Over the last few days, our first research results, dealing with discrimination against people with physical limitations, have been the subject of an exceptional media coverage!
Our study, conducted within the Quebec City and Montreal regions, shows that mentioning a physical disability on an application reduces the probability of being called back for a job interview by half. This media interest demonstrates the importance of this issue for Quebec and Canada.
Below is a list of articles, reports and interviews:
Article by Radio Canada with the interview of Mr. Bellemare, researcher at DEPPI (in French): click here
The DEPPI team is very pleased to announce its new partnership with Groupe TAQ. Groupe TAQ is an adapted company based in Québec, whose mission is to achieve the social and professional integration of people with limitations. Groupe TAQ employs more than 250 people, 70% of whom live with functional limitations.
Groupe TAQ will be a valuable partner for the DEPPI team in the research project on the integration, participation and retention of people with disabilities.
We invite you to learn more about Groupe TAQ (in French): click here.
Bertrand Achou, Charles Bellemare, Normand Boucher and Marion Goussé, received a REPAR grant for a pilot project. The purpose of the project is to develop a Survey to determine what factors might help home care services to better meet the needs of people with desabilities and their caregivers.
On March 28 and 29, Sabine Kröger, a professor in the Department of Economics at Université Laval and a member of the DEPPI project, participated in the Policy Community Conference in Ottawa. Ms. Kröger was a invited speaker on the subject of experimental economics in the context of public policy.
To learn more about the Policy Community Conference: Conference.
On March 23 and 24, DEPPI participated in the Healthy and Productive Work Strengthening Workshop jointly organized by SSHRC-CIHR in Gatineau. This workshop brought together representatives of all projects financed in the Partnership Development Phase of the initiative.
We invite you to learn more about the Health and Productivity Work initiative: HPWI.
On Friday, February 17, 2017, Ms Véronique Manseau presented the results of her Master’s thesis at the Journée d’économie appliquée, organized at the Department of Economics at Université Laval. Her research paper, produced as part of the DEPPI research project, dealt with the study of discrimination against persons with disabilities in the Quebec City and Montreal regions.
The DEPPI project team congratulates her on her presentation!
Sabine Kröger, professor at the economics department of Laval University and member of DEPPI, presented the DEPPI research project at the Ministry of Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) on January 26.
We invite you to take a look at the work of ESDC at the following address: ESDC.
The DEPPI website is now an accessible website for persons with disabilities. From now on it is possible to enlarge or reduce the font size, to change the color of the webpage and the font, to underline or highlight the links and to download the text from a webpage or an article of our website in RTF format.
Those modifications of our website follows the recommendations of the organization AlterGo.
We invite you to take a look at the work of AlterGO at the following address: AlterGo.
On December first, Sabine Kröger, professor in the department of Economics at Laval University and member of the DEPPI research project, participated in a roundtable on a new planned accessibility legislation. The purpose of this new planned legislation is to promote equality of opportunity and, at the same time, increase the inclusion of Canadians who have disabilities.
The roundtable of December first was chaired by the Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities Carla Qualtrough. There were also several representatives from both levels of government, representatives of non-profit organizations and researchers. This roundtable was about the cultural aspect of the new planned legislation.