Registration is now open for the Symposium on Return to Work in a Changing World of Work, May 16th and 17th, 2019 at the University of Ottawa

Posted on Thursday, April 4, 2019

How can public policies in Canada promote better practices to ensure sustainable return to work for all injured workers?

In an attempt to answer this question, researchers and partners will present research results looking at the application of workers’ compensation legislation and policies governing return to work after a work injury.

More specifically, these pilot studies looked at the experience of precariously employed workers in Ontario and Québec with workers’ compensation as well as the situation of injured workers who were engaged in various forms of employment related geographic mobility in a variety of Canadian provinces at the time of their injury. 

Participants are invited to hear and provide feedback on the preliminary findings from these pilot projects, share knowledge and contribute to shaping the future research program. The results presented will be relevant for injured workers and those who represent them, unions, employers, as well as regulators and workers’ compensation policy makers in several Canadian jurisdictions.

Please REGISTER HERE as soon as possible as space is limited. 
Deadline to register is Friday May 10th 2019. 

Please find a detailed program here : symposiumprogram_en.docx (docx, 113.64 KB)

Thursday, May 16, 2019 from 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday, May 17, 2019 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
LOCATION: University of Ottawa, 57 Louis-Pasteur (Fauteux Hall), Room 147 

We hope you can join us!

For questions concerning the symposium, please contact 

To learn more about the research program, you can: 
-    Read a summary following this link: summaryhpw_.docx (docx, 19.17 KB) 
-    Watch an interview on Global News with the Project Director. 

Professor Katherine Lippel is the Project Director leading this multidisciplinary research team financed by CIHR-SSHRC’s Healthy and Productive Work competition (2018-2023).

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