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Fall 2019 (Volume 29, Number 3)

New Resources for Managing Arthritis at Work

By the Arthritis Society

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Many readers will be familiar with the online learning resources (arthritis.ca/support-education/online-learning) the Arthritis Society makes available to help your patients better understand and self-manage their condition and symptoms in between rheumatologist appointments.

We have recently added some new resources to our online library to help address another key aspect of living with arthritis: Arthritis and Work (arthritis.ca/support-education/arthritis-and-work). Advised by experts from the Institute of Work and Health and supported by the Ontario Ministry of Seniors and Accessibility’s EnAbling Change Program, our new resources include:

  • FOR EMPLOYEES: A video and podcast to help workers understand their rights and how to communicate their needs to their employers.
  • FOR EMPLOYERS: A PDF guide to Employment Standards, and accompanying video and podcast to help employers better understand their employees’ needs and recognize the benefits of accommodating those needs for their shared success.

These resources supplement our existing workplace tools such as our Arthritis and Work learning module, Joint Matters at Work checklists and more to keep your patients healthy and contributing to the success of their families and communities through productive work.

You can find our full suite of workplace resources at www.arthritis.ca/work. We encourage you to pass the link along to any of your patients who are of working age.

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The access code to enter this site can be found on page 4 of the most recent issue of The Journal of the Canadian Rheumatology Association (CRAJ) or at the top of the most recent CRAJ email blast you received. You can also obtain the access code by sending an email to CRAJwebmaster@sta.ca.

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