Partner organizations

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Institute for Work & Health

The Institute for Work & Health (IWH), the lead partner on the ACED project, is an independent, not-for-profit organization that aims to conduct and mobilize research that supports policy-makers, employers and workers in creating healthy, safe and inclusive work environments. The Institute conducts and shares research in two main areas: (1) preventing work-related injury and illness, and (2) promoting recovery and work functioning following injury or illness to allow workers to remain at work or return to work.

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Arthritis Society Canada

Arthritis Society Canada is a national health charity, fueled by donors and volunteers, with a mission to fight the fire of arthritis with the fire of research, advocacy, innovation, information and support. Arthritis Society Canada is the Canada’s largest charitable funder of cutting-edge arthritis research.

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Canadian Mental Health Association

Founded in 1918, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is a community mental health organization in Canada with a presence in more than 330 communities across every province and one territory. CMHA provides advocacy and resources that help to prevent mental health problems and illnesses, support recovery and resilience, and enable all Canadians to flourish and thrive.

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Crohn’s and Colitis Canada

Crohn’s and Colitis Canada is a national, volunteer-based charity focused on creating a better future for Canadians living with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis through advocacy, patient support programs, and funding research to improve quality of life and find cures for these chronic autoimmune diseases. These illnesses cause the body to attack healthy tissue, leading to the inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract.

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Mindful Employer Canada

Mindful Employer Canada is a not-for-profit social enterprise launched in appreciation for the employers, union representatives and managers across Canada who strive to support employees with mental health concerns. Mindful Employer programs help workplaces build resilience and leadership capacity to resolve workplace issues in a way that supports the psychological health and safety of staff.

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MS Canada

MS Canada is a national voluntary organization that provides programs and services for people with multiple sclerosis (MS) and their families, advocates for those living with MS, and funds research to help improve the quality of life for people living with MS and to ultimately find a cure for this disease and realize our vision of a world free of MS.

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Ontario Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development

The Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development in Ontario is a ministry of the Province of Ontario that works to prevent workplace injuries and illnesses, promotes and enforces employment standards, and helps to settle workplace disputes and collective agreements in Ontario.

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Realize is a national non-profit leader and catalyst for policy and practice innovations for people living with HIV and other episodic disabilities. They promote and support improved quality of life, income security and participation in and out of the labour force. Realize leads two national multi-disciplinary networks to collaborate on better supporting people living with episodic disabilities.

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Workplace Strategies for Mental Health

Workplace Strategies for Mental Health provides evidence-based and practical tips, tools and resources to help improve psychological health and safety in the workplace. All materials are available to anyone at no cost in English and French. Individuals, leaders and organizations can use them to help make a difference. Workplace Strategies for Mental Health is funded by Canada Life.