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This project is a collaboration between the Institute for Work & Health and the Occupational Cancer Research Centre at Ontario Health.
The Institute for Work & Health (IWH) is an independent, not-for-profit research organization based in Toronto, Canada. Established in 1990, the mission of IWH is to protect and improve the health and safety of working people by providing useful, relevant research in two key areas: preventing work-related injury and illness; and promoting recovery and work functioning following injury and illness. IWH is recognized provincially, nationally and internationally for its contributions to the fields of occupational health, work injury and disability prevention, and work-related population health.
The Occupational Cancer Research Centre (OCRC) at Ontario Health was established in Toronto, Canada in 2009 as an applied research centre for the study and prevention of cancers caused by work. It has three broad categories of research: surveillance to identify workers with the highest risk; epidemiologic research to better understand the occupational causes of cancer; and prevention research to identify the most effective interventions to reduce exposure. Because of its focus on exposure and prevention, the OCRC has gradually expanded its research portfolio beyond cancer to include a broad range of adverse health outcomes related to work.
This project has been made possible through funding from the Public Health Agency of Canada (2021-HQ-000092). The views expressed in this project website do not necessarily represent the views of the Public Health Agency of Canada.
The Occupational Disease Surveillance System (ODSS) project was initially funded by the Ontario Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development (#14-R-029) and the Public Health Agency of Canada (#1516-HQ-000066). Other ongoing activities related to the ODSS are funded by the Ontario Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development and the Ontario Ministry of Health.