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The Ontario Workplace Health Coalition (OWHC) acknowledges disability management as factor within the Occupational Health and Safety element of the Healthy Workplace Model for comprehensive workplace health.

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Join the Ontario Workplace Health Coalition (OWHC) on December 1st, 2022 at 10:00 am EST for virtual session dedicated to the integration between health promotion (workplace health) and disability management. The OWHC 2022 Annual General Meeting (AGM) will follow for OWHC individual and organizational members.

In this virtual session, the invites Wolfgang Zimmerman (Executive Director, NIDMAR) to speak on building a culture of accommodation and inclusion for disabled workers, and the Special Federal Initiative in return-to-work (RTW)/disability management (DM) for Canadian Workplaces. This session follows prior OWHC events covering themes such as Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and sustainable healthy workplace programs, with practical next steps around an effective disability management program.

Did you know disability management is a part of the pillars of the OWHC Healthy Workplace Model?

Wolfgang’s keynote will share definitions of key terms in disability management, how accessibility can be on the radar for workplace health professionals, universal key success factors, disability management in context across Canada, and cover the interplay between disability management and health promotion strategies for prevention outcomes. Further in his keynote, Wolfgang’s mention of the NIDMAR Special Federal Initiative in RTW/DM for Canadian Workplaces will share the support available for Canadian residents in terms of continuing education and designations, as well as the support available for Canadian workplaces to assess their disability management program.

Successful accommodation for mental or physical health impairment is everyone’s responsibility. We all have a role to play. We all benefit.

To contact and learn more about NIDMAR, email nidmar@nidmar.ca, or visit www.nidmar.ca

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