Promoting a healthy, productive, and inclusive workforce

Dec 28, 2018
Nine researchers receive $11.9M to find ways to help Canadians with disabilities and chronic health conditions participate in the labour force
Ottawa, Ontario – The number of people with disabilities, chronic conditions, and work-related health issues is growing. Canada’s workforce is also aging, and more and more working Canadians are devoting considerable time and energy to caring for children or aging parents. For some Canadians, physical and mental health issues and disabilities are a barrier to finding jobs, and for those already employed, they can be an obstacle to remaining in the workforce.
To address these challenges, the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health, announced an investment $11.9M over five years to support partnerships led by nine researchers across the country that will seek solutions to the physical, mental health, and aging-related barriers that prevent Canadians from participating in the workforce.
The funding is provided under Healthy and Productive Work, a joint initiative of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) that supports the goal of maintaining a healthy, productive, and inclusive workforce in Canada. 
Source : Government of Canada
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