Videos and presentations

Included below are videos and presentations about, or related to, the ACED project and/or episodic disabilities and work. The list includes videos and slide presentations produced by the ACED team or produced by organizations external to ACED if they feature ACED activities, findings or project team members talking about episodic disabilities and work.

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IWH Speaker Series—Does it matter what workers’ reasons are for disclosing or not disclosing a disability at work? Why and how?

Deciding whether or not to disclose a disability to others at work is a complex consideration. People with many chronic mental and physical health conditions, often called episodic disabilities, experience times of relative wellness punctuated by intermittent periods of activity limitations. How do they decide whether or not to disclose their health conditions? In this presentation, Dr. Monique Gignac shares findings from her study examining participants' reasons and goals for disclosing—and whether these matter to work support outcomes.

Presented at IWH Speaker Series

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Episodic Disabilities, COVID-19 and the Workplace

ACED Director Dr. Monique Gignac presented on organizational perspectives on the successes and challenges of disability communication-support processes including new data related to working with COVID-19.

Presented at Workforce Planning Board of Waterloo, Wellington, and Dufferin

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Accommodating and Communicating about Episodic Disabilities (ACED): A Partnership to Deliver Workplace Tools and Resources to Sustain the Employment of People with Chronic, Episodic Conditions

ACED Director Dr. Monique Gignac presented on study findings regarding the disclosure of chronic, episodic health conditions and ACED research activities.

Presented at St. Michael’s Hospital- Occupational Medicine Rounds

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Accommodating and Communicating about Episodic Disabilities (ACED): A partnership to deliver workplace tools and resources to sustain the employment of people with chronic, episodic condition

ACED Director Dr. Monique Gignac presented on ACED research activities and the development of the JDAPT in this webinar.

Presented at Epilepsy Toronto, Workplace Workshop Series

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Accommodating episodic disabilities—issues for workplaces to consider

ACED Director Dr. Monique Gignac shared accommodation best practices identified by her research, while leading labour lawyers provided guidance on meeting legal obligations.

Presented at Lancaster House audio conference

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Arthritis Advice: Workplace health & wellness

In this Arthritis Advice video, Arthritis Society-funded researcher Dr. Arif Jetha, a scientist at the Institute for Work & Health and a member of the ACED research team, suggests things workers with arthritis can do to help manage the impact of their arthritis at work.

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WDPI conference—What workplace parties are saying about the challenges of accommodating episodic disabilities

ACED project director Dr. Monique Gignac shares the methods and early findings of the first phase of ACED, which involved talking to workplace parties about the key issues and challenges in supporting workers with chronic, episodic conditions, and how communication processes within a workplace facilitate or prevent disability prevention and support efforts.

Presented at Work Disability Prevention and Integration Conference

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IWH Speaker Series—Challenges of accommodating episodic conditions: What workplace parties are saying

In this presentation Dr. Monique Gignac, ACED project director describes early findings from a ACED study examining organizational perspectives on implementing work disability prevention and management practices, as well as key issues in supporting workers with chronic, episodic conditions. 

Presented at IWH Speaker Series

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Keeping the boom(ers) in the labour market: Can existing workplace policies and accommodations make a difference?

Understanding accommodation use is critical for employers who want to retain older workers and who desire information about the potential value of current workplace practices. In this talk, ACED project director Dr. Monique Gignac discusses research on accommodation needs, accommodation use and employment outcomes among Canadian workers aged 50-67 years who are living with arthritis and/or diabetes and how they compare to workers with no chronic conditions.

Presented at WWDPI Webinars

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Supporting workers with arthritis through job accommodations

In this video, ACED project director Dr. Monique Gignac, a senior scientist and scientific co-director at the Institute for Work & Health, shares findings from an earlier study on the use of, and outcomes associated with the use of, workplace supports among workers with arthritis.

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Different but equal: Workforce participation of people with episodic disabilities

In this presentation, ACED partner member Tammy Yates, now executive director of Realize (formerly known as the Canadian Working Group on HIV and Rehabilitation), talks about the barriers to full workforce participation by those living with episodic disabilities and what needs to be done to address them.

Presented at IWH Speaker Series