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

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

Implementation of PTSI programs in Alberta first responder organizations

Research team: Dwayne Van Eerd (PI), Emile Tompa, Emma Irvin, Doug Gross, Monique Gignac, Sharmigaa Ragunathan

Ongoing

Incentives-based approaches to support stay at work/return to work: an environmental scan

Research team: Dwayne Van Eerd (PI), Emma Irvin (PI), Emile Tompa, Dan Samosh,

Ongoing

Inclusive Design for Employment Access (IDEA): A social innovation lab to increase demand-side capacity to employ persons with disabilities in Canada

Research team: Emile Tompa (PI), Rebecca Gewurtz (PI), Arif Jetha, Emma Irvin, Dwayne Van Eerd, Bruce Bonyhady, Susanne Bruyère, Peter Coppin, Marie-France Coutu, Robert Fleisig, Raphael Gomez, Karen Harlos, Takeo Kondo, Vicki Kristman, Marie Laberge, Jordana Maisel, Carrie Anne Marshall, Valérie Martin, Sandra Moll, Dan Samosh, Firat Sayin, Jennifer Smith-Merry, Mahadeo Sukhai, Hélène Sultan-Taïeb, Jutta Treviranus, Angelika Veres, Catherine Wyndham-West

Ongoing

Inclusive Design for Employment Access (IDEA): Evidence synthesis

Research team: Emile Tompa (PI), Rebecca Gewurtz (PI), Emma Irvin

Ongoing

Inclusive Design for Employment Access (IDEA): Transition to work and career development

Research team: Arif Jetha (PI), Dan Samosh

Ongoing

Intelligent machines and human worker inequities: examining the implications of AI in the workplace

Research team: Arif Jetha (PI), Hela Bakhtari, Aviroop Biswas, Monique Gignac, Emma Irvin, Peter Smith, Faraz Vahid Shahidi, Silvia Bonaccio, Jack Dennerlein, Marc Frenette, Marlène Koffi, Peter Loewen, Naimul Mefraz Khan, Laura Rosella, Brendan Smith, Maxwell Smith, Nicole Wu, Daniyal Zuberi

Ongoing

Job quality and wellbeing in Canada: generating insights on the new world of work

Research team: Faraz Vahid Shahidi (PI), Monique Gignac, Arif Jetha, Ellen MacEachen

Ongoing

Occupational injury risks in Ontario

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

Ongoing

Ontario Life After Work Injury Study: 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

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

Ontario Life After Work Injury Study: Understanding the long-term recovery and labour market outcomes of injured workers in the shadow of COVID-19

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

Programs of early OHS intervention with small businesses

Research team: Dwayne Van Eerd (PI), Emma Irvin, Morgane Le Pouésard, Lynda Robson, Basak Yanar

Ongoing

Return to work in policing: synthesizing current practices and implementation guidance

Research team: Dwayne Van Eerd (PI), Siobhan Cardoso, Emma Irvin, Monique Gignac, Arif Jetha, Morgane Le Pouésard, Emile Tompa, Basak Yanar, Tanya Morose

Ongoing

TIE-C-MI: Trajectories of Income and Employment of Canadians with Mental Illness

Research team: Kathleen Dobson (PI), Monique Gignac, Simon Vigod, Claire de Oliveira, Mark Ferro, Rubab Arim

Ongoing

Toking 9 to 5: Workplace cannabis use and perceptions among Canadian workers

Research team: Nancy Carnide (PI), Peter Smith (PI), Andrea Furlan, Michael Frone, Shawna Meister, Amy Porath-Waller, Kim Slade

Ongoing

Tracking long-term outcomes of injured workers in Ontario to better target supports

Research team: Emile Tompa (PI), Qing Liao, Cameron Mustard, Ron Saunders

Ongoing

Transitioning to the future of work: an intersectional study of vulnerable youth and young adults

Research team: Arif Jetha (PI), Monique Gignac, Sara Macdonald, Kay Nasir, Ali Shamaee, Peter Smith, Yani Hamdani, Vicki Kristman

Ongoing

Trends in the severity of work-related injury in Ontario

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

Ongoing

Understanding OHS motivations and needs in small business

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

Ongoing

Understanding the activity patterns of Canadians at work and outside of work, and their association with overall health

Research team: Aviroop Biswas (PI), Cameron Mustard, Peter Smith, Stephanie Prince Ware

Ongoing

Understanding the injury experience of Ontario small businesses through workers’ compensation claims data

Research team: Lynda Robson (PI), Cameron Mustard, Peter Smith

Ongoing

Understanding the role of parental employment quality in child mental health

Research team: Faraz Vahid Shahidi (PI), Anne Fuller (PI), Kathy Georgiades, Jinette Comeau, Arjumand Siddiqi, Gita Wahi, Andrew Pinto

Ongoing