Certificate of Recognition / Small Employers Certificate of Registration

AFPA, Ministry of Labour & WCB have partnered to respond to industry needs by offering the Partnership Program. This is a voluntary program that is designed to help you lower your premiums by encouraging injury prevention and the development of effective workplace health, safety and return-to-work plan.

Specifically, it can help you:

  • Reduce accidents
  • Reduce costly human & financial consequences due to accidents
  • Improve work practices & productivity
  • Improve communication throughout your company
  • Improve employee morale & attitudes towards safety
Courses that are required in order to obtain/maintain your COR/SECOR:

By participating in this program, AFPA members have the opportunity to receive refunds up to 20% of their annual WCB premium by maintaining a COR.  

(To determine the refund amount, 3 different perforamnce measures are used by WCB, the one that helps you achieve the greatest refund will be used) 

  1. Achieving a COR - you are eligible for a 10% refund for the 1st year and then 5% every year you maintain the COR.
  2. Imporving your Performance
  3. Maintaining industry Leadership

AFPA COR Program - steps to follow to be eligible for rebates:

  1. Register with WCB in the Partnerships program naming AFPA as your certifying partner. This must be done prior to December 31, for inclusion in the program for the next year.
  2. Notify AFPA of your intention to participate in the program and pay the administration fee.
  3. At least 1 member of your existing team, (we suggest 2 or more) must complete our 5 courses (AFPA will, upon requrest, grant equivalency for the H&S Program Building course, possibly more). You can have 1 person with all 5 courses, or multiples of staff to combine for all 5, your choice. Problem with just one is...should they leave, you are out of compliance to your own program.

    1) H&S Program Building (2 days; taken once - teaches how to adequately build your safety management system to meet all PIR/COR requirements)

    2) Hazard Assessment & Control (1 day; taken once – teaches the methodology and legislated OH&S requirements of conducting hazard assessments, related worker involvement & training)

    3) Roles & Responsibilities for Managers and Supervisors (1 day; refresher every 3 years, suggested for all those who direct the work of others, by any title – teaches the new legislated Ab. OH&S requirements, due diligence, legal expectations & ethical accountabilities of Managers, including the new ticketing/administrative penalties, and Bill 30 changes)

    4) Incident & Accident Investigations (1 day; taken once, strongly suggested for all Supervisors – teaches the methodology of conducting formal and proper investigations, including legal Ab. OH&S requirements for reporting, protecting the scene, care of the injured, witnesses, media, investigation kit, and writing of the final ‘official’ report)

    5) Internal Auditor (2 days; Program Buidling is a pre-requisite, taken once with a refresher every 3 years – teaches the methodology, approach, and various formal auditing requirements of the program in order to conduct internail audit.

  4. Institute a Heath & Safety program which meets AFPA's & Partnerships requirements.
  5. Hire an AFPA-certified auditor to perform an external audit to confirm that your program meets the provincial standards. The costs for this is borne by you.
  6. AFPA will review the audit to ensure it meets Partnerships standards (First reivew $350 and if a 2nd review is required $175). Once the audit passes review a COR valid for 3 years will be issued.
  7. In each of the 2 intermediate years, you conduct an internal audit, which will also be submitted to AFPA for review. Successful completion of the internal audits ensures that the COR remains valid.
  8. Year 4 the cycle begins again & another external audit must be performed.

NOTE: SECOR (10 or under employees) follow the same steps with the exception of an external audit)

For further information, contact or call 403-201-3657 ext. 28.