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CRWDP Webinar Series – Webinar #17 will be held on September 23, 2020 at 12:00 PM EST

CRWDP Webinar Series

You are invited to attend Webinar #17, as part of the CRWDP Webinar Series, taking place on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 12:00 PM EST. This webinar will be presented by Dana Howse. Dana will present her CRWDP postdoctoral work, which examined the ways in which work disability policy frameworks and programs support or impede Canadians with physical disabilities to engage in work-related travel, or ‘work mobility.’

Presentation Description: Dr. Dana Howse conducted a scoping review of the work disability policy and mobility literature, analyzed policy frameworks and case law in NL and ON related to workers’ compensation and human rights, and interviewed key informants and persons with physical disabilities who have experience and knowledge of how work disability policies and programs operate in practice to enable or hinder work mobility. Dana will discuss findings including the ways in which workers’ compensation policy can overlook work- and injury-related travel needs of disabled workers, and the significant role of family, and the system’s reliance on it, to support persons with physical disabilities to accomplish work mobility.

Dana Howse

Presenter Bio: Dr. Dana Howse was a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Centre for Research on Work Disability Policy (CRWDP) from 2017-2019, co-located between the SafetyNet Centre for Occupational Health and Safety Research at Memorial University and the Canada Research Chair in Occupational Health and Safety Law, Faculty of Law (Civil Law), University of Ottawa. Dr. Howse completed her PhD in Public Health Science in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at University of Toronto, where she studied injured workers’ experiences with problematic compensation claims. Dr. Howse recently took up a research position with the Primary Healthcare Research Unit in the Faculty of Medicine at Memorial University where she is working on a number of studies that are examining ways to improve the management of social needs within the primary care setting.

Be prepared to learn and ask questions. We will have a Q and A session after Dana’s presentation.

Register in advance for this free webinar.

CRWDP Webinar #17

When: Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Topic: Getting to work with a physical disability and the policies and people that make a difference

Presenter: Dana Howse


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