Building Capacity Project

‘Building Capacity’ is a new three-year project funded by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), that will build capacity for the Work Wellness Institute to plan, deliver and evaluate our programs and activities.  

We will:

  • Partner with the global community of researchers, employers, people with disabilities and other stakeholders (e.g., governments, labour organizations, occupational health and safety professionals, public and private insurers);
  • Provide credible, science-informed, practical tools and educational resources to facilitate employment retention, return to work, and inclusion of people with impairments and disabilities;
  • Support work participation for those at risk of, or living with, chronic and episodic health-related challenges
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We are establishing a National Worker Health Advisory Committee that will work collaboratively to address existing and evolving social issues facing people with disabilities and their work participation. 

We are engaging academic researchers in the creation of the Health and Work Productivity Portal; a global site of high-quality research and evidence-based resources related to the recruitment, retention and advancement of employees with physical and mental health challenges. The portal will provide an opportunity for collaboration between researchers and stakeholders and help inform decision making within the context of the workplace. 

Learn about our Harnessing Talent Alliance project

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