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

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

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

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

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

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

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, Emile Tompa, Basak Yanar, Tanya Morose

Ongoing

Getting the message right: strengthening RTW communication in B.C.'s health-care sector

Research team: Arif Jetha (PI), Monique Gignac, Cameron Mustard, Catherine Backman

Completed 2020

How RTW differs for workers with psychological injuries, older workers

Research team: Peter Smith (PI), , Anthony LaMontagne, Rebbecca Lilley, Sheilah Hogg-Johnson, Michael Sim

Completed 2020

Role of accommodations and communication practices in supporting the employment participation of Canadians living with disabilities

Research team: Monique Gignac (PI), Arif Jetha (PI), Julie Bowring

Completed 2020

Best practices for work disability prevention management systems: a scoping review in support of new Canadian standard

Research team: Emile Tompa (PI), Emma Irvin, Quenby Mahood, Amin Yazdani

Completed 2019

Strengthening disability management in Ontario’s municipal sector

Research team: Cameron Mustard, Arif Jetha, Agnieszka Kosny, Morgan Lay, Christopher McLeod, Lynda Robson, Basak Yanar

Completed 2019

Supporting the employment participation of Canadian young adults with chronic conditions: a systematic review

Research team: Arif Jetha (PI)

Completed 2019

System-based return-to-work and disability management interventions: a systematic review

Research team: Kim Cullen (PI), Emma Irvin (PI), Morgane Le Pouésard, Dwayne Van Eerd, Ben Amick, Siobhan Cardoso, Quenby Mahood, Ron Saunders, Judy Geary, Ulrik Gensby

Completed 2019

Understanding the employment needs and experiences of baby boomers with arthritis and diabetes

Research team: Monique Gignac (PI), Dorcas Beaton, Vicki Kristman, Cameron Mustard, Peter Smith, Elizabeth Badley

Completed 2019