March of Dimes Canada is a national community-based rehabilitation charitable organization whose mission is to create a society inclusive of people with disabilities; and maximize the independence, personal empowerment and community participation of people with physical disabilities. Since its inception in 1951, MODC has been providing solutions through service advocacy and research to build equal opportunity, self-sufficiency, dignity and quality of life for individuals. In keeping with its commitment to excellence and quality services, MODC has recently formed the Training Institute to offer their expertise and experience in building leadership capacity and enhancing employee skills that help achieve organizational goals.
The Pacific Coast University for Workplace Health Sciences (PCU-WHS) is a statutory, not-for-profit, post-secondary degree granting education and research institution for the special purpose of creating and disseminating new knowledge including applied research in the fields of workplace safety, health promotion, return to work and disability management, comprehensive rehabilitation and disability leadership studies. It is committed to excellence in teaching and research, scholarship, and service to the broader community.
The National Institute of Disability Management and Research, founded in 1994, is an internationally recognized organization committed to reducing the human, social and economic costs of disability, which international research has proven is the most effective way of restoring and maintaining workers’ abilities while reducing the cost of disability for workers, employers, government, and insurance. NIDMAR’s success is the result of collaborative initiatives undertaken by leaders in labour, business, government, education, insurance and rehabilitation.
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