Groups of Interest
Centre for Research on Work Disability Policy (CRWDP)
The Centre for Research on Work Disability Policy (CRWDP) is a transdisciplinary initiative on the future of work disability policy in Canada.
New Directions Speakers School
Website: New Directions Speakers School
This free 14 week course runs twice a year teaching public speaking and leadership skills in an environment of peer support and within the context of education in social justice issues. Guest speakers present on issues relating to disability, poverty and unemployment.
Threads of Life
Website: Threads of Life Threads of Life is a national charitable organization providing services to people across Canada coping with the aftermath of a work-related fatality, life-altering injury or occupational disease. We offer them peer support, learning events and opportunities to be part of the solution.
Threads of Life’s mission is to help families heal through a community of support and to promote the elimination of life-altering workplace injuries, illnesses and deaths.
Accommodating and Communicating about Episodic Disabilities (ACED)
A research partnership to support the sustained employment of people with intermittent, chronic health conditions
Arthritis Society – RSI Information
RSI information provided by the Arthritis Society.
Computer Related Repetitive Strain Injury
Information on Computer Related RSI’s, including symptoms and prevention tips
Med School Project by the Canadian Pain Coalition
“This is a valuable tool that provides, high quality accessible information to the 6 million Canadians suffering from under-treated chronic pain,” said Roman Jovey, M.D., a pain practitioner and a past president of the Canadian Pain Society. “The online Chronic Pain Self-Management Program gives patients and health care professionals a good overview of the principles and content of this important aspect of pain treatment”.
Website: Medline Plus
Medline Plus is General medical information database. Visit their website to read more about Medline Plus.
Merck Medical Dictionary
Website: Merck Medical Dictionary
Merck Medical Dictionary provides explanations, symptoms, treatments, etc of medical diagnoses. Visit their website for more information.
Mesothelioma & Asbestos Cancer Resource
“We (Mesothelioma & Asbestos Cancer Resource) concentrate solely on the knowledge of, and the issues stemming from asbestos exposure. We are Oncologist reviewed and have accompanying videos on many of the pages, for those who may be hard of seeing or who want to utilize the ease these videos provide. We also have credible and thorough content, around 2200 pages worth, that remains our central purpose.”
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One of the most established and comprehensive sites on mesothelioma, providing facts about palliative care, nutrition, and chemotherapy, as well as information on clinical trials. Mesothelioma Web is constantly adding new information and articles, including international news, so the information is always up-to-date. Visitors can sign up to receive a free information packet on asbestos exposure. There is also a phone number available for them to call, where they can talk to a real person.
The ILC Foundation
They provide information on Chronic Pain and Ehlers Danlos Syndrome.
The National Fibromyalgia Association
They provide fibromyalgia information and support.
W.A.P.D. Chat Room
Website: click link
The WAPD chat room is for those with disabilities. In their words, “WAPD advances the interests of persons with disabilities at national, state, local and home levels. We believe that all are entitled to high quality of life.” You can visit their website for more information.
Worker’s Rights Resources
Canada Labour Code
Website: Canadian Justice Laws website
Visit the site to review the Canadian Labour Code.
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety
They provide occupational health and safety information.
Workers’ Compensation for Federal Employees
Information on Compensation for federal government employees.
Disabilities-R-Us Chat Room (USA)
Website: Disabilities-R-Us Chat Room (USA)
This is chat room and forum for people with disabilities. They have links to disability attorneys and legal resources across the United States.