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 conference in 2021

The 11th Conference of the Canadian Association for Research on Work and Health will take place in 2021 in Newfoundland. Further details will be issued shortly.

New Board for 2019-2020

A new Board of directors, now including 15 members, was appointed at the 2019 AGM. Please see here the list of the members of the Board.

Board Members, 2019-2020

  • President: Stephanie Premji
  • Vice-president and Secretary: Kathryn Sinden
  • Past-President: Catherine Trask
  • Treasurer: Hugh Davies
  • Trainee Representative: Xiaoke Zeng
  • Member-at-large:
  • Basak Yanar
  • Amy Hall
  • Arif Jetta
  • Cheryl Peters
  • Julia Goyal
  • Alison Palmer
  • Thomas Tenkate
  • Elena Laroche
  • Melanie Lefrancois

Advocacy letter to PM Trudeau on research on asbestos

CARWH president Catherine Trask recently sent a letter to PM Trudeau on behalf of the CARWH Board of directors to propose the establishment of a concerted Federal-Provincial-Territorial research program towards the mitigation of health and economic impacts of occupational and environmental exposure to asbestos and elongated mineral particles in Canada. You can read that letter here. The letter was also sent to CIHR Institute of Population & Public Health Director Dr. Steven Hoffman and the Canadian Environmental Law Association.

Current bylaws

Please note that the current bylaws have been updated under the Bylaws tab to the right.

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