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September 2022

New initiative aims to ‘skill up’ employers on inclusion of persons with disabilities

Efforts to date to improve the employment of persons with disabilities have focused on making them job-ready. A new initiative, a joint project at the Institute for Work & Health (IWH) and McMaster University, now sets out to flip that approach on its head. It aims to “skill up” workplaces instead.

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Grant Round-up: Newly funded research studies at IWH

Upcoming research at IWH is tackling important work and health issues, from COVID-19 return-to-work and recovery outcomes to the impact of artificial intelligence on worker inequities. The latest Grant Round-up article offers a snapshot of new research being undertaken at the Institute, thanks to external grant awards.

Read the Grant Round-up

IWH Speaker Series: Supporting older workers to stay at work

Many older workers don’t want to retire, but they may have support needs they are hesitant to disclose. How do employers provide these workers support and help them stay on the job? On September 20, at the first IWH Speaker Series webinar of the season, Senior Scientist Dr. Monique Gignac shares insights from a recent study.

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Save the date: Our Nachemson lecture is back!

After a three-year hiatus, the Institute’s Alf Nachemson Memorial Lecture is back. On November 3, join us at Toronto’s Design Exchange to hear Dr. Cameron Mustard, the Institute’s president from 2002 to January of this year, reflect on the role of research in the gains made in worker health and safety over the last two decades.

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Share your thoughts on the best solutions to address challenges in the future of work

What are the priorities when it comes to protecting young workers with disabilities in the future of work? An IWH research team wants to know what you think. The team is inviting you to take a survey to rank potential solutions. To make it easy, the team has created a series of short videos outlining both the challenges and potential solutions.

Watch the first video

Take the survey

For more information, please contact

Cindy Moser
Director of Communications
416-927-2027, ext. 2183

Uyen Vu
Senior Communications Associate

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