IRSST - Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail

Links: Rehabilitation

  •  Ability Net
  •  Agefiph
  •  Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work ( CCRW )

    Presents the Council’s mission, which is to promote and support equitable employment for people with disabilities. Indicates the programs and services available for workers with disabilities and employers (for example, job accommodation service, skills training partnership, consulting service, etc.). Lists the companies and organizations that are partners of the Council.

  •  Canadian Injured Workers Alliance ( CIWA )
  •  Center for International Rehabilitation Research Information and Exchange ( CIRRIE )
  •  Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation and Social Integration ( CIRRIS )
  •  Cinergie
  •  CNAM. Chaire Handicap, travail et société. Laboratoire Brigitte Frybourg
  •  Cornell University - School of Industrial and Labor Relations

    Gives an overview of each of the university degrees offered by the institution from the undergraduate to the Ph.D. levels and the admission criteria for students interested in industrial relations. Describes the institutes that offer specialized programs and devotes one section to the description of the library, which contains more than 200,000 printed documents and an on-line catalogue. Presents the distance education possibilities and the alumni association.

  •  Disability Resource Directory. Rehabilitation and Recovery
  •  EnableLink
  •  Encyclopaedia of Occupational Health and Safety (4th Edition)
  •  Fédération nationale des accidentés du travail et des handicapés ( FNATH )

    Presents the claims actions taken with government departments, parliament, administrations and social organizations to defend the rights of people with disabilities. Offers a specialized service in the social and professional integration of people with disabilities and explains the aim of the FNATH national day. Works to improve the prospects of groups of the following people:

    • Real-life accident victims
    • Victims of work and road accidents, occupational diseases, natural or industrial catastrophes, medical or household accidents, aggression or acts of terrorism
    • Handicapped, disabled or sick people
  •  France. Institut fédératif de recherche sur le handicap ( IFR ) . Réseau fédératif sur la recherche sur le handicap
  •  Global Applied Disability Research and Information Network on employment and Training ( GLADNET )

    Brings together research centres, universities, enterprises, some government departments, trade unions and other organizations working for the good of people with disabilities to advance competitive employment and training opportunities. Encourages members to take part in the GLADMail discussion forum and list the members of the board of directors in different countries. Contains a database on the following subjects:

    • Definitions
    • Evaluation
    • Human rights
    • Legislation and policy
    • Research
    • Statistics
  •  HandiJobs

    Supports disabled people by informing them of their rights, by helping them find employment and by having their handicap recognized. Encourages employers to hired workers with disabilities and provides them with legal benchmarks to prevent the risk of layoff of an employee who has become unable to do his work in a company (or an employee already recognized as a disabled worker whose disability deteriorates). Lists testimonials by company managers who have had a good experience with this labour force and gives an overview of the employment situation for these workers in different regions of France.

  •  Handiplace
  •  Handipole
  •  HanDirect
  •  Information System on Vocational Rehabilitation ( REHADAT )

    Proposes a few German databases on professional rehabilitation of people with disabilities:

    • Technical aids (housekeeping, machines and tools adapted to disabled people, orthoses and prostheses, etc.)
    • Case studies (Cases of successful vocational integration for disabled people)
    • Literature (extracts from journals, publications, and experts’ reports, monographs on professional reintegration, etc.)
    • Research (ongoing and completed research projects and pilot projects)
    • Law (main laws and bylaws)
    • Addresses (self-help groups, barrier-free buildings, legal and medical advice, specialized travelling, manufacturers of technical aids, etc.)
    • Training (vocational training and retraining programs offered by institutions)
    • Workshops (products and services of sheltered workshops and workshops for the blind)
    • Seminars (national training and advanced training courses)
    • Media (films and videos presenting people with disabilities in their workplaces and in their everyday life).


  •  Institut de réadaptation de Montréal

    Explains the technological aids programs, whose purpose is to optimize the social integration of people with a physical disability and to bring together the services of experts in the creation of tools, mainly ortheses and prostheses to alleviate certain handicaps. Mentions the three major orientations of the research activities:

    • Sensory-motor functions and adaptation to the environment
    • Sensory and psychological functions and lifestyles
    • Care, services and programs in adaptation-rehabilitation


  •  Interactions : revue internationale et pluridisciplinaire de recherche sur les dysfonctions et les handicaps
  •  Job Accomodation Network ( JAN )

    Indicates the organization’s mandate, which consists of helping both employers, disabled workers, rehabilitation professionals and people affected by disability. Suggests a detailed list of resources relating to disabled people (statistics, transportation and trips, magazines and newsletters, recreational activities, legal resources, etc.) Devotes sections to private sector, federal government or state employers, and another to disabled workers.

  •  Le Centre de Réadaptation Professionnelle et Fonctionnelle de Nanteau sur Lunain

    Addresses the topics of functional rehabilitation, and orientation and evaluation phases that are used to achieve professional reintegration, qualifying training, placement assistance and actions undertaken in Europe and internationally. Provides access to online resources that are usable in compliance with the legislation. Devotes one section to employers to allow them to search CVs of future collaborators or to input job offers.

  •  Maison des sciences sociales du handicap
  •  National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder ( PTSD )
  •  National Center for the Dissemination of Disability Research ( NCDDR )

    Finances approximately 300 research projects and activities per year, whose priorities revolve around the Americans with Disabilities Act, technical and technological assistance programs, the independence of people with disabilities and their integration into society, etc. Provides a list by subject of all the publications produced by the NCDDR:

    • Brain injury
    • Substance abuse
    • Diversity and multiculturalism
    • Assistive technology
    • Information technology
    • Social marketing
    • Human subjects protection
    • etc.
  •  National Institute of Disability Management and Research ( NIDMAR )

    Contributes to the reduction of the human, social and economic costs of disability by education, training and research. Defines the objective of the return-to-work coordination program and identifies the fields in which expertise is necessary for good disability management (labour relations, application of legislation and compensation programs, communication and problem-solving, ethics and professional attitude, etc.). Explains the audit service offered to meet the need to obtain an immediate and precise evaluation of a work environment.

  •  National Rehabilitation Information Center ( NARIC )

    Describes the research fields in which each of the projects is carried out:

    • Employment
    • Health and function
    • Technology for access and function
    • Independent living and community integration
    • Associated disability research
    • Knowledge dissemination and utilization
    • Americans with Disabilities Act technical assistance
    • Capacity building for rehabilitation research and training
    • State technology assistance programs
  •  Rehabilitation Accreditation Commission ( CARF )

    Offers accreditation, consulting and education services as well as a selection of publications to help agencies offer quality programs and services. Explains how to choose a rehabilitation services provider and determines how to evaluate its quality based on different criteria. Describes the significance of accreditation and contains a database for tracing a US or Canadian supplier who has received CARF accreditation.

  •  Réseau provincial de recherche en adaptation-réadaptation ( REPAR )

    Focuses on research topics related to disabilities and handicap situations that may be musculoskeletal, neurological or sensory in nature in order to encourage research and collaboration between clinicians and university researchers. Provides access to the report of the annual general assembly of the members, and indicates how they can be reached. Explains the steps to be taken to obtain a grant.

  •  Return To Work matters
  •  Thémas - Travail et Handicap, Emploi et Maintien en Activité des Salariés
  •  Trauma & PTSD

    The Trauma and PTSD website is dedicated to the advancement of research in traumatic stress by providing a forum where young professionals from around the world can work together and share knowledge about trauma issues. This website is also devoted to the development of an international network linking together young and more advanced researchers in PTSD.

  •  Université de Sherbrooke – Programmes de 2e cycle en pratiques de la réadaptation