James Cameron presents on Disability in the Workplace

On January 30, 2015, James Cameron and RavenLaw articling student Daniel Tucker-Simmons gave a presentation to Health Canada employees on the challenges of facilitating a successful return to work for employees off on disability leave.

The presentation, entitled “Navigating the Return to Work: Disability Deserves Dignity”, charted a roadmap for both managers and employees, beginning with the legal framework governing the duty to accommodate employees with disabilities, through to the process of accommodation itself. Focusing on the topic of mental disability, the talk concluded with a discussion on the necessity of destigmatizing mental disability in order to better welcome returning workers into a supportive workplace.

At the request of Health Canada, the presentation was organized by REACH, a nonprofit organization that advocates for equality for persons with disabilities.