Seminar on preparation, access and job retention of people living with a disability.

The DEPPI, in collaboration with CIRRIS, is organizing a seminar on November 30, 2018, on preparation, access and job retention of people living with a disability.

This activity will take place at Université Laval, at local 2320 at the Desjardins Pavilion.

Catherine Mercier, Scientific Director of CIRRIS, and Jean Pierre Després, Director of Science and Innovation of Alliance Santé Québec, will welcome participants and speakers. This event will allow six teams of researchers to discuss their work related to employment and people living with a disability. Registration is free but required.

Click here to access the conference program.

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Charles Bellemare to present DEPPI as part of the Sustainable Health Entrepreneurship and Innovation Day

On November 15th at Université Laval, Charles Bellemare, Principal Investigator of DEPPI, will present the “Disability, Employment and Public Policy Initiative” research project as part of the Sustainable Health Entrepreneurship and Innovation Day, organised by Alliance santé Québec.

Mr. Bellemare will discuss the DEPPI project, having received the Alliance santé Québec seal for sustainable health brand projects.

He will appear alongside Justin Mallet, Director of Business Development for the Life Sciences Sector and Director of ACCORD at Québec International, and Jean-Pierre Després, Director of Science and Innovation at Alliance santé Québec.

The day aims to stimulate innovative ideas and raise awareness of entrepreneurship and innovation in response to societal needs for sustainable health. It will conclude with a showcase of regional tools and a series of mini-conferences on success stories and the different types of entrepreneurship and innovation in sustainable health.

The DEPPI recognized as a sustainable health project by Alliance santé Québec!

The DEPPI has received the sustainable health project seal by Alliance santé Québec!

Alliance santé Québec is a research network that aims to increase the research and innovation performance of the greater Quebec City area in the health and social services field and maximize its positive impact on the health and well-being of the population in a perspective of sustainable health. The seal aims to recognize projects that rely on interdisciplinary and partnerships to improve the care, health and overall well-being of the population.

The DEPPI aims to gain a better understanding of the integration, participation and retention of people with disabilities in the labor market. By giving it the seal, Alliance santé Québec recognizes the multidisciplinary strength of the project and its importance for improving the employability and well-being of people with disabilities.

The DEPPI and Alliance santé Québec will jointly plan outreach activities to highlight the results of the project as well as those of other brand projects receiving the same recognition.

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DEPPI’s work discussed live at Canal M!

Charles Bellemare, senior researcher at DEPPI, was the guest of Canal M to talk about the study on discrimination in hiring persons with physical limitations.

Canal M is the Vue et Voix radio, a non-profit organization that produces audio books for people with visual, motor and learning limitations, as well as health and lifestyle radio programs.

Click here to listen to the interview (in French).

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The DEPPI in SPHERE’s newsletter!

The SPHERE organization devoted an article in its newsletter to the results of the DEPPI study on discrimination in hiring persons with disabilities.

SPHERE (Support for People with a Handicap Exploring the Road to Employment) is one of the major pan-Canadian non-profit organizations whose mission is to foster labour market integration of people in a professional disability situation, as a result of a particular physical, mental or intellectual condition.

To read the article: click here.

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DEPPI’s results presented in Germany!​

Charles Bellemare, senior researcher, presented the work of the DEPPI at a conference in the city of Ohlstadt, Germany. The subject of the conference was Natural Experiments and Controlled Field Studies. Charles Bellemare presented the results of the study on hiring discrimination against people with physical limitations.


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The DEPPI meets Société Inclusive!

Charles Bellemare (senior researcher) and Laure Sebrier (project manager) were invited by Société Inclusive on June 5th to a meeting on the theme: “Emploi et vie active des personnes handicapées, quelles sont les principales préoccupations, défis actuels et besoins?​”. This meeting was an opportunity to present the project DEPPI to field workers and discuss the reality of employment of people with disabilities.

To learn more about Société Inclusive (in French): click here.

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The DEPPI project receives a grant of nearly $ 1.6 million!

As part of Healthy and Productive Work initiative, a joint initiative of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), the DEPPI, has just received a total grant of $ 1,593,315 ($ 514,260 from SSHRC, $ 629,634 from CIHR, $ 449,421 from project partners). This grant is for a period of 5 years.

This project, under the supervision of Charles Bellemare, professor in the Department of Economics, brings together 11 researchers from different universities: Clermont Dionne, Marion Goussé, Bertrand Achou, Lacroix Guy, Sabine Kröger (Université Laval); Louise Duchesne (Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières); Marie Laberge (Université de Montreal); Ann Beaton, Charles Gaucher (Université de Moncton); Sylvain Letscher (Université du Québec à Rimouski) and Normand Boucher (Interdisciplinary Center for Research in Rehabilitation and Social Integration).

The DEPPI relies on the participation of various partners who contribute to the development of projects and who actively participate in the financing, namely: the alliance des centres-conseils en emploi (AXTRA), the Center for Interuniversity Research and Analysis of Organizations (CIRANO), Groupe TAQ, HEC Montréal, the Ministère du travail, de l’emploi et de la solidarité sociale (MTESS), the Regroupement des organismes spécialisés pour l’emploi des personnes handicapées (ROSEPH) and Société Logique.

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The DEPPI’s work in PARAQUAD magazine!

The study conducted by Marie Gagnon, Véronique Garcia and Normand Boucher (members of the DEPPI) on the perception of people with disabilities with regard to support for job search has been covered in an article in Paraquad, the magazine of Moelle épinière et motricité Québec.

The article is available here (in French) or in issue 141 of Paraquad (Spring 2018).

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