The Research Action Alliance on the Consequences of Work Injury (RAACWI) was a joint community-university research initiative that ran from 2005 to 2012 to investigate how the workers’ compensation system helps and/or hinders injured workers.
Funding was provided through a $1 million grant from the federal Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) in 2006.
From that time to March 2012, it supported more than 25 research studies, some of which have had uptake in the policy arena.
The academic lead was Dr. Emile Tompa, a senior scientist at the Institute for Work & Health, and the community co-lead was Steve Mantis, secretary of the Ontario Network of Injured Workers Groups.
To learn more, visit www.consequencesofworkinjury.ca