TORONTO, July 26, 2017
March of Dimes Canada (MODC) is pleased to announce a partnership agreement with the National Institute of Disability Management and Research (NIDMAR) and Pacific Coast University for Workplace Health Sciences (PCU-WHS) that will offer educational opportunities in the field of Disability Management / Return to Work for MODC’s management staff and client base through its newly-established Training Institute.
This collaborative learning opportunity will provide community leaders and managers with relevant tools and knowledge to effectively manage health-related absenteeism, and implement disability prevention and management programs. It is believed that such collaboration will bring together increased workplace job retention and integration for individuals who have suffered a disabling impairment, regardless of causation. Also, the enhanced knowledge will lead to an increased acceptance of persons with disabilities and their successful reintegration in Canadian workplaces.
By partnering with PCU-WHS and NIDMAR, MODC affirms its commitment to achieving their shared vision and mission of accessibility and inclusivity for all members of society.
“Our partnership with PCU-WHS and NIDMAR is only the beginning of more meaningful collaborations. We believe that the provision of appropriate policies and educational programs using PCU-WHS and NIDMAR’s best practice course delivery methodologies will enhance our leadership knowledge and skill set in effectively implementing disability management and return to work programs. Our collective work will reinforce our mandate to promote healthy, accessible and inclusive workplace culture that is essential to any organization’s continued success,” said MODC’s Chief Administrative Officer Chris Harrison.