A reminder that the next in the Bancroft Institute for Studies on Workers’ Compensation and Work Injury discussion series is fast approaching. Keynote speaker at the November 29 Thursday morning event will be Professor Ellen MacEachen, Co-director of the Centre for Research on Work Disability Policy and editor of the just-published The Science and Politics of Work Disability Prevention. This collection looks at how social security/workers’ compensation systems in different countries, including Canada, approach sickness absence, work disability and return-to work: how they developed, strengths and weaknesses, political and socioeconomic influences.
Join us at the Friends House, 60 Lowther Ave, Toronto — see map (near St George subway, Bedford exit)
Register now to save your place. There is a suggested donation of $10 (pay when you register online or at the event). Free for the unwaged or underemployed. Drinks and light snacks will be available.
- 9:30 Welcome & Introduction
- 9:45 Keynote: Ellen MacEachen
- 10:15 Kari-Pekka Martimo (Finnish Institute of Occupational Health)
- 10:35 Audience Q&A
- 10:50 Break
- 11:00 Panel: Injured Workers’ Experience – What Works to Get Back to Work? (Sang-Hun Mun (Community Organizer, IAVGO Community Legal Clinic); Joe Doweall (VP and Government Affairs Representative, International Union of Operating Engineers); Kier Munn (Lawyer, Office of the Worker Advisor); Ashley Soza Pilkington (Nurse)
- 11:30 Respondent Panel: Communities’ Perspectives – Building on What Works (Victoria Mummery (Rehabilitation Nurse, Independant Consultant); Debbie Coulson (International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 793); Rebecca Gewurtz (School of Rehabilitation Science, McMaster University); Steve Mantis (Chair, Research Action Committee, Ontario Network of Injured Workers’ Groups)
- 12:30 Audience Q&A
- 1:00 Adjourn