At Work 112 (Spring 2023)

All At Work articles about research findings can now be found in the Publications & Resources, on the Plain-language summaries page. At Work articles about events, initiatives, appointments and awards can be found in the News & Events section, on the What’s New page.

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IWH launches tool to help workers with chronic conditions find job-tailored accommodations

An IWH-led partnership launches the Job Demands and Accommodation Planning Tool (JDAPT), which is designed to help workers with chronic conditions identify job supports that may help them keep working without having to necessarily disclose their health condition
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What research can do: Tell us your stories about using IWH research

A call-out for stories of how you've used IWH research, shared it with colleagues, endorsed it to your network, or referenced it in your communication materials.
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New social innovation lab launched to build employer disability confidence

At the launch of the six-year Inclusive Design for Employment Access initiative, speakers issue a call for innovations and promising practices that can be tested and scaled up for widespread adoption, to help workplaces tackle employment barriers for persons with disabilities.
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Canadians with disabilities twice as likely to report low quality employment than those without disabilities

According to a new IWH study that measures employment quality along 16 dimensions, persons with disabilities are almost twice as likely to find themselves in low quality jobs than those without disabilities.
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Three future of work scenarios to help develop inclusion strategies for young people with disabilities

What do we need to do now to ensure the inclusion of young adults with disability in the future world of work? Using strategic foresight methods, an IWH team generated three future scenarios of the working world and their implications for persons with disabilities.
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IWH’s new strategic plan aims to strengthen work and health research in an ever-changing society

Building on the past, looking to the future. This is the basis of the Institute for Work & Health (IWH)’s new five-year strategic plan, in which IWH sets out its goals to use the research expertise and partnerships it has built over the past 30 years to address complex work and health challenges.
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IWH Updates

IWH director of communications retiring