Yellowknife – May 30, 2019
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Mr. Speaker, the Mine Rescue Competition has a strong history in the Northwest Territories.  The first event took place in 1957, and the competition has been growing every year.

 This weekend marks the 62nd Annual Mine Rescue Competition.  Teams will come together from mines all across the Territories to test their skills.

October 3, 2017
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Delivered October 3, 2017

Mr. Speaker, since 2013, September 30th has been marked as Orange Shirt Day, a day for all Canadians to remember the survivors of the residential school system.

Organizers chose an orange shirt as the symbol for that day based on a story told by Phyllis Jack Webstat, a survivor of the St. Joseph Mission Residential School in Williams Lake, BC. In her story, Ms. Webstat tells of having the shiny, new orange shirt her grandmother had given to her being taken away on her first day at residential school.

November 30, 2016
News Releases

Yellowknife (November 30, 2016) – Minister Responsible for the Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission (WSCC) Glen Abernethy announced the appointment of Mr. Patrick Scott as the Workers’ Advisor for the Northwest Territories today.

Mr. Scott comes with an extensive educational background and many years of experience, ranging from media and production to expert negotiator and mediator.


April 29, 2016
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Thank you to the Northern Territories Federation of Labour for gathering us together for this important ceremony and giving me the opportunity to speak today on behalf of the Government of the Northwest Territories.

Today, on all government buildings across the country, we fly our flags at half-mast. We light our candles in remembrance. We observe a moment of silence and we reflect. Because today, we stand with others in observance of the National Day of Mourning to remember the lives of those we’ve lost to workplace diseases and injuries.

June 14, 2012
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

June 14, 2012 - The Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission (WSCC) proudly sponsors the annual Mine Rescue Competition in celebration of Mining Week, held in June each year.  This year, the Mine Rescue Competition is June 15 and 16.

August 26, 2011
News Releases

August 26, 2011 - In a statement to the House, Minister responsible for the Workers Safety and Compensation Commission Robert McLeod announced the appointment of a new President and CEO.

The Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission’s mission is to promote workplace safety and care for injured workers.  This mission is more than a statement.  It is the foundation for Commission employees’ work; building on the belief that through prevention, we can eliminate workplace injuries.

October 22, 2010
Public Service Announcement

October 22, 2010 - The Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission will be hosting a series of free safety courses in Hay River, beginning on Tuesday, October 26, 2010.

The three courses, which are offered at no charge, will be held in the Alice Cambridge Room at Whispering Willows from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily.