Goals

Goals of the Organization:

The Association's specific goals fall into three general categories:

  1. to advocate for occupational health research in Canada
  2. to represent the community of occupational health researchers
  3. to facilitate collegial, scholarly links among occupational health researchers
Goal: to advocate for occupational health research in Canada
  • to increase the profile of occupational health research in the eyes of funding organizations, government ministries, and other agencies
  • to increase awareness of the importance of research among 'stakeholders' and the public
  • to facilitate transfer of research knowledge to users
  • to advocate for policies that facilitate occupational health research (e.g., regarding access to workplaces, privacy legislation, etc.)
  • to develop, and advocate for, specific research programs and resources, especially those that would benefit from national initiatives (e.g., multi-centre studies, national hazard or disease surveillance programs), whether or not related to compensation
  • to advocate for prevention and rehabilitation activities (nationally and provincially)
Goal: to represent the community of occupational health researchers
  • to advocate for resources and support needed to train, attract, and retain researchers in the field
  • to facilitate interactions with relevant CIHR institutes and represent occupational health to CIHR Institutes
  • to facilitate interprovincial and international collaborations
  • to facilitate communication between researchers and policy makers, practitioners, professional associations, and workplace parties
Goal: to facilitate collegial and scholarly links among occupational health researchers
  • to facilitate communication and collaboration among Canadian occupational health researchers
  • to provide a forum for scholarly and collegial contact among researchers

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