CRWDP Seed Grant Competition Results 2014-2015

29 October 2014

In July 2014, CRWDP held the first of our three planned requests for proposals for seed grant funding of up to $10,000. The competition was open to all CRWDP participants and partners.  We received 15 applications for a 2014 funding envelope of approximately $70,000.  

Proposals were reviewed by a multidisciplinary review committee, which included CRWDP participants and partners from each of our four geographic clusters: British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec, and Newfoundland and Labrador. Evaluation criteria were: relevance to CRWDP mandate, innovation, study design, project team, student employment and development, potential for stimulating future funding through a grant, partner role in the study, and budget.

We are pleased to announce the following 7 seed grant award recipients:

  • Bornstein, S. (PI) and Neis, B. With partner Coalition of Persons with Disabilities Newfoundland and Labrador. “Disability Support Services in Newfoundland and Labrador and Canada:  Impacts on Labour Market Participation for individuals with Disabilities”. Click here to access the full report (pdf); click here to access the word version of the report
  • Gewurtz, R. & Premji, S. (Co-PIs) and Holness, L. With partners Injured Workers Consultants, IAVGO Community Legal Clinic, and Bramalea Community Health Centre. “Exploring the experiences of injured workers who fail to return to work”. Click here to access the full report
  • Hanes, R. & Ryan, M. (Co-PIs), Furrie, A., Lero, D., and D’Aubin, A. With partner Council of Canadians with Disabilities. “Willing but Unable: A Population in Waiting”. Click here to access the full report (pdf); click here to access the word version of the report
  • Hilgert, J. With partner Canadian Injured Workers Alliance. “The Human Rights of Injured Workers: Social Protection Floors and the Canadian Work Disability System”. Click here to access the full report (pdf); click here to access word version of the report
  • Laberge, M. (PI) and Breslin, C. With partners le Service national du RÉCIT en adaptation scolaire, l’école Joseph-Charbonneau du Centre de réadaptation Marie-Enfant, plusieurs commissions scolaires, la Confédération des organismes de personnes handicapées du Québec, la Centrale des syndicats du Québec. “L’utilisation des TIC pour soutenir l’accès à l’emploi des adolescents handicapés ou en difficultés d’apprentissage ou d’adaptation (HDAA)”. Click here to access the full report (pdf, French); click here to access word version of the report (French)
  • Provencher, Y. (PI). With partner le Ministère de l’emploi et de la solidarité sociale. “La mesure de l’incapacité: un état des lieux”.
  • Stapleton, J. & Haan, M. (Co-PIs), and Furrie, A., Porch, W., Brayton, B., and Crawford, C. With partners Open Policy Ontario, Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work, Canadian Working Group on HIV and Rehabilitation, DisAbled Women’s Network Canada, Adele Furrie Consulting Inc. “People with episodic disabilities: Who are they and what supports do they need to obtain and retain employment?” Click here to access the full report (pdf); click here to access word version of the report