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Canadians with chronic illnesses need more flexible workplace rules

“Under Canada’s Employment Insurance System, these workers need to make a choice: to be either “in” the workforce, or “out” of the workforce. There are no provisions for half-time, part-time or episodic or cyclical reductions in workforce participation. As well, there is a lack of flexibility in other income support systems.” This article outlines the need for more flexible workplaces for Canadians living with chronic and/or episodic illnesses and discusses some much needed changes to the system.

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This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Social Development Partnerships Program – Disability component.

Realize (formerly CWGHR) also acknowledges the financial support of the Public Health Agency of Canada.
The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the views of the Public Health Agency of Canada