Coping with cancer in the workplace

HR needs to improve management, accommodation of chronic disease: Experts
By Marcel Vander Wier
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 02/27/2019

Cancer is a chronic disease that needs to be increasingly recognized within a healthy workplace strategy.

The disease involving abnormal cell growth has been the leading cause of death in Canada for the last decade, said Chris Bonnett, principal consultant for H3 Consulting in Toronto, speaking at the annual conference of the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) in Toronto on Feb. 1.

Cancer is becoming more common, with nearly 50 per cent of Canadians expected to contract some form of the disease in their lifetime, he said.