Policy changes related to cancers in firefighters and fire investigators
*Effective July 20, 2023*
In June 2023, the provincial government amended Ontario Regulation 253/07 under the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997 to add two new cancers: primary-site pancreatic cancer and primary-site thyroid cancer.
The additional coverage for pancreatic and thyroid cancers took effect on June 29, 2023, and we have updated OPM document 23-02-01, Cancers in Firefighters and Fire Investigators to reflect the changes. For more information, please read our FAQs about firefighter presumptive care.
Minor changes have also been made to improve clarity about the criteria for the presumption and we have also made updates so that the policy meets accessibility standards under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005.
Policy in place and effective prior to July 20, 2023:
Comparison document of the revised and prior versions: