Current annual report
Typically released in the fall of every year, the Institute for Work & Health (IWH)’s Annual Report takes a look back at the previous fiscal year. The report includes a theme-based narrative on the fiscal year’s research and knowledge transfer and exchange activities, a look at the year in numbers, and the report of the independent auditors based on their annual review of the Institute’s financial statements.
COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization on March 11, 2020, with three weeks left in the 2019/20 fiscal year. The 2019/20 Annual Report, titled "Disruption," describes how the Institute for Work & Health pivoted to conduct new research and adapt ongoing research to address questions raised by the changing work and health circumstances brought on by the pandemic. It also shares highlights of the research we conducted during the 2019/20 year before the onset of COVID-19.
Current accomplishments report
Each year, the Institute for Work & Health publishes an Accomplishments Report. This report summarizes the research and knowledge transfer and exchange (KTE) projects and activities undertaken at the Institute in the previous fiscal year. The report provides an update on the status of research, KTE and communications projects and activities, and also lists the publications, grants, awards, collaborators and staff in the previous year.
Current activity plan
Every year, the Institute for Work & Health puts together an Activity Plan detailing the research projects, as well as the knowledge transfer and exchange and communications activities, to be undertaken at the Institute in the coming year. For each project or activity, the plan outlines the rationale for undertaking it, its objectives, the researchers and partner organizations involved, its potential significance, and (if applicable) how it links to the prevention strategies of our core funder, the Ontario Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development.
Current strategic plan
The Institute for Work & Health (IWH) reviews its strategic direction about every five years and outlines this direction in a five-year strategic plan. The resulting IWH Strategic Plan is a high-level summary of the Institute’s vision, strategic directions and activities in the areas of research, knowledge transfer and exchange, research capacity, organizational excellence and sustainability.
Linked to the Strategic Plan is the Institute’s five-year Research Strategic Plan. It provides more detail on the strategic direction of IWH’s research over the coming years, and represents the Institute’s commitment to independent and impartial research aligned to the needs of policy-makers, employers and workers in Ontario and beyond.