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Bancroft Session: June 8th, 2021 @ 1 - 4:30 pm EST - Life and Work after Injury

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Life and Work after a Workplace Injury

Tuesday June 8th – 1:00 pm to 4:30
Online Event – Free of Charge
Registration Required –

The Bancroft Institute for Studies on Workers' Compensation and Work Injury will be holding their next event online on June 8th at 1pm.
The injured worker community has long sought further study of the experiences of permanently injured workers after they are no longer active with the WCB. Although most recover fully and get back to work, in Ontario about 15,000 injured workers every year are recognized as having a permanent impairment. Two recent studies look at what happens to injured workers with permanent injuries after their case is closed.


Welcome and Introductions (Will Noiles, Ontario Network of Injured Workers Groups)

Keys to sustained return to work and re-injury prevention among workers with work-related permanent impairments
Jeanne Sears, Department of Health Services, University of Washington
1:45pm Q & A

Ontario Life After Work Injury Study
Cameron Mustard, President and Senior Scientist, Institute for Work and Health
2:30pm Q & A
2:45pm Break
Small Group Discussion
What are our key questions/concerns/issues?  How do injured workers fit in?  What do we need to know & why? 
Panel: Directions for Future research in Ontario
Peri Ballantyne, Department of Sociology, Trent University; Sheilah Hogg-Johnson, Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College; Mieke Koehoorn, Occupational and Environmental Health Division, UBC; Jeanne Sears, U of W.
Open Discussion (Steve Mantis, ONIWG Research Action Committee)
4:39pm Adjourn

There is no charge for the event but registration is required. 

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