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Supporting MS in the Workplace: Helping Canadians Obtain and Maintain Employment

The Conference Board of Canada, June 26, 2018 at 02:00 PM EDT
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Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease of the central nervous system that has a noticeable and prolonged impact on someone’s ability to obtain and maintain employment, as well as earn adequate income. Although the current EI sickness benefit program applies to people who are unable to work due to illness, it has been challenged as being inaccessible for those living with MS or other episodic disabilities.

Recently, The Conference Board of Canada released Multiple Sclerosis in the Workplace: Making the Case for Enhancing Employment and Income Supports, a report examining alternative policy options to better support Canadians living with MS to remain in, or re-enter the workforce.

Webinar Highlights

Join report authors, Thy Dinh and Alexandru Dobrescu, for a 60-minute webinar in which they will present detailed findings from their report, including:

  • How the expansion of the EI sickness benefit program will better support Canadians with MS to remain or re-enter the workforce;
  • A refundable tax credit for Canadians with disabilities that will help offset their increased cost of living;
  • The economic benefits of increased labour force participation by individuals with disabilities.

About Alexandru

Photo of Alexandru DobrescuAlexandru Dobrescu is a Research Associate/Analyst for the Canadian Alliance for Sustainable Health Care (CASHC). He provides research support and quantitative analysis to CASHC projects. Before joining the Board, Alexandru worked with a health care start-up creating technology-based smoking cessation tools capable of compiling datasets on smoking behaviour. Alexandru obtained a M.A. in economics from McGill University, where his graduate research focussed on the relationship between the consumption of alcoholic beverages and fluctuations in economic cycles.

About Thy

Photo of Thy DinhDr. Thy Dinh is the Director of Health Economics and Policy at the Conference Board. The majority of her research falls under the Canadian Alliance for Sustainable Health Care (CASHC). At the Conference Board, Thy has led the research on the health and economic impact of interprofessional primary care teams, the health economics of healthy active living, and the return-on-investment of expanded pharmacy services. Thy has a Master of Science degree in Epidemiology from Queen’s University and a PhD in Population Health from the University of Ottawa.

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