Canadian Injured Workers Alliance

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Canadian Injured Workers Alliance
CIWA-logo.png
Founded August 1, 1990; 23 years ago (1990-08-01)[1]
Headquarters
Key people Leonard J. Crawford, President
Bill Chedore, National Coordinator
[3]
Steve Mantis, co-founder
Wolfgang Zimmermann, co-founder
Area served Canada
Focus(es) Workers' compensation, Occupational rehabilitation
Website www.ciwa.ca

The Canadian Injured Workers Alliance (CIWA) is a Canadian charity and advocacy organization for injured workers and occupational rehabilitation.[4] Active in providing training, educational resources, and advocacy both federally and provincially, it is based on a national network of injured workers groups whose aim is to support injured workers and improve the occupational health and safety of workers across Canada. CIWA's stated objectives[4] include:

  • improving the occupational health and safety of workers in Canada.
  • working towards a just system of compensation, rehabilitation and re-employment in all provinces and territories of Canada.
  • providing a national forum for debating issues of concern to injured workers and their organizations at national conferences and at national board workshops.
  • gathering and share information with groups and individuals across Canada.

The organization was founded in 1990 by Steve Mantis and other injured workers advocates including Wolfgang Zimmermann, after they organized a "National Conference on Re-Employment of Injured Workers" in Ottawa in June 1990.[5] The conference passed a resolution to form a national organization representing a national network of injured worker organizations, ultimately to become CIWA.

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  1. ^ "A history of CIWA". Canadian Injured Workers Alliance. September 2011. Retrieved September 10, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Contact CIWA". Canadian Injured Workers Alliance. Retrieved September 10, 2011. 
  3. ^ "CIWA Board of Directors". Canadian Injured Workers Alliance. Retrieved September 10, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "About CIWA". Canadian Injured Workers Alliance. Retrieved September 10, 2011. 
  5. ^ A History of CIWA http://www.ciwa.ca/content/history-ciwa

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