Disability, Employment, and Public Policies​ Initiative (DEPPI)

Disability, Employment, and Public Policies​ Initiative (DEPPI)

DEPPI launches the second phase of its research partnership

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On September 21, 2018, researchers and partners on the “Disability, Employment and Public Policy Initiative” came together to celebrate the second phase of the project being funded.

Under the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) joint health and work productivity initiative, the Disability, Employment and Public Policy Initiative was awarded a five-year grant of $1,593,315 ($514,260 from the CIHR, $629,634 from the SSHRC, and $449,421 from the project partners).

During the launch of the second phase, Charles Bellemare explained the different project dimensions and objectives. The executive committee, responsible for the intellectual leadership of the partnership unanimously approved the research and dissemination agenda for the project’s first year (2018-2019).

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

DEPPI relies on the participation of various partners who contribute to project development and actively participate in its funding, namely: L’alliance des centres-conseils en emploi (AXTRA), Center for Interuniversity Research and Analysis of Organizations (CIRANO), le Groupe TAQ,  HEC Montréal, ministère du Travail, de l'Emploi et de la Solidarité sociale (MTESS), Regroupement des organismes spécialisés pour l’emploi des personnes handicapées (ROSEPH), and the Société Logique.


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