The Bancroft Institute for Studies on Workers’ Compensation and Work Injury, like everyone, is adapting to the new realities of COVID-19. We are hard at work putting together a set of high quality events online, and we will have information about that for you very soon.
In the mean time, we have made videos of our last session, which took place on the precipice of lock-down, available for viewing online.
As you may recall, the session explored the strategy and background of raising workers compensation issues under international human rights law, and featured legal experts, academics, injured workers, and disability rights activists.
The session has been edited into four parts:
Part 1: Intro and Steve Etsey (Council of Canadian’s with Disabilities)
Part 2: Kerri Joffe (ARCH Disability Law Centre)
Part 3: Jeffrey Hilgert (Universite de Montreal)
Part 4: Roundtable discussion – featuring Steve Mantis (Ontario Network of Injured Workers Groups), Laura Cattari (Social Policy Advocate), and audience Q&A.
Thanks for sticking with us through this strange time. We will be in touch soon with info on upcoming sessions, including the presentation of brand new research on how the pandemic is affecting injured workers and other low income residents of Ontario.
Bancroft Institute Steering Committee
- Ontario Network of Injured Workers Groups. 2020, May 19. Press release: UN Highlights the Unique Challenges Faced by Disabled Injured Workers During COVID-19
- Ontario Network of Injured Workers Groups. 2019 Sep. 4. Deeming laws and practices as violations of the rights of people with work-acquired disabilities in Canada: submission to the UN CRPD