WSIB Funds Research to Help Injured Workers Recover and Return to Work

TORONTO, March 14, 2017 /CNW/ - Two researchers have received grants from Ontario's Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) to conduct studies on how to improve return to work and recovery outcomes for injured and ill workers.

The studies are funded through the WSIB's Grants Program, introduced in November 2015, to address current and emerging issues and strengthen Ontario's workers' compensation system.

"Rehabilitation and reintegration into productive work are invaluable for helping injured or ill workers get back to a better quality of life," said WSIB President & CEO Thomas Teahen. "This year's grant recipients are to be congratulated for their innovative research projects, which hold great promise for finding new ways to do that."

The recipients of the 2016 grants and the funding amounts for their two-year projects are:

  • Dr. Christopher McLeod, University of British Columbia - $344,928 for "Improving approaches to early and sustainable return-to-work in the construction sector"

  • Dr. Cameron Mustard, Institute for Work & Health - $248,670 for "Strengthening disability management practices in the Ontario municipal sector"

Details about these projects are available on the WSIB website.

The WSIB is currently evaluating proposals submitted to the 2017 program and will announce the recipients later this year. Program information is available on the WSIB website.

SOURCE Workplace Safety & Insurance Board

For further information: Christine Arnott, WSIB Public Affairs, 416-344-4202,


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