Canadian Injured Workers Alliance
|Founded||August 1, 1990|
|Focus||Workers' compensation, Occupational rehabilitation|
|Leonard J. Crawford, President
Bill Chedore, National Coordinator
Steve Mantis, co-founder
Wolfgang Zimmermann, co-founder
The Canadian Injured Workers Alliance (CIWA) is a Canadian charity and advocacy organization for injured workers and occupational rehabilitation. 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 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. The conference passed a resolution to form a national organization representing a national network of injured worker organizations, ultimately to become CIWA.
- "A history of CIWA". Canadian Injured Workers Alliance. September 2011. Retrieved September 10, 2011.
- "Contact CIWA". Canadian Injured Workers Alliance. Retrieved September 10, 2011.
- "CIWA Board of Directors". Canadian Injured Workers Alliance. Retrieved September 10, 2011.
- "About CIWA". Canadian Injured Workers Alliance. Retrieved September 10, 2011.
- A History of CIWA http://www.ciwa.ca/content/history-ciwa