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People with episodic disabilities in Canada: Who are they and what supports do they need to obtain and retain employment?

The research study entitled, Episodic Disabilities in Canada – People with episodic disabilities in Canada: Who are they and what supports do they need to obtain and retain employment?,  provides important analysis and research to assist people with episodic disabilities in pursuing human rights applications.

The full paper is available here (link).

As discussed in the paper, many people who have certain types of health conditions (e.g. multiple sclerosis, bipolar disorder, HIV or arthritis) have unpredictable episodes of illness followed by periods of wellness. The episodes of illness often result in intermittent work capacity. This research highlights the need to better understand the employment trajectories of persons with episodic disabilities, as well as their interactions with various income support programs over time.

The research team was comprised of Adele Furrie, Rebecca Gewurtz, Wendy Porch, Cameron Crawford, Maureen Haan, and John Stapleton, and was completed through funding from the Centre for Research on Work Disability Policy (CRWDP).

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