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

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

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On 2 October 2019, in the Groupe TAQ’s premises, the DEPPI’s researchers and partners met to discuss the progress made in the first year of the partnership and to plan upcoming activities for the second year.

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During this day, Charles Bellemare, Sabine Kröger, Normand Boucher and Ibrahima Diallo presented summaries of their…

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The magazine Faire Face – mieux vivre avec le handicap reported the results of the CV video experiment conducted by Charles Bellemare and his team.

Charles Bellemare presented the CV video experiment, a research project…

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On 25 September 2019, Charles Bellemare presented at the Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Evaluation of Public Policies (LIEPP) at Sciences Po in Paris the CV video experiment, a research project conducted by the DEPPI’s team.

 

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The seminar, “CV video: a…

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As part of a conference co-organized by the University of Copenhagen and the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) on the assessment of labour market-oriented public policies, Charles Bellemare presented the DEPPI to the Danish Ministry of Employment, researchers and a stakeholder group from European governments.

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The DEPPI is proud to report a $ 70,000 contribution in funding for its student researchers during the first year of its Phase 2. This funding contributes to the success of students in all cycles. Congratulations to Pauline Ranou (Postgraduate in Language Sciences - Moncton University), Matabé Elfried Toba (MA in Economics - Laval University), Amélie Ouimet, (MA in Economics - Laval University), Ibrahima Diallo (PhD in Economics - University Laval), Ichola Soule (PhD in…

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On October 24, 2019, Moelle épinière et motricité Québec (MÉMO-QC) and REPAR are organizing a meeting on the theme of access and job retention for people with physical disabilities. The event will take place in Montreal at the Hotel Universel. The meeting aims to identify recommendations for the implementation of research projects and to faciliate networking among researchers, users and professionals. At this meeting Charles Bellemare will present the…

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On Wednesday, June 12, 2019, Charles Bellemare, invited to CKIA 88.3 Urban Radio, discussed the employability of people with disabilities with the host and producer of a show on disability, Michel Bédard. Charles Bellemare also discussed the preliminary results of the study on the video CV, which was also the subject of a report on…

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On June 3, 2019, Charles Bellemare, along with Charles Gaucher, Ann Beaton and Pauline Ranou, presented the DEPPI at the New Brunswick University in Fredericton. Team members based in New Brunswick solicited representatives from different organizations dedicated to the employability of people with disabilities. This meeting allowed researchers to discuss realities on the ground in the north of New Brunswick. It was also an opportunity to discuss…

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As part of the 53rd annual conference of the Canadian Economic Association in Banff, Ibrahima Diallo presented an article on discrimination against people with disabilities and the effectiveness of hiring subsidy policies. He presented this article, written in collaboration with Charles Bellemare and Marion Goussé, in the session on Labor Market Regulation - Disability and Discrimination in the Labor Market.

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On Saturday May 25 2019, Radio-Canada broadcasted a report on DEPPI's research. The report discusses the video CV experience, a research project conducted by the DEPPI research team and led by principal investigator Charles Bellemare.

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Marion Goussé presented the results of the study on hiring discrimination against people with physical limitations. This study, conducted by Charles Bellemare, Marion Goussé, Guy Lacroix and Steeve Marchand, shows that mentioning a physical disability on a job application halves the chances of being called to a job interview.

 

Alongside Maripier Isabelle and Myra Yazbeck, Marion Goussé participated in this session of…

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This anniversary conference highlighted the contribution of academic research to public policy development. The focus was on 25 years of work done at CIRANO and its impact on the design of policies in Quebec. The day's discussions highlighted the major issues of contemporary and future public policy.

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On April 16, 2019, Charles Bellemare, along with Charles Gaucher, Ann Beaton, Christine C. Paulin and Pauline Ranou, presented the DEPPI at the Université de Moncton. Team members based in New Brunswick solicited representatives from different organizations dedicated to the employability of people with disabilities. This meeting allowed researchers to discuss realities on the ground in New Brunswick.

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As part of a capacity building workshop for applicants for the Collaborative Housing Research Network Partnership Development Grants, Charles Bellemare discussed the challenges of managing partnerships. He has presented, among other things, the different dimensions of the DEPPI partnership and the best practices leading to the commitment of the partners.

The Collaborative Housing Research Network is an…

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On 21 February 2019, the DEPPI presented a workshop on discrimination and the labor market during the event QUARIERA 2019, presented by AXTRA. During this workshop, Charles Bellemare discussed the work of the DEPPI, the testing method, implicit association test and the relation between prejudices and worker productivity.

To learn more about AXTRA and the QUARIERA event, follow this link: http://axtra.ca/…

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Christine C. Paulin and Luc Bissonnette join the DEPPI as co-researchers. Christine C. Paulin, Moncton University will provide the team with her expertise in public policy analysis. Luc Bissonnette, of Laval University, specializes in big data analysis, and will mainly support the team for the analysis of the labor market.

Why should the daily life of a person with a disability be an obstacle course? How can we improve the autonomy of people with disabilities?

In the MISSION ACCESSIBLE series, Rosalie Taillefer-Simard, Damien Gramont and Kéven Breton - young committed citizens living with a disability - patrol cities and regions to highlight the obstacles that hinder the autonomy of people like them in various fields: leisure, transport, work, tourism.

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On December 20, 2018, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research officially announced DEPPI's funding under the Workplace Health and Productivity Initiative.

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On November 29, CIRANO held a meeting to discuss issues relating to human resource management. The aim of this meeting was to bring together Quebec businesses facing HR challenges with CIRANO researchers specialising in the economics of human resources to discuss a variety of themes, including hiring, attracting talent, employee retention, promotions, work commitment and incentives, absenteeism, and 360 performance evaluations.

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The DEPPI, in collaboration with CIRRIS, organized a seminar on November 30, 2018, on preparation, access and job retention of people living with a disability. This activity took place at Université Laval, at local 2320 at the Desjardins Pavilion.

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Between October 22 and 31, 2018, Charles Bellemare and Sabine Kröger led a series of sessions on behavioural economics and the econometrics of experimental data at the Paris School of Economics.

Invited by Professor Nicolas Jacquemet, the two DEPPI members took advantage of this opportunity present the research partnership and…

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Charles Bellemare, Principal Investigator of DEPPI, has been appointed as a CIRRIS associated researcher.

This association will help create a stronger link between DEPPI and other members of CIRRIS while increasing the partnership research capacity.

CIRRIS mission is to contribute to the…

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The Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Evaluation of Public Policies (LIEPP) at Sciences Po in Paris, invited DEPPI to present their work at a seminar on Disability and Labor Market Discrimination, organised under the

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Charles Bellemare, Principal Investigator of DEPPI, has been appointed as a REPAR regular researcher for the (1) social integration support and (2) work rehabilitation strategic clusters.

This association will help create a stronger link between DEPPI and other stakeholders, boost opportunities for partnerships and new projects with the REPAR community and researchers, and make new research dissemination…

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Ann Beaton, Charles Gaucher, and their co-authors will publish in two journals, Societies and Développement humain, handicap et changement social
 
Puyaltó, C., Gaucher, C., et Beaton, A.M. (sous presse, 2018). Is the right to access to the services and supports ensured for the deaf and hard-of-hearing children? An ethnographic study based on the experience of hearing parents. Societies pour le numéro thématique « Social Participation and Human Rights ».…

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On November 29, CIRANO will hold a meeting to discuss issues relating to human resource management. The aim of this meeting it to bring together Quebec businesses facing HR challenges with CIRANO researchers specialising in the economics of human resources to discuss a variety of themes, including: hiring, attracting talent, employee retention, promotions, work commitment and incentives, absenteeism, and 360 performance evaluations. During this first…

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Gender and sex considerations are now a standard of good practice in health research design in Canada. Men and women have biological characteristics and “gendered” life paths. Approaches that are sensitive to these differences are needed in all research designs, even if the study is not focused on this component.

Similarly, interventions and recommendations that result from research must consider the…

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Charles Bellemare, Principal Investigator for DEPPI, will discuss on November 13th 2018 workplace integration difficulties for people with disabilities as part of the lunch-hour conferences series for clinicians at the Constance-Lethbridge Rehabilitation Centre. He will present the paper “Physical Disability and Labor Market…

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DEPPI has launched a new website, following the renewal of its funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), and the contributions of its partners.

The website will allow DEPPI to regularly communicate news on the initiative’s progress. It will also allow for the dissemination of findings by researchers associated with the project.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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La Presse + devoted an article to the results of the DEPPI study on discrimination in hiring persons with disabilities.

Click here to read the article (in French).

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…

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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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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…

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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.

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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

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Bertrand Achou and Normand Boucher, both DEPPI researchers, obtained a grant from the Fonds de Recherche du Québec – Societé et Culture (FRQSC) as part of the Research Team Support Program entitled: ” Pour l’accès à des villes inclusives : partenariats et innovations en soutien à la participation sociale des personnes ayant des incapacités “. This grant is for a period of 3 years.

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On May 11, the DEPPI was present at the Scientific Day REPAR-INTER, which was held at the Hotel Château Laurier in Quebec City.

On this occasion, Charles Bellemare, senior researcher at DEPPI, presented the results of the study on discrimination in hiring people with disabilities.

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The DEPPI will participate in two conferences to present research results from 42 interviews conducted with people with disabilities (motor, visual and auditory) documenting their experiences in employment and job search.

Here are the dates of the conferences:

  • Quebec: April…
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On May 9th, in the conference « L’employabilité au regard du handicap : quels enjeux?», two DEPPI members will present research results from 42 interviews with people with disabilities (motor, visual and hearing).

Charles Gaucher and Normand Boucher will respectively present the research projects entitled:

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The REPAR (Réseau provincial de recherche en adaptation-réadaptation) has invited the DEPPI to hold a conference at the next “Journée scientifique du REPAR” under the theme: “Research committed to the service of an inclusive society”, which will take place on May 11 at the Hotel Chateau Laurier located in Quebec City.

Charles…

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The Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire d’Évaluation des Politiques Publiques (LIEPP) of SciencesPo Paris invited the DEPPI to present its work during a seminar organized within its “Discriminations and social inequalities

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Charles Bellemare (senior researcher at DEPPI) presented the results of the study on discrimination against persons with physical limitations during the Semaine de la recherche en sciences sociales, organized by Laval University at the Musée de la civilisation in Quebec City.

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On November 9, the DEPPI was invited to present its project to the members of the association québécoise interuniversitaire des conseillers aux étudiants en situation de handicap (AQICESH). This presentation, by Normand Boucher (DEPPI researcher) and Laure Sébrier (DEPPI project manager), was part of a training day for AQICESH members entitled: Après les études, l’employabilité. Une préoccupation partagée !

On October 19, the DEPPI was invited to present its work at the semi-annual meeting of directors of ROSEPH member organizations. On this occasion, Charles Bellemare, senior researcher at DEPPI, presented the results of the study on discrimination against people with physical limitations.

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Sabine Kröger, Professor at the Department of Economics and specialist in behavioral economics, was invited by RDI to explain the work of Richard Thaler, winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize for Economics! The live interview is available on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/DEPP.INITIATIVE/

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On October 5, Charles Bellemare (senior researcher at DEPPI) was invited to present the results of the study on discrimination against persons with physical limitations in the premises of SEMO Montérégie in Longueuil. SEMO Montérégie is an employment and job placement organization for people with disabilities. SEMO is a member of the ROSEPH, an active partner of the DEPPI project!

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DEPPI researchers and partners met on September 18 at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation and Social Integration (CIRRIS). The purpose of the meeting was to present the results of the research project and to prepare the future grant application.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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:

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On February 23, the DEPPI research project team has discussed discrimination with the ROSEPH.

We invite you to take a look at the work of the ROSEPH at the following address: ROSEPH

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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.

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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: 

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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…

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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…

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We are proud to announce that the University of Sherbrooke Chair in Taxation and Public Finance (CFFP) has joined the DEPPI as a partner. The main purpose of the CFFP is to stimulate interdisciplinary research by bringing together professors and researchers interested in taxation and public finance. The CFFP will bring its tax literacy expertise to the DEPPI project.

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In spring 2008, the Charest government has pledged to reduce by 50 % the gap between the employment rate for persons with disabilities and for persons without disabilities through the National Strategy for Labour Market Integration and Maintenance of Handicapped Persons within the next…

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We are pleased to announce that Sabine Kröger has joined the DEPPI research team this fall. Sabine Kröger’s research focuses on behavioral and experimental economics.

Mrs. Kröger will work on the complexity of fiscal programs for people with disabilities.

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We are pleased to announce that Bertrand Achou has joined the DEPPI research team this fall as a researcher. M. Achou will work on structural labor supply models.

The DEPPI team wishes Mr. Achou a warm welcome!

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