IWH Updates - Fall 2022

Published: November 30, 2022

IWH thanks former Board of Director members and welcomes new ones

The Institute for Work & Health (IWH) thanks and recognizes the contributions of three members who retired from the Board of Directors in September 2022. They include Melissa Barton, an independent consultant and former Director, Organizational Development and Occupational Health, Safety and Wellness, Sinai Health System; Kevin Wilson, former Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy, Program and Dispute Resolution Services, Ontario Ministry of Labour, and the previous Board chair for over six years; and Michael Wolfson, Adjunct Professor, Epidemiology and Law, University of Ottawa. All three of these members provided many years of very valued advice and oversight.

The Institute also welcomes three new members who were appointed to the Board of Directors in September 2022. They include J.F. Kim Froats, Director, Health & Safety, Aultsville Management Consultants; Natasha Luckhardt, Health, Safety and Environment Director, Ontario Federation of Labour; and Sari Sairanen, Executive Assistant to the Secretary Treasurer, Unifor National. To see the full list of Board of Directors, and their bios, go to: www.iwh.on.ca/ board-of-directors

IWH’s latest annual report highlights research on both emerging and longstanding issues

Researchers at the Institute for Work & Health look across time as they do their work. They keep an eye on potential threats and opportunities in the future of work, without losing sight of the longstanding and emerging challenges that continue to put the lives and health of workers at risk today. The 2021/22 Annual Report, now out, highlights the projects conducted by IWH researchers during the 2021-22 fiscal year (and since then) and the innovations they are bringing to address work and health challenges, whether they are newer, persistent or yet to come. To read the annual report, go to: www.iwh.on.ca/corporate-reports