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Disclaimer: This page is dedicated to resources that were shared with us over the course of the creation period associated with Company Town. We are not experts in legal or health counselling but are posting this material as general information, should you or anyone you know suffer from an occupational disease or workplace injury.


Sick or injured due to conditions in your workplace? This document outlines resources and starting points if you are looking to get more information or file a claim.


Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers Inc. (OHCOW) Currently there is a satellite office in Peterborough to aid with GE and Ventra/Pebra plastics:

Peterborough Office
349A George Street North, Suite 206
Peterborough, ON. K9H3P9
Tel: 705-749-3444
Fax: 705-745-2464

Office of the Worker Advisor (OWA)
For former GE workers to begin a claim you may contact the Local 524 benefit representative - Kortney Hilderbrandt @ 705-559-4616

Workplace Safety and Insurance Board

Sue James (chair of the Advisory Committee for GE Workers)

Sue James can be contacted with questions and concerns for Peterborough workers or family who believe they have been affected by occupational disease:


Community legal clinics can offer free assistance with WSIB matters. Most legal clinics can provide legal advice, brief services and legal information to injured workers, and in some cases can provide legal representation (to those who meet Legal Aid Ontario's financial eligibility guidelines). Legal clinics usually provide services only to clients who live within geographic boundaries, but all legal clinics will do their best to make referrals to other resources if they are unable to help.

Some local legal clinics include: There are also three specialty legal clinics that serve clients across the Province in WSIB matters: