During the recently concluded IFDM 2016 in Kuala Lumpur, an historic signing took place between the Social Security Organization of Malaysia, SOCSO/PERKESO, and the National Institute of Disability Management and Research (NIDMAR) which allows SOCSO, through a formal license agreement, to offer and administer the professional certification examinations for the designations of Certified Disability Management Professional (CDMP) and Certified Return to Work Coordinator (CRTWC) throughout a range of Southeast Asian nations currently not covered through individual license agreements. With these additional countries, this brings the number of countries now licensed to provide the professional CDMP and CRTWC designations to 26. Full story
A bulletin is attached highlighting the successful International Forum on Disability Management, IFDM 2016, that took place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, November 22-24, being the first IFDM to be hosted in that global region, and also being the largest IFDM held to date. Full story
Continue reading Conclusion of IFDM 2016 in Kuala Lumpur – Hello Vancouver for IFDM 2018
At the conclusion of IFDM 2016, a Joint Statement on Disability Management was released entitled “Disability Management 2030: Towards an Inclusive, Barrier-Free and Sustainable Society”. This Joint Statement can be read here:
IFDM 2016 Joint-Statement on Disability Management
Pacific Coast University for Workplace Health Sciences (PCU-WHS) is very pleased to announce three new appointments to its Board of Governors: Former Manitoba Premier and Canadian Ambassador to the United States Gary Doer, Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) National President Mark Hancock, and Special Advisor to the President and CEO and Vice President Workplace Health & Safety Services for the Ontario Workplace Safety & Insurance Board Steve Jackson. Here is more on their leadership expertise and how each of their notable professional backgrounds and passionate commitment to workplace health and safety will bring insightful perspective to our Board.
To view the official press release: New Board Appointments
High quality education leading to professional certification and increased job opportunities across Canada and around the world. Full story
New appointments have been made to the Board of Governors and Academic Council for Pacific Coast University for Workplace Health Sciences. For details, please refer to press release: New Board Appointments
The Pacific Coast University for Workplace Health Sciences (PCU-WHS) is pleased to announce that Ms. Jody Thomas, Commissioner of the Canadian Coast Guard has been appointed the Deputy Minister University Champion for PCU-WHS.
Recently the Canadian Prime Minister, the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, together with the Honourable MaryAnn Mihychuk, Minister of Employment, Workforce and Labour, announced that 77,000 jobs have been approved for funding under the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program this year.
PCU-WHS is most fortunate in that one of those jobs has been approved for the University and we are very pleased to introduce our summer student, Sarah, with this short release.
Ken Neumann, USW Canadian National Director was recently recognized for his leadership role in the establishment of the Pacific Coast University for Workplace Health Sciences. Please click on the following link to view the PCU-WHS newsletter.
The United Steelworkers endorsed a Resolution at its National Policy Conference re RTW / Disability Prevention Programs
The United Steelworkers (USW), the largest private sector union in North America with more than 225,000 members in Canada and more than 800,000 members continent-wide, endorsed a Resolution at its National Policy Conference on April 7 in Montreal, calling on the union to “recognize and support the value in pursuing meaningful, effective, confidential and joint workplace Return to Work / Disability Prevention Programs,” including full and equal participation by the union, the injured worker and medical caregivers during the return to work process with employers. The media release can be viewed at: