario workers and their access to appropriate health care, disability benefits, workplace accommodation and fair treatment. The ODRT offers multi-level certificate training on WSIB Rights & Obligations (Level I), Benefits & Services (Level II), Appeals & Dispute Resolution (Level III), Return to Work, Medical Orientation and Occupational Disease. It also offers ongoing topical seminars and information updates through its website and quarterly mailings.

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Workers Health and Safety Centre (WHSC)

WHSC LogoThe Workers Health & Safety Centre (WHSC) was first established to help train workers and workplace representatives so they could act with confidence and competence on their considerable legal rights and responsibilities as provided by occupational health and safety law. Meeting and exceeding this legislation remains a focus for the WHSC. In the face of unchecked occupational hazards and much suffering, full implementation of these rights and responsibilities is an absolute necessity, socially and morally.
The WHSC’s unique perspective on occupational health and safety also separates it from other training service providers. The WHSC avoids band-aid solutions and victim blaming tactics. Instead it help get to the root of the problem to control hazardous work conditions or better yet eliminate them altogether.

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Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW)

OHCOW LogoThe OFL also works closely with the Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers Inc. (OHCOW). The mandate of the OHCOW is to prevent occupational illnesses and injury, and to promote the highest degree of physical, mental and social well-being of all workers.

OHCOW strives to accomplish this through the identification of workplace factors which are detrimental to the health and well-being of all workers, through the distribution of excellent occupational health, hygiene, and ergonomic information to increase knowledge among workers, employers and the general public; and through the provision of services designed to produce changes to improve workplaces and the health of workers.

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Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL)
15 Gervais Drive, Suite 202
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M3C 1Y8

Telephone: 416-441-2731
Fax: 416-441-1893 or 416-441-0722
Toll-Free: 1-800-668-9138
TDD: 416-443-6305


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Meagan Perry, Director of Communications
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Office Hours:
The Ontario Federation of Labour maintains office hours Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.