The Workers' Compensation system in Canada has separate legislation and policies for each province or territory. The majority of Canadian workers are covered in some form by Workers' Compensation when they are at work.
The workforce is mobile and injuries or occupational diseases may occur as a result of exposures or accidents in more than one province or territory. To assist workers in navigating often complex adjudicative systems, legislators have provided for Workers' Advisors/Advocates across Canada.
The Canadian Association of Workers' Advisors and Advocates (CAWAA) was founded in the year 2000. Advisors and Advocates identified the need to bridge a communication gap among provincial and territorial Workers' Advisor/Advocate programs.
CAWAA is a national affiliation created to develop a professional system of sharing information with the free exchange of common interests and ideas.