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.
Alexandru 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.
Dr. 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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