The role of research (its use and misuse) in shaping public policy and public opinion affects injured workers in very concrete ways. It is a topic addressed in the upcoming Bancroft Institute session which will focus on Workers’ Compensation and Poverty: What Does the Research Show? Hear also from the authors of recent studies how their research was conducted and the real significance of their findings.
The program will be held over two days. Venue for the evening session on Thursday, Oct.22 (6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.) is Victoria College, Room 206, University of Toronto 91 Charles Street West, Toronto). Keynote speakers Wayne Lewchuk (School of Labour Studies, McMaster University) and Karen Messing (Département des Sciences Biologiques, Université de Montréal) will discuss the Use and Abuse of Research in policy planning.
The all-day session on Friday, Oct. 23 (9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) will be held at the Polish Combatants Association Hall (Branch 20) 206 Beverley Street, Toronto (near the USW Steelworkers’ Hall). Featured: Emile Tompa (Institute of Work & Health) “Work Injury and Poverty: Investigating Prevalence across Programs and Over Time“; Peri Ballantyne (Trent University) “Poverty status of worker compensation claimants with permanent impairments“: Bonnie Heath (York University) “Injured Workers Poverty Survey“. Workshops in the afternoon will discuss these studies further, identify what further research is needed and prepare an action plan.
Registration is required – RSVP to BancroftInstitute@gmail.com. Registration fee is $100 for the waged, $50 for students and free for the unwaged (tokens also provided for the unwaged). Cheque payable in advance or at the door to Bancroft Institute (c/o IWC, 815 Danforth Ave, Ste 411, Toronto M4J 1L2
Please avoid wearing scents or fragrances when attending the workshop.