Webinar Series
CSA Z1011.1 Work Disability Management Standard in the Paramedic Service Organization 

Centre for Research on Work Disability Policy (CRWDP), Canadian Institute for Safety, Wellness, and Performance (CISWP), Canadian Standards Associations (CSA Group) and the Paramedic Association of Canada (PAC) have partnered together to present a webinar series introducing the new CSA Z1011.1 Work Disability Management in the Paramedic Service Organization.

Register in advance for these free webinars below.

Partners: Centre for Research on Work Disability Policy (CRWDP), Canadian Institute for Safety, Wellness, and Performance (CISWP), and Canadian Standards Associations (CSA Group)

Accessibility: Captioning, Sign Language and French-English Interpretation will be made available upon request. Please send your request at least three business days in advance to: simam@iwh.on.ca (for webinars hosted by CRWDP) or pmatos@conestogac.on.ca (for webinars hosted by CISWP).

Webinar 1: Introducing the new CSA Z1011.1 Work Disability Management in the Paramedic Service Organization  

Date/Time: Monday, June 6th, 2022 @ 12:00 – 1:00 PM EDT

Hosted by: CIWSP

Outline:

  • Introduction, Welcome and Opening Remarks: Dr. Amin Yazdani (CISWP)
  • Standard Development Process: Lina Lopez (CSA)
  • Overview of the Standard: Drs. Amin Yazdani (CISWP), Emile Tompa (CRWDP)
  • Panel Discussion: Standard and its potential for impact within the paramedic sector

Speakers:

  • Dr. Amin Yazdani, Executive Director, CISWP
  • Dr. Emile Tompa, Director, CRWDP
  • Pierre Poirier, Chief/Chef, Ottawa Paramedic Service/Service paramédic d’Ottawa

Panelists:

  • Mathieu Grenier, Deputy Chief, Quality Improvement and Professional Standards, County of Renfrew Paramedic Service
  • Kevin Jerebic, Manager, EMS Employee Program, Alberta Health Services, Emergency Medical Services
  • Behdin Nowrouzi-Kia, Assistant Professor, University of Toronto

Registration is closed. https://conestogac.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_mR6RhqCmS5mC5X8v6H2tQQ

Video recording of Webinar 1. PDF copy of Webinar 1 presentation slides.

 

Webinar 2: CSA Z1011.1: The Role of Key Stakeholders

Date/Time: Monday, July 11, 2022 @ 12:00 - 1:00 PM EDT

Hosted by: CRWDP

Outline:

  • Introduction, Welcome and Opening Remarks: Dr. Emile Tompa, Director, CRWDP
  • Opening Comments: Pierre Poirier, Executive Director, Paramedic Association of Canada (PAC)
  • CSA Overview and Standard Development Process: Lina Lopez, Project Manager, CSA Group
  • Overview of Management Systems: Dr. Emile Tompa, Director, CRWDP 
  • Overview of the Standard: What are the roles of key stakeholders in work disability management process?: Dr. Amin Yazdani, Executive Director, CISWP
  • Panel Discussion: Who are the key stakeholders in the paramedic sector and how can they support paramedic service organizations?
  • Q and A: Moderated by Lina Lopez, Project Manager, CSA Group 
  • Closing: Dr. Emile Tompa, Director, CRWDP

Panelists:

  • Pierre Poirier, Executive Director, Paramedic Association of Canada (PAC)
  • Katy Kamkar, Clinical Psychologist, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
  • Bob Parkinson, Health and Wellness Director, Ambulance Paramedics British Columbia (APBC)
  • Denise Annicchiarico, Supervisor, Disability Mgmt & Well-being, Strathcona County

Registration is closed. https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4MC0sllSQvulPlYrPoUWbw 

Video recording of Webinar 2PDF copy of Webinar 2 presentation slides.

 

Webinar 3: CSA Z1011.1: Managing Disabilities Associated with Operational Stress Injuries

Date/Time: Monday, September 19, 2022 @ 12:00 – 1:00 PM EDT

Hosted by: CIWSP

Description: In this webinar, we present requirements of the new CSA Standard work disability management (WDM) system, based on evidence-informed best practices. The objective of this Standard is to provide requirements and guidance on how to effectively manage the health needs of workers in the paramedic service organization (PSO) to minimize the possibility or impact of work disability, as well as onboard workers, specifically paramedics, with disabilities. A focus is given towards prevention and the management of work disability related to operational stress injuries (OSI) and other mental health and well-being conditions. In this webinar, panelists discuss their experience and perspectives on managing disabilities associated with OSI.

Speakers:

  • Dr. Amin Yazdani, Executive Director, CISWP
  • Dr. Emile Tompa, Director, CRWDP
  • Pierre Poirier, Chief/Chef, Ottawa Paramedic Service/Service paramédic d’Ottawa

Panelists:

  • Kathy Kamkar, Clinical Psychologist, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
  • Dave Libby, Commander, County of Renfrew
  • Kathleen Fraser, Executive Director, EMS Employee Programs, Alberta Health Services

Registration link: https://conestogac.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_E76bc_-5R8-5yQeL_7612A

Video recording of Webinar 3. PDF copy of Webinar 3 presentation slides.

 

Webinar 4: Implication of CSA Z1011.1 for Paramedics

Date/Time: Monday, November 21, 2022 @ 12:00 – 1:00 PM EST

Hosted by: CRWDP

Description: In this webinar series, the new CSA Standard, entitled the CSA Z1011.1 Work Disability Management in the Paramedic Service Organization, that sets out the requirements for a work disability management (WDM) system based on evidence-informed best practices, will be discussed and its implications for paramedics.

The objective of this Standard is to provide requirements and guidance on how to effectively manage the health needs of workers in the paramedic service organization (PSO) to minimize the possibility or impact of work disability, as well as onboard workers, specifically paramedics, with disabilities. A focus is given towards prevention and the management of work disability related to operational stress injuries (OSI) and other mental health and well-being conditions. In this webinar, panelists discuss the implications of the CSA Z1011.1 for paramedics. 

Outline:

  • Introduction, Welcome and Opening Remarks: Emile Tompa, Director, CRWDP and IDEA
  • Opening Comments: Pierre Poirier, Executive Director, Paramedic Association of Canada (PAC)
  • Standard Development Process: Lina Lopez, Project Manager, CSA Group
  • Overview of the Standard: How does the standard address the needs of persons with disabilities? Emile Tompa, Amin Yazdani
  • Panel Discussion: How can paramedic service organizations best support paramedics with injuries and disabilities?

Speakers:

  • Dr. Emile Tompa, Director, CRWDP and IDEA
  • Dr. Amin Yazdani, Executive Director, CISWP, TC Chair, Conestoga College
  • Lina Lopez, Project Manager, CSA Group
  • Pierre Poirier, Chief/Chef, Ottawa Paramedic Service/Service paramédic d’Ottawa and Executive Director, Paramedic Association of Canada (PAC)

Panelists:

  • Tanya Morose, Director Prevention, Engagement and Retention, Public Safety, Health and Community Care Sectors (Public Services Health & Safety Association)
  • ​Bruce Krauter, Chief, Essex Windsor EMS
  • Meghan Colvin-Daley, Paramedic, Prince Edward Island
  • Michael Speers, Primary Care Paramedic, Region of Peel, Brampton, Ontario

Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4isWjDwgQjeNLPcBQ7ojEQ 

Video recording of Webinar 4. PDF copy of Webinar 4 presentation slides.