2009 Symposium on the Consequences of Work Injury

The Research Action Alliance on the Consequences of Work Injury (RAACWI) hosted a Symposium on the Consequences of Work Injury on Friday May 22, 2009 at Oakham Lounge, Ryerson University.

The RAACWI May 22nd Symposium brought together initiative partners, policy makers, researchers and members of the injured worker community to hear about our preliminary research findings. There was lots of discussion on work injury issues and sharing of information. Approximately 75 guests attended the event. An outline of the agenda for the day with links to some of the presentations is found below.

Agenda (8:00 am to 4:30 pm)

8:00 - 9:00

9:00 - 12:00






12:00 - 1:00

1:00 - 4:30

Registration and Continental Breakfast

Welcome and Overview of RAACWI

WSIB Stigma Initiative

Research to Action: Red Flags/Green Lights Project

Applied Research: The Front Line Study

Table Talk/Breakout Session: How to translate research to action?

Injured workers speak about their experiences: Panel questions and answers

Lunch: Opportunity to share with policy makers, partners, researchers & injured worker community

Three research abstracts

1) Concepts of Compensation

2) The Impact of Work Injury on Marital Break-up

3) The RAACWI Injured Worker Survey

Skit on the Meredith Principles

Discussion on Skit & Gems from the Day

Comments from the Minister

Closing Comments


Emile Tompa & Steve Mantis

Jill Hutcheon: President, WSIB

Ellen MacEachen: Institute for Work & Health

Joan Eakin: University of Toronto





Marion Endicott: Injured Workers' Consultants

Emile Tompa: Institute for Work & Health

Peri Ballantyne: Trent University



Hon. Peter Fonseca: Minister of Labour

Steve Mantis & Emile Tompa: RAACWI Leads