Webinar on Returning to work after a period of disability: what roles for the workplace and health care professionals? (Presentations in French Only)

Posted on Thursday, October 22, 2020

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Date and time: November 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EDT

This is a free event, but registration is required before November 25th. To register for this event, visit the registration page.

For assistance, please contact crcsstsohs@uottawa.ca.

Description: What health professions are recognized by compensation plans and why is this relevant to the care and return-to-work experience of workers with occupational injuries? How can workplaces support a sustainable return to work for those who are absent from work due to mental health issues?

These are just a few of the questions that will be examined in this webinar organized by the Policy and Practice in Return to Work after a Work Injury: Challenging Circumstances and Innovative Solutions research program. Join Dr. Louise St-Arnaud  and Dr. Anne Hudon as they share their respective research findings.

Presentations :

Introduction to the research agenda, presenters and contextual legal elements.

By Katherine Lippel, Distinguished Research Chair in Occupational Health and Safety Law, University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, Civil Law Section

A Guide to Supporting Return to Work in Mental Health: A Workplace Centred Approach

By Dr. Louise St-Arnaud, psychologist and professor, Département des fondements et pratiques en éducation, Université Laval

Description: When returning to work, what are the "invisible" barriers faced by employees who have been absent from work due to a mental health problem? How can workplaces overcome these barriers to support the return to work of employees with mental health problems? What strategies can workplaces adopt to facilitate this process? These are just a few of the questions that will be explored in Dr. St-Arnaud's presentation.

Ethics, Practices and Policies of Health Care and Return-to-Work for Persons Compensated Following a Work Injury: Important Findings

By Dr. Anne Hudon, Assistant Professor, Université de Montréal, Faculty of Medicine, School of Rehabilitation, Physiotherapy Program

Description: In this presentation, you will learn more about the ethical and organizational aspects of care and return to work. The material presented will be based on work done in three Canadian provinces (Quebec, Ontario, British Columbia), the state of Victoria in Australia and Washington in the United States. Critical reflections on the organization of care currently provided will be raised.

    Links to publications :

    • St-Arnaud, L. & Pelletier, M. (2013). Guide to an integrated practices program for supporting a return to work and promoting job retention: Facilitating an employee’s return to work following an absence for a mental health problem. Technical Guide financed by the IRSST.https://www.irsst.qc.ca/media/documents/PubIRSST/RG-813.pdf?v=2020-01-20
    • Anne Hudon, Katherine Lippel, & Ellen MacEachen, «Mapping first-line healthcare providers’ roles, practices and impacts on care for workers with compensable musculoskeletal disorders in four jurisdictions: a critical interpretive synthesis», (2019) 62(7) American Journal of Industrial Medicine, DOI: 10.1002/ajim.22972, published on line May 9th 2019.

    This webinar is organized by thePolicy and Practice in Return to Work after a Work Injury: Challenging Circumstances and Innovative Solutions research program.


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