Fit For Work: Arthritis and the Workplace
TORONTO, Nov. 29, 2012 /CNW/ - In this keynote address to the Economic
Club of Canada, Janet Yale, president and CEO of The Arthritis Society
will present the exclusive results of the new "Fit for Work" survey
revealing the financial, physical, emotional and psychological
challenges arthritis presents in the workplace and the necessary role
that The Arthritis Society, in collaboration with others, must play in
confronting this growing challenge.
There are currently 4.6 million Canadians living with arthritis. In
addition to the terrible toll the condition takes on people and their
families, arthritis is now Canada's number one leading cause of
workplace disability. Within a generation, fully seven million
Canadians will suffer with arthritis, generating an annual economic
burden of some $68 billion.
Date: Thursday, November 29, 2012
Time: 11:45 a.m.
Location: The National Club, 303 Bay St, Toronto
ABOUT THE ARTHRITIS SOCIETY
The Arthritis Society is dedicated to a vision of living well while
creating a future without arthritis. It is Canada's principal health
charity providing education, programs and support to 4.6 million
Canadians with arthritis and their loved ones. Since its founding in
1948, The Society has been the largest non-government funder of
arthritis research in Canada by investing more than $180 million in
projects that have led to breakthroughs in the diagnosis, treatment and
care of people with arthritis.
SOURCE: Arthritis Society
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