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:

2018 CARWH conference

The 10th Conference of the Canadian Association for Research on Work and Health will take place between October 21 and 23, 2018 in Vancouver.

Further details will be issued shortly but for now, please save the dates!

Conference information and updates will be available on the Conferences page.

New Board for 2016-2018

Welcome to our new President, Catherine Trask, from University of Saskatchewan, and to our new Vice-President, Stephanie Premji, from McMaster University.

We also wish to thank our previous president, Hugh Davies, who will serve as Past-President for the next two-year term.

A new Board of directors, now including 15 members, was appointed at the 2016 AGM in Toronto. Please see here the list of the members of the Board.

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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