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What is Ontario Workers Network (OWN)?

The Ontario Workers Network (OWN) is a provincial network of hospitals and experienced care providers that strives to provide world-class care for workers in their own communities. As one of the largest service providers of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB), OWN is connected by technology and shared learning. The network allows for collaborative care for injured workers, ensuring we get workers back to work in a timely and safe manner by providing Care Closer To Home. 

Our experienced interdisciplinary team consists of physicians, specialty surgeons, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, kinesiologists, psychologists, and other care specialists who work together to provide the highest standards of practice and deliver specialized care to injured workers

The Ottawa Hospital serves two roles in OWN: administrative lead of the network and flagship service provider.

OWN Vision and Mission


Through leveraging of partnerships, technology, and shared learning, we aim to be a benchmark in innovation and coordinated delivery of care of injured workers.  Ensuring that all workers return to employment in an expedited manner with respect and dignity, enabling their families, their communities, and the economy.


To be a compassionate provider of Worker-centered care with an emphasis on world class specialty care for the Workers in Ontario. Through a provincial network of partners, connected by technology and shared learning, workers will be treated in their own communities, with a focus on quality treatment and support to expedite return to work.

Who Pays for My Therapy?

If you were hurt at work, the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board (WSIB) will pay for your therapy, and any equipment your therapist recommends for your treatment. In some cases where an injured worker may not be progressing as expected, WSIB will send the worker for more specialized care to an approved network of providers, such as OWN, to obtain additional treatment.

The WSIB Programs offered at OWN include:

  • Specialty Programs
    • Back and Neck (Musculoskeletal)
    • Upper Extremity (Musculoskeletal)
    • Lower Extremity (Musculoskeletal)
    • Neurology
    • Amputee and Prosthetics
    • Custom Orthopedic Shoe
  • Occupational Health Assessment Program (OHAP)
    • Assessment Services
      • Musculoskeletal Assessment
      • Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI)
      • General Clinical Assessment and Medication Review
      • Follow-up Occupational Health Assessment
      • COVID Assessment Program (CAP)
    • Case Consult Services
      • Claim File Consult

OWN is a service provider of WSIB and cannot initiate new WSIB claims. If you have a workplace injury or illness to report, please have your family physician or specialists submit the required forms to WSIB to initiate the claim. Once the claim is initiated, WSIB will refer your case to the appropriate service provider for possible assessment and/or treatment.

For more information and to access claim forms, visit the WSIB website.

Lost and want to contact your OWN service provider? Please contact OWN Central at 613-738-8224. We would be happy to assist you.

OWN is a service provider of WSIB and cannot initiate new WSIB claims.  If you have a patient’s work-related injury to report, please submit the required forms to WSIB to initiate the claim.  WSIB will then refer the patient to the appropriate service provider to treat your patient.

For more information and to access claim forms, visit the WSIB website.

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Contact Us

Own Central (administrative Centre)

Hours of operation: Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tel: 613-738-8224
Fax: 613-739-6775

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Last updated on: August 9th, 2022