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June 16, 2021 1:04 PM

CISWP launches new work-from-home webinar series

The Canadian Institute for Safety, Wellness & Performance (CISWP), hosted at Conestoga College, has launched a work-from-home (WFH) webinar series for stakeholders across Canada to learn about the recent applied research conducted by CISWP scientists and research collaborators.  

According to Dr. Amin Yazdani, CISWP director, understanding the effects that WFH arrangements have on the mental and physical wellbeing of employees, as well its impact on employee and organizational productivity and performance, is essential to sustaining a healthy and effective workforce. This work is particularly important as organizations continue to shift to WFH arrangements in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The knowledge generated through this research should be readily accessible, available and applicable to knowledge users to apply in practice, planning and policy-making,” said Yazdani. “Our aim is to help organizations recognize the challenges of WFH arrangements and provide guidance on evidence-informed strategies to protect workers’ health and well-being while improving their productivity and performance. In this webinar series CISWP researchers will share the results of our two large applied research studies.”

CISWP launched a national survey last fall to investigate the impact of WFH on the physical and mental health of Canadians and is currently conducting a follow-up study with hundreds of participants.

CISWP has also received research funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) as part of the Knowledge Synthesis Grant Competition on Work and Skills in the Digital Economy to expand knowledge on the impact of WFH arrangements on personal and organizational performance and productivity.

These complimentary webinars are available to audiences from all sectors and will be hosted remotely through the Zoom webinar platform. All sessions will run from 12-1 p.m. EST.

  • Working in the work-from-home era: An initial glance at how Canadians are doing, June 28, register online
  • Working in the work-from-home era: Impacts on personal and organizational productivity and performance, July 26, register online
  • Working in the work-from-home era: Investigating physical health and pain/discomfort in the home office, Septeber 27,  register online
  • Working in the work-from-home era: Understanding its effect on employee mental health, October 25, register online
  • Working in the work-from-home era: Navigating work-life balance, November 22, register online

The Canadian Institute for Safety, Wellness & Performance works to improve the safety, wellness, and performance of the Canadian labour force by generating knowledge, transferring research to practice, and strengthening workforce development - all in collaboration with stakeholders. 

For more information, contact or Dr. Amin Yazdani at