Project funding

This partnership project is funded as part of the Healthy and Productive Work initiative, a joint initiative of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).

The Healthy and Productive Work initiative aims to bring together a wide range of researchers and stakeholders across sectors to develop, implement and evaluate evidence-informed solutions to improve the health and productivity of Canada’s diverse workforce. In particular, projects funded by the initiative focus on developing and improving accommodations, tools, and policies to support the labour force participation of men and women with health issues and disabilities, as well as older workers and workers with caregiving responsibilities outside of their paid work.

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research is Canada's federal funding agency for health research. Composed of 13 institutes, CIHR collaborates with partners and researchers to create new scientific knowledge and to enable its translation into improved health, more effective health services and products, and a strengthened Canadian health-care system.

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The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) is the federal research funding agency that promotes and supports post-secondary-based research and research training in the humanities and social sciences. By focusing on developing talent, generating insights and forging connections across campuses and communities, SSHRC strategically supports world-leading initiatives that reflect a commitment to ensuring a better future for Canada and the world.

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The University of Toronto is the host organization for this project. Founded in 1827, the University of Toronto has an enrolment of over 88,000 full- and part-time students in its undergraduate and graduate programs, and over 550,000 alumni. The university has 14,240 active faculty members, 700 undergraduate programs and 200 master’s and PhD programs. It received over $1.2 billion in research funding in 2015-16.

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