Scholarship Opportunities for Canadian Residents through Special Federal Initiative

This Scholarship opportunity is for Canadian Residents located outside of BC and is funded by the Government of Canada’s Sectoral Initiatives Program. The Bachelor of Disability Management (BDM) is a degree with an applied focus. Applicants must be Canadian Residents who have completed a 2-year diploma or other relevant education prerequisites which provide 60 credits in a range of disciplines. Application deadline is June 15, 2022. For details regarding this opportunity please go to: Scholarship Opportunities for Canadian Residents 

PCU-WHS Announces Appointment of Registrar and Director of Continuing Education and Student Services

 

PCU-WHS is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Bryce Casavant as Registrar and Director of Continuing Education and Student Services. For the last several years, he has been a sessional instructor for PCU-WHS delivering both academic as well as continuing education courses. He brings a wealth of previous experience with him to this position. Please click on the link below to view the newsletter announcement.

PCU-WHS Newsletter Vol 9 Issue 34 January 2022 Appointment of Bryce Casavant

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

“I urge all countries to fully implement the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, increase accessibility, and dismantle legal, social, economic and other barriers with the active involvement of persons with disabilities and their representative organizations.”

– António Guterres, Secretary General, United Nations

NIDMAR’s goal is to stop the Disability–Poverty cycle through effective Return to Work programs to ensure continued Employment for people with mental or physical health impairments.

CDMP Awards in Scotland 2021


In 2016, the Scottish government committed to increase the employment opportunities for people with disabilities. One of the methods chosen to address the employment gap was the training of 300 individuals to become Certified Disability Management Professionals (CDMPs) to serve the country’s public and private sectors dedicated to maintaining meaningful employment for workers with long-term health conditions, injuries, or disabilities.

To read more on the success achieved to date, please click on the following link to the Communique.

IDMSC Communique Vol15 No 46 CDMP Awards in Scotland 2021

Congratulations to Bachelor of Disability Management Class of 2021!


We were so proud to celebrate, on Friday Oct 22, our 2021 Bachelor of Disability Management Program graduates with our online graduation celebration! Such an inspiring group of students! We would like to thank our valedictorian Ashley Anna O’Neill who shared her inspiring words with us. We would also like to thank our amazing speakers, Sari Sairanen, Dean Winsor, Susan Patrick, Trevor Alexander, and Wolfgang Zimmermann. Special thanks to MP Gord Johns for his support and contribution and of course our Chancellor, the Hon. Wayne G. Wouters, OC, PC for his graduation address.

Here is to the class of 2021!

Watch the graduation ceremony here:

 

 

SOCSO’s Regional Return to Work Symposium – DIGIMOS 2021


SOCSO’s Regional RTW DIGIMOS Symposium 2021 took place September 6 and 7, 2021. It aimed to attract participants from diverse levels and professional backgrounds from Southeast Asian countries, and with the goal of helping to reinvigorate Malaysia’s labor industry by sharing information and best practices for recovering from the pandemic.

The theme of this year’s RTW DIGIMOS Symposium was “Navigating Disability Management through the New Normal: Return to Work Process-Re-Engineering”.

The IDMSC contributed a presentation highlighting the international standards as well as an initiative currently taking place in British Columbia, Canada under a government grant entitled “Building a Culture of Accommodation in the Workplace. This presentation is featured in the video and begins with introductions around the 42:00 minute mark.

The full video can be seen at:
https://fb.watch/7Tj1ubttAp

Learn More:

https://www.perkeso.gov.my/en/digimos-symposiom-2021.html

https://digimosrtw2021.perkeso.gov.my/

 

Graduation Event for New CDMPs Held in Scotland


An event took place during the last week of August in Scotland to present the certificates to the individuals who passed the CDMP professional certification examinations that took place at the end of May 2021. Dr. Norma Clark, Project Manager for the Scottish Government attended along with Graham Halsey who acted as MC for the event.