Mary Catharine Breadner

PhD Candidate and Research Associate

Mary Catharine Breadner

“I am interested in creating better working conditions and return-to-work programing for people with disabilities. I am passionate about creating equity in the workplace and ensuring healthy productive workplaces.”




  • PhD, Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University (health policy, labor, and disability)
  • Master in Health Sciences, University of Ottawa
  • Bachelors of Science in Health Sciences, University of Ottawa


Activities and Interests

Mary Catharine comes from a labour and health background. Her current research focuses on disability prevention and holistic case management for healthcare workers. She also works closely with the workers compensation board in BC in developing guidelines for employers on implementing disability prevention programs. Mary Catharine remains committed to the labour movement in Canada and internationally, working on several working groups and advocacy groups for workers rights.