Why is the WDA Grant Scholarship important?

  • This Scholarship program is designed to:
  • Significantly increase availability of Disability Management Professionals for both the WorkSafeBC internal workforce as well as other British Columbia employers.
  • Support a key public relations strategy to build enhanced recognition of the importance of effective Return to Work programs and the priority of maintaining employment for disabled workers.
  • Reduce the unacceptable poverty rate of people with disabilities.
  • Improve socio-economic outcomes for disabled workers, employers, and society at large through greater professionalization of those working in the Return to Work / Disability Management field.