Ontario increases support for victims of domestic violence
A new Family Court Support Worker program will soon be available for victims of domestic violence in Ontario. The program will refer victims to support services in their communities. Employers may find this new program useful for complying with Bill 168 requirements regarding domestic violence that were brought into force in 2010.
Research chair in occupational medicine coming to Maritime provinces
Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick will be establishing a research chair in occupational medicine later this year. One anticipated benefit of the new chair is the facilitation of return-to-work programs. Many physicians who practise occupational medicine in the Maritime provinces are not aware of the full range of accommodation options for injured workers to return to work, according to the chair of the New Brunswick chapter of the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering.
Public service should de-politicize appointments: Public Service Commission
Safeguards should be created to ensure appointments to senior positions in the federal public service are based on merit and not political considerations, according to a report released by the Public Service Commission. As part of a five-year review of its operations under the Public Service Employment Act, the commission also recommends improving the effectiveness of the public service’s staffing system and strengthening its own governance and operation.
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