How to get involved

The success of the ACED project depends on input from workplace stakeholders and employees with episodic disabilities, the main audiences for the tools and resources being developed by the project.

We need your input! Join the JDAPT pilot test

The ACED research team is currently seeking participants to help test the new ACED Job Demands and Accommodation Planning Tool (JDAPT).

JDAPT is designed to help foster discussion and problem-solving between employees with episodic disabilities and workplace managers in order to meet employees' potential needs for workplace supports. The JDAPT workbook asks about specific job tasks and potential difficulties an employee with an episodic disability might have with them.

We want to make this tool as useful, practical and applicable as possible for people with various episodic disabilities in various work contexts. If you are an employee in Canada who is currently living and working with an episodic disability, we would like to hear from you.

We are inviting you to help us pilot-test JDAPT. The pilot test involves a 90-minute, in-person interview during which you review the workbook with a research team member and respond to questions about what you think of it. For people outside of the Greater Toronto Area, the study team can arrange to do the interview over the telephone.

As a participant, you will be offered a $75 honorarium to thank you for your time. Your participation would be completely voluntary and confidential. All aspects of this research will be handled by ACED's project director, Dr. Monique Gignac, a senior scientist and scientific co-director at the Institute for Work & Health, and her colleagues at the Institute. 

The pilot-testing continues until the end of February 2020. For more information on how to participate, complete the confidential inquiry form below, or contact ACED's project coordinator, Julie Bowring, a research associate at the Institute for Work & Health, by phone at 416-927-2027, ext. 2105, or by email at aced@iwh.on.ca.