Save the Date: Symposium on Return to Work in a Changing World of Work, May 16th and 17th, 2019 in Ottawa

Posted on Monday, March 18, 2019

The Symposium on Return to Work in a Changing World of Work will take place at the University of Ottawa on May 16th and 17th, 2019.

At this Symposium, researchers and partners will present research results looking at the application of workers’ compensation legislation and policies governing return to work (RTW) 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 workers engaged in various forms of employment related geographic mobility.

The full research program will focus on challenging circumstances and innovative solutions in promoting sustainable RTW by effective application of workers’ compensation legislation. We seek to shed light on ways that Canadian public policies can promote better practices to ensure sustainable return to work for all injured workers.

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 programme. 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. The deadline to register is Thursday May 2nd, 2019.

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

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

Please make sure to Save the Date now!

Professor Katherine Lippel who holds the Canada Research Chair in Occupational Health and Safety Law at the Civil Law Section of the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law leads a multidisciplinary team financed by CIHR-SSHRC’s Healthy and Productive Work competition (2018-2023).

To learn more about the research program, please follow this link: summaryhpw_.docx (docx, 19.17 KB) or watch interview on Global News with the Project Director and injured workers.

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