Project directory

The project directory includes Institute for Work & Health (IWH) research studies that were initiated in 2015 onward (as well as a few large studies that were ongoing in 2015). The directory also includes studies conducted under IWH’s Systematic Review Program since it began in 2005. For information on Institute studies initiated before 2015, see our Accomplishments Reports. Studies are either ongoing or completed. Ongoing studies are listed in alphabetical order. Completed studies are listed by year of completion, beginning with the most recently completed.

Project title Status

Accommodating and Communicating about Episodic Disabilities (ACED): A partnership to deliver workplace resources to sustain employment of people with chronic, episodic conditions

Research team: Monique Gignac (PI), Dorcas Beaton, Julie Bowring, Curtis Breslin, Emma Irvin, Arif Jetha, Ron Saunders, Peter Smith, Emile Tompa, Dwayne Van Eerd, Renée-Louise Franche, Joy MacDermid, William Shaw, Aaron Thompson, Sabrina Tonima

Ongoing

Addressing knowledge gaps about skills of persons with disabilities

Research team: Emile Tompa (PI), Emma Irvin, Amir Mofidi, Basil Southey, Alexis Buettgen, Rebecca Gewurtz

Ongoing

Building disability confidence in Canada’s financial sector

Research team: Emile Tompa (PI), Emma Irvin, Alexis Buettgen

Ongoing

Cannabis and workplace fatalities: establishing a baseline in Ontario

Research team: Nancy Carnide (PI), Peter Smith (PI), Momtaz Begum, Andrea Furlan, Cameron Mustard, Kay Nasir, Lily Fang, Nikhil Rajaram, Melissa Smith

Ongoing

Cannabis use and long-term recovery and return-to-work outcomes among Ontario injured workers

Research team: Nancy Carnide (PI), Peter Smith (PI), Andrea Furlan, Sara Macdonald, Shawna Meister, Cameron Mustard, Stephanie Premji, Colette Severin, Tiffany Turnbull

Ongoing

Centre for Research on Work Disability Policy: Envisioning the future of disability policy in Canada

Research team: Emile Tompa (PI), Arif Jetha, Dan Samosh, Sabrina Imam, Kathy Padkapayeva

Ongoing

Conceal or reveal? Facilitators and barriers to older workers' communication of accommodation needs

Research team: Monique Gignac (PI), Arif Jetha, Agnieszka Kosny, Vicki Kristman, Jill Cameron

Ongoing

Cost to Canadians of excluding people with disabilities from the labour market

Research team: Emile Tompa (PI), Young Jung

Ongoing

Developing a Canadian work disability standard for paramedics with post-traumatic stress injury

Research team: Emile Tompa (PI), Amin Yazdani (PI), Sabrina Imam, Emma Irvin, Dwayne Van Eerd, Nicki Islic, Ron Meyers

Ongoing

Developing a framework for measuring culture change related to accessibility and inclusion of persons with disabilities

Research team: Emile Tompa (PI), Amir Mofidi (PI), Emma Irvin, Sabrina Imam, , Rebecca Gewurtz

Ongoing

Do work exposures and their effects differ for men and women? A systematic review

Research team: Aviroop Biswas (PI), Peter Smith, Emma Irvin, Mieke Koehoorn

Ongoing

ECHO OEM: Piloting a telementoring program in occupational and environmental medicine

Research team: Andrea Furlan (PI), Anil Adisesh (PI), Nancy Carnide, Shireen Harbin, Emma Irvin, Sara Macdonald, Behdin Nowrouzi-Kia, Colette Severin, Peter Smith,

Ongoing

Estimating the financial benefits of OHS prevention expenditures: a study of Ontario employers

Research team: Cameron Mustard (PI), Emile Tompa, Basak Yanar

Ongoing

Evaluating prevention strategies to reduce the risk of work-related cancers in Ontario’s construction sector

Research team: Emile Tompa (PI), Young Jung, Amir Mofidi

Ongoing

Evaluating the effectiveness of distance learning in delivering Ontario's JHSC certification training

Research team: Lynda Robson (PI), Cameron Mustard (PI), Aviroop Biswas, Victoria Landsman, Faraz Vahid Shahidi, Peter Smith

Ongoing

Evaluating the implementation and effectiveness of Ontario’s working-at-heights training standard

Research team: Lynda Robson (PI), Ben Amick, Cameron Mustard, Peter Smith, Victoria Landsman

Ongoing

Evidence-informed workplace policies and practices for the prevention of PTSI work disability

Research team: Dwayne Van Eerd (PI), Emile Tompa (PI), Emma Irvin, Doug Gross, Charl Els, Sebastian Straube, Suzette Bremault-Phillips, Nick Carleton, Akshay Mohan, Joann Varickanickal

Ongoing

Financial incentives to promote employment of people with disabilities: when and how they work best

Research team: Emile Tompa (PI), Rebecca Gewurtz (PI), Emma Irvin (PI), Heather Johnston, Cindy Moser, Kathy Padkapayeva, Dan Samosh

Ongoing

Future-focused job accommodation practices for the school-to-work transition

Research team: Arif Jetha (PI), Monique Gignac, Sara Macdonald, Kay Nasir, Emile Tompa, Dwayne Van Eerd, Kathleen Martin Ginis

Ongoing

Future-proofing young Canadians with disabilities for the changing labour market

Research team: Arif Jetha (PI), Monique Gignac, , Kay Nasir, Ali Shamaee, Peter Smith, Emile Tompa, , , ,

Ongoing

Instruments for assessing permanent psychological impairment

Research team: Peter Smith (PI), Emma Irvin (PI), Monique Gignac, Joanna Liu, Morgane Le Pouésard, Maggie Tiong

Ongoing

Occupational injury risks in Ontario

Research team: Cameron Mustard (PI), Aviroop Biswas, Victoria Landsman, Lynda Robson, Peter Smith

Ongoing

Ontario Life After Work Injury Study: Understanding the long-term recovery and labour market outcomes of injured workers in Ontario

Research team: Cameron Mustard (PI), Nancy Carnide, Colette Severin, Peter Smith, Emile Tompa

Ongoing

Opioid-related harms among Ontario workers: a surveillance tool

Research team: Nancy Carnide (PI), Paul Demers (PI), Nathan Debono, Andrea Furlan, Sara Macdonald

Ongoing

Preventing work disability among millennial young adults with rheumatic disease

Research team: Arif Jetha (PI), Julie Bowring, Monique Gignac, Catherine Backman, Vicki Kristman, Lori Tucker

Ongoing