Bancroft Institute's Session November 29th 2018

29 November 2018

Science & Politics of Work Disability Prevention

On November 29th, The Bancroft Institute is pleased to present a morning session with Professor Ellen MacEachen, Co-Director, Centre for Research on Work Disability Policy, to discuss her new edited collection "The Science and Politics of Work Disability Prevention." (Routledge, 2018)

The event, which will take place at Friends House in Toronto, will also include presentations from other contributors to the book, as well as a handful of panel discussions. One panel will feature injured workers who have successfully returned to work discussing the experiences and supports that made their transition back to employment possible. A second panel will feature academics, activists, healthcare professionals, and worker representatives offering their perspectives on how to build on the successful cases discussed earlier in the day.

The event runs from 9am to 1pm. See the full agenda and register here

There is a suggested donation of $10, payable when you register online or when you arrive at the event. There is no charge for unwaged or underemployed attendees. Drinks and light snacks will be available.

Speakers include:

* Ellen MacEachen (Editor, The Science and Politics of Work Disability Prevention, Routledge, 2018)

* Kari-Pekka Martimo (Finnish Institute of Occupational Health)

* Sang-Hun Mun (Community Organizer, IAVGO Community Legal Clinic)

* Joe Doweall (VP and Government Affairs Representative, International Union of Operating Engineers)

* Kier Munn (Lawyer, Office of the Worker Advisor)

* Ashley Soza Pilkington (Nurse)

* Victoria Mummery (Rehabilitation Nurse, Independent Consultant)

* Debbie Coulson (International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 793)

* Rebecca Gewurtz (School of Rehabilitation Science, McMaster University)

* Steve Mantis (Chair, Research Action Committee, Ontario Network of Injured Workers' Groups)