Job Demands and Accommodation Planning Tool for workers

The JDAPT (Job Demands and Accommodation Planning Tool) is for workers who live with episodic health conditions and find employment challenging. This tool can help you identify accommodations that you might find useful and allow you to continue working. The JDAPT is grounded in research and was developed by the Accommodating and Communicating about Episodic Disabilities (ACED) team, housed at the Institute for Work & Health, a not-for-profit research organization based in Toronto, Canada.

British Columbia – Bill 41: Changes to Workers Compensation Act

Bill 41 introduces amendments to the Act affecting British Columbia employers by creating a duty to co-operate and to maintain employment, including a requirement to accommodate an injured worker in their return to work, up and until undue hardship.


From the Alberta Federation of Labour

The Alberta government is asking what should be prioritized in the new provincial budget. This is our chance to tell them what’s important. Will you help us do that? Fill out the Alberta government’s survey before it closes on January 15th.

All across the province, workers are demanding better from our government. This survey is a huge opportunity to demand investment in:
• stable and reliable public health care
• quality education
• a resilient economy
• good jobs for generations to come
Don’t miss this chance to make our province better for working families. Fill out the survey now.
The survey is only live until January 15. Click the link now to tell our elected officials what matters to Albertans.

Why WSIB cost-of-living adjustment is being challenged in court

The Ontario Network of Injured Workers Groups, representing injured workers across Ontario, has asked the court to decide if the WSIB is following their own legislation when paying Cost of Living annually.

Le Comité consultatif des personnes handicapées fait 10 nouvelles recommandations dans le rapport annuel de 2022.

Le Comité consultatif des personnes handicapées (CCPH) a publié son troisième rapport annuel le 2 décembre 2022. Il comprend 10 nouvelles recommandations sur la façon dont l’Agence pourrait améliorer le crédit d’impôt pour personnes handicapées (CIPH) et l’administration de celui-ci.
Les recommandations sont organisées en trois catégories : admissibilité au crédit d’impôt pour personnes handicapées (CIPH) et structure; processus d’appel et d’examen du CIPH; et protection des intérêts juridiques des demandeurs du CIPH, s’il y a lieu.
Le rapport célèbre également les progrès réalisés par l’Agence en ce qui concerne les services aux personnes en situation de handicap, notamment :
• Modifications législatives à l’admissibilité au CIPH dans les catégories des fonctions mentales et des soins thérapeutiques essentiels.
• Lancement d’une application numérique du CIPH afin de simplifier le processus de demande pour les professionnels de la santé et les particuliers.
• Navigateur pour aider les personnes ayant des situations plus complexes à remplir leurs demandes.

L’Agence effectuera un examen plus approfondi de ces recommandations afin de déterminer comment l’administration du CIPH peut être encore améliorée.
Pour lire le rapport annuel du Comité consultatif des personnes en situation de handicap, visitez le site Web suivant :

Disability Advisory Committee makes 10 new recommendations in 2022 annual report

The Disability Advisory Committee (DAC) released its third annual report on December 2, 2022. It includes 10 new recommendations for potential improvements to the DTC and its administration.
The recommendations are organized into three categories: disability tax credit (DTC) eligibility and structure; DTC appeals and review process; and protecting the legal interests of DTC applicants where applicable.
The report also celebrates the progress the CRA has made to services for persons with disabilities as a result of past recommendations from the DAC, including:
• legislative changes to the eligibility for the DTC under the categories of mental functions and life-sustaining therapy
• launch of a digital DTC application to make the application process simpler for both medical practitioners and individuals
• a Navigator to support people with more complex situations in completing their applications

The CRA looks forward to undertaking a more in-depth review of these recommendations to determine how the administration of the DTC can be further improved.
To read the DAC annual report, visit: