DWC Strategy: Moving Forward Together

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Moving Forward Together
Disability and Work in Canada (DWC) Initiative

In 2017, the Centre for Research on Work Disability Policy (CRWDP), the Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work (CCRW), Inclusion Newfoundland (InclusionNL) and the Ontario Network of Injured Workers’ Groups (ONIWG) came together to support the development of a pan-Canadian strategy for disability and work. We are calling this collaboration the Disability and Work in Canada (DWC) Initiative.

After two years of consultations with persons with disabilities, injured workers, disability organizations, government representatives, labour/unions, employers and service providers from across the country – through national conferences, provincial/territorial-based focus groups, and an online survey that garnered more than 500 responses – the DWC Steering Committee published its pan-Canadian strategy for disability and work in November 2019.

Pan-Canadian Strategy for Disability and Work

The Pan-Canadian Strategy for Disability and Work is now available: DWC Strategy: Moving Forward Together (PDF version)DWC Strategy: Moving Forward Together (Word version)DWC Strategy: Moving Forward Together (Plain text)DWC Strategy: Moving Forward Together (Large font PDF version)

 

Supporting Background Documents

There are five supporting background documents to the strategy, outlined in the Guide to the Strategy and Supporting Documents (PDF version), Guide to the Strategy and Supporting Documents (Word version), Guide to the Strategy and Supporting Documents (Text version) and also listed below:

  1. The Case for a New Strategy: 
  2. How this Strategy was Developed:
  3. What We Have Accomplished in Canada:
  4. Provincial Strategies:
  5. Terminology and Acronyms:

DWC Consultation Report

The Disability and Work in Canada Consultation Report on the draft strategy is now available: DWC Consultation Report (PDF version)DWC Consultation Report (Word version)DWC Consultation Report (Plain text)

 

To read the draft strategy, and the executive summary from the draft strategy, please click here.