The first CERIC-sponsored Career Development Mini-Forum will examine how to support the growing number of Canadian workers living with chronic illness in a workshop on April 27 in Toronto, presented by the Association of Career Professionals International (ACPI).

For the first time in history, chronic illness has overtaken acute disease as the major health problem across Canada and around the world: 1 in 3 working-aged Canadians suffer from at least one chronic condition with the number expected to rise as the workforce ages.

In this workshop, The Facts, Fiction & Feasibility: Supporting Individuals with Chronic Illness, participants will:

  • Learn about the unique challenges and needs of workers with chronic illness and the effects they have on the bottom line
  • Create an action plan to help clients or employees who face engagement challenges due to chronic health conditions
  • Create the business case for accommodation and flexibility as a means to improve the engagement and productivity of these workers

The presenter is Jason Reid, founder of the coaching and consulting firm Sick with Success® and a thought leader in the field of chronic illness and productivity. All workshop participants receive a copy of his new book, Thriving in the Age of Chronic Illness.

Costs for the half-day workshop are: ACPI Members: $100; Non-Members: $135; Students: $75. Register today!

Watch for future CERIC Mini-Forums to be announced with a range of national and regional partners on the latest topics in career development.