Today the Ontario Government announced that workplace cancers for fire fighters will include pancreatic and thyroid cancers. Minister of Labour Monte McNaughton says the changes will be retroactive to 1960 in order to cover both active and retired fire fighters.
Below are links to the Ontario Government and OPFFA news releases which will provide more information.
If any of the prescribed cancers apply to you or someone you know please make sure they are aware and contact the OPFFA or Toronto Fire Fighters WSIB Committee on how to proceed. Please see the OPFFA News Release for the other cancers that are covered.
Ontario Gov. News Release – Ontario Expanding Cancer Coverage for Firefighters
Also see – Fire Fighter Cancers
OPFFA News Release –2023-03-03-presumptive_legislation_release