Round Table Project on Safe and Timely
Return to Function and Return to Work
Dr. Lisa Doupe (Project Lead)
See Fourth Quarter and Final Report (p. 248-255) for other participants
Relevant Report(s) Produced [currently not available]:
Part I: Final Report (1998)
Phase II Report (1999)
Phase III Report (2002)
Fourth Quarter and Final Report (2003)
The Round Table Project on Safe and Timely Return to Function and Return to Work was a multi-stakeholder collaboration involving researchers, academics, government representatives, employers and labour groups, health and rehabilitation professionals, insurance companies, Aboriginal people, people with disabilities and their families. The initiative’s vision was to improve the systems that help people with illness, injury or disability from any cause, develop and secure their social, personal and economic self-sufficiency and to help stakeholders in the field identify and overcome barriers together.
While the initiative’s primary focus was on responsible and expedient return to work after injury, the group did identify the lack of coordination between disability income programs as a barrier facing injured workers. In addition, one of the group’s key priorities was collaboration and cooperation among stakeholders, and members of the initiative discovered first-hand the difficulties associated with the lack of a common language around disability.