17-Dec-2019 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - Eastern Standard Time

The business case for accommodating people with mental illness at work

Register by Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 10:59 a.m. (Eastern Time)

Presenters: Rebecca Gewurtz and Emile Tompa

Developing the business case to support the value of inclusion can help occupational therapists working with employers identify the costs, benefits and potential strategies to improve their capacity to hire and retain diverse workers, including people with mental illness.

This webinar will share case studies incorporating qualitative and economic data from interviews with accommodated workers, coworkers, supervisors/managers in five Canadian organizations focused on accommodating and supporting workers with mental illness. These cases will highlight the costs and benefits of accommodating workers with mental illness, as well low-cost strategies that can help organizations better meet the needs of diverse workers.

After taking part in this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the costs and benefits of accommodating and supporting workers with mental illness.

  2. Identify low cost strategies to increase inclusion of diverse workers within the workplaces.

  3. Identify opportunities for occupational therapists to facilitate improvements in workplace policies, programs and practices to increase employer capacity for hiring and accommodating diverse workers.
Intermediate (3-5 years of experience in this specific practice area)
Areas of practice
Mental health, Vocational rehabilitation

Client age groups

Adults (18-64 years old)

Registration fees

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Individual registration (for one individual person): $50 for CAOT members / $95 for non-members (plus applicable taxes)

Group registration (for groups of up to 25 people, participating from up to 3 sites/computers): $250 for CAOT members / $475 for non-members (plus applicable taxes)

Cancellation/refund policy

All cancellation/refund requests must be sent in writing to education@caot.ca. Cancellation requests received prior to the registration deadline will be given a 50% refund. CAOT will not provide a refund after the registration deadline. If you are unable to attend the Webinar live, all webinars are recorded and registrants receive access to the recording following the Webinar.

CAOT reserves the right to cancel or modify all events. If a Practice Evidence Webinar is cancelled by CAOT, you will receive an adjustment on your bundle (if credits were used) or a full refund.

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