In Ontario, people who are injured in accidents are compensated through a wide range of income and health support programs. It is a complex mix of federal, provincial and private supports available to Ontarians. However, within the existing system people with the same injury can be compensated completely differently depending on how they are injured.
This inequity means that some Ontarians are covered after an injury while others are not. An equitable approach means that everyone who is injured in an accident, regardless of where the incident took place, can be compensated.
This report identifies Ontario’s different programs and the gaps within them, reviews jurisdictions that have more comprehensive models of coverage and analyzes these models to determine which provides the most support and could be a model for Ontario.