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Accommodation of persons with disabilities in the workplace brings to your organization the ability to manage and support your needs for recruitment, retention and continued global competitiveness.As an organization approximately 10% of your employees will have a illness, injury or disability each year. With growing needs to be globally competitive it is important to consider the workforce that you may have been overlooking; those with disabilities, injury or illness.
Nancy J. Gowan, B.H.Sc. (O.T.), O.T. Reg. (Ont.), CDMP
President, Gowan Health Consultants and Gowan Consulting
she is a registered Occupational Therapist and Certified Disability Management Professional with experience working in industrial rehabilitation, accommodation and stay at work planning. She is the owner of a national health and disability management company offering support across Canada and now into the US. Over the past 30 years, she has worked in partnership with employers, employees and unions to develop customized strategies that improve employee success and productivity. She has presented at national and international forums on accommodation and disability management and regularly contributes to disability management education through workshops and training programs as well as online newsletters.
Among her many publications, dating back to 1990, Nancy coauthored a chapter on “Ergonomics in Disability Management” in Ergonomics for Therapists, 3rd edition, 2007. She has written the “Human Resource Managers Guide to Managing Disability in the Workplace” with Carswell, Thomson Reuter’s first edition published in 2010 and second edition published in 2016.