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The Canadian Injured Workers Alliance (CIWA) is offering a free webinar Monday November 20th : “Creating A Way Forward, Approaches To Living Well And Working With Persistent Pain.” It is intended for helping/health professionals, workers’ advocates, employers, injured workers & people living with pain.
CIWA is a national network of injured workers groups that, since 2014, been working with the Canadian Pain Coalition, researchers, health care providers and the injured worker community to develop resources to assist people living with pain and to highlight and connect chronic pain management with return to work and stay at work planning for injured workers as well as people living with chronic pain. This webinar is part of that project.
For information and to register, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Organized by the Canadian Council on Rehabilitation & Work, the Conference will look at progress to date on opening the world of work to persons with disabilities and injured workers; identify key challenges and opportunities; develop a strategy for the future the path and strengthen collaboration in moving forward. THe event will also include the launch of Dustin Galer’s new book “Work Disability in Canada – Portrait of a System”.
To register and for more information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/disability-and-work-in-canada-tickets-37768066303
If you are a person with a lived experience and wish to request a subsidy to attend the conference, please send an email to DWC2017@ccrw.org with your name, province and a breakdown of your subsidy request (amount for travel, registration costs, hotel accommodation/billeting, etc.)
Conference supported also by: Ontario Network for Injured Workers Groups (ONIWG), InclusionNL, Centre for Research on Work Disability Policy.
What the papers say – research & reporting on workers’ compensation in the precarious economy
Featuring Sara Mojtehedzadeh (Toronto Star) Katherine Lippel (University of Ottawa), and Ellen MacEachen (University of Waterloo), as well as injured workers and advocates with lived experience.
Registration required. The half day session, including l refreshments, is by suggested donation of $10 / free for unwaged. Participants may now pay in advance online, or simply register and pay when they arrive at the event. Register and pay using eventbrite.
1:00 pm – Welcome and introductions
1:15 pm – Sara Mojtehedzadeh – Toronto Star’s Work & Wealth Reporter speaking on: Reporting on Ontario’s workers’ compensation in a precarious economy
1:35 pm – Katherine Lippel & Ellen MacEachen – speaking on: Work injury, precarious employment and return to work: How systems can promote or undermine sustainable return to work
2:15 pm – Break & refreshments
2:30 pm – Lived experience presentations
2:45 pm – Panel discussion of questions.
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Save the date! Monday March 5th (evening) and Tuesday Marcy 6th (full day), 2018: Two day event with a focus on Workers’ Compensation and Health/Health Care Issues. Location and further details TBA.
Save the date! Tuesday May 15th, 2018: International comparators in compensation and employment policy. Location and further details TBA.