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Mission Statement

The Office of the Worker Counsellor began as a pilot program in 2008, as a resource for injured workers to assist them in understanding the compensation system and in navigating their way through it. The funding for the program comes from the Workers’ Compensation Accident Fund- the same fund from which claims are paid.

The Mission Statement for The Office of the Worker Counsellor:

The Office of the Worker Counsellor provides assistance and advice to injured workers and their families on matters related to Workers’ Compensation and Occupational Health and Safety in Nova Scotia.

Through a series of workshops, the program provides education to workers and their representatives in the workplace on the compensation system.

The Worker Counsellor represents the interests of workers in consultations, provides feedback on proposals for system change and advocates on behalf of workers for improvements and enhancements.