Canadian Association for Research on Work and Health


The Canadian Association for Research on Work and Health (CARWH) is a non-profit association of Canadian researchers.

Our Mission: To enhance and promote research on work health, safety, and well being in Canada and to advocate for research on how work and work environments can be altered to improve health, safety, and wellness among Canadians.

News & Announcements:

CARWH Annual General Meeting

The CARWH Annual General Meeting, taking place October 21, 2014 in Saskatoon.

Please review these related documents:

SHARP Abstract Submission Deadline has been extended to April 24

Karen Messing speaks on her new book Pain and Prejudice

CARWH sends a letter to the federal Ministry of Labour

In December 2013, CARWH sent a detailed letter to the federal Ministry of Labour commenting on the proposed changes to the Canadian Labour Code occupational health and safety provisions in Bill C-4. The letter arose out of a request to the board from the membership at the November Annual General Meeting. CARWH is concerned about the more than one million federal employees and thousands of businesses in Canada who will be affected by these provisions that we see as weakening protection of workers from hazardous workplace health exposures. Please see here for the full letter.

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October 19 22
Saskatoon, SK

The 2014 CARWH Conference will take place in conjunction with the Canadian Centre for Health and Safety in Agriculture and the Canadian Rural Health Society’s 7th International Symposium Safety and Health in Agricultural Rural Populations: Global Perspectives (SHARP).

The meetings will take place in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan between Oct. 19 and 22, 2014 in the Delta Bessborough Hotel & the Sheraton Cavalier Hotel.

As with previous CARWH conferences, there will be a student day organized by CARWH prior to the main conference.

CARWH sessions will take place on October 20 & 21. The CARWH Student Day will be October 19.  CARWH early registration fees are $500 (with an early student rate of $250). Abstracts are due by April 2, 2014. CARWH members who are interested in the full four day conference program have the option of registering for the full conference.

Please visit the conference website for more details:

Several CARWH Board members are helping to organise this Conference. Kay Teschke (UBC) sits on the Conference Planning Committee. France Labrèche (Montreal U), Nicole Powers (Memorial U), and Susan Stock (INSPQ) sit on the Scientific Committee.

The overall theme of the symposium is “Safety & Health in Agricultural & Rural Populations”. Please note that abstracts are not limited to this theme. The CARWH part of the symposium welcomes abstracts on ALL work and health topics. We hope to see a wide range of topics discussed. 

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