The first 2021 Bancroft Institute session will take place (online) Tuesday June 8 from 1 to 4 p.m.
The injured worker community has long sought further study of the experiences of permanently injured workers after they are no longer active with the WCB. Although most recover fully and get back to work, in Ontario about 15,000 injured workers every year are recognized as having a permanent impairment. Two recent studies (from Washington State and Ontario) look at what happens to injured workers with permanent injuries after their case is closed.
There is no charge for the event but registration is required. Please register at https://tinyurl.com/bancroftevent
1:00pm : Welcome and Introductions (Will Noiles, Ontario Network of Injured Workers Groups)
1:15pm: Keys to sustained return to work and re-injury prevention among workers with work-related permanent impairments / Jeanne Sears, Department of Health Services, University of Washington
1:45pm: Q & A
2:00pm: Ontario Life After Work Injury Study / Cameron Mustard, President and Senior Scientist, Institute for Work and Health
2:30pm Q & A
3:00pm: Small Group Discussion – What are our key questions/concerns/issues? How do injured workers fit in? What do we need to know & why?
3:30pm: Panel: Directions for Future research in Ontario – Peri Ballantyne, Department of Sociology, Trent University; Sheilah Hogg-Johnson, Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College; Mieke Koehoorn, Occupational and Environmental Health Division, UBC; Jeanne Sears, U of W.
4:10pm: Open Discussion (Steve Mantis, ONIWG Research Action Committee)