Current annual report
Released in the last quarter of every year, the Institute for Work & Health (IWH)’s Annual Report takes a look back at the previous fiscal year. The report includes a theme-based narrative on the fiscal year’s research and knowledge transfer and exchange activities, a look at the year in numbers, and the report of the independent auditors based on their annual review of the Institute’s financial statements.
The 2017 Annual Report highlights the Institute’s recent work on some of the emerging and challenging societal issues that also affect workplace health, safety and productivity: cannabis/opioids, violence, vulnerability, dangerous work and mental illness. It also profiles other research and knowledge exchange activities undertaken by the Institute in 2017 as part of our ongoing mission to help protect and improve the health and safety of working people.
Please note that the financials included in this report cover the fiscal year April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018. This is our first annual report reflecting our new March 31 year-end, which was changed from the previous December 31 year-end to align with that of the Ontario Ministry of Labour in order to facilitate integration of planning, activities and reporting.
Current accomplishments report
In the spring of each year, the Institute for Work & Health publishes an Accomplishments Report. This report summarizes the research and knowledge transfer and exchange (KTE) projects and activities undertaken at the Institute in the previous fiscal year. The report provides an update on the status of research and KTE projects and activities, and also lists the publications, grants, awards, collaborators and staff in the previous year.
Current activity plan
Every year, the Institute for Work & Health puts together an Activity Plan detailing the research projects and knowledge transfer and exchange activities to be undertaken at the Institute in the coming year. For each project or activity, the plan outlines the rationale for undertaking it, its objectives, the researchers and partner organizations involved, its potential significance, and (if applicable) how it links to the prevention strategies of our core funder, the Ontario Ministry of Labour.
Current strategic plan
The Institute for Work & Health (IWH) reviews its strategic direction about every five years and outlines this direction in a five-year strategic plan. The resulting IWH Strategic Plan is a high-level summary of the Institute’s vision, strategic directions and activities in the areas of research, knowledge transfer and exchange, research capacity, organizational excellence and sustainability.
Linked to the Strategic Plan is the Institute’s five-year Research Strategic Plan. It provides more detail on the strategic direction of IWH’s research over the coming years, and represents the Institute’s commitment to independent and impartial research aligned to the needs of policy-makers, employers and workers in Ontario and beyond.