The UOIT-CMCC Centre for Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation:

Illuminating the causes and prevention of workplace disability in Canada

Did you know that in Canada, the cost of work-related disability is more than $6.7 billion each year?

Since July of 2012, CMCC has been pleased to host the Centre for the Study of Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation (CDPR), a centre dedicated to understanding and improving return to work rates to improve lives and reduce costs to Canadian businesses.

CDPR is the only university-based multidisciplinary research centre of its type in Canada and one of just two worldwide. With a mandate to conduct policy-relevant research for the prevention and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal and psychological disability, work at the centre has global implications for health care policy and practical implications for health care at the community level in Canada and abroad.

Dr. Pierre Côté, the Canada Research Chair in Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation and Associate Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, UOIT, leads the CDPR.

Dr. Silvano Mior is a Professor and Senior Research Scientist, CMCC and Adjunct Professor, UOIT. His research interests are in clinical outcomes and program evaluation, health services, and assessing models of interdisciplinary collaborative practice, in particular from the patients’ perspective.

With offices at UOIT in Oshawa and at CMCC in Toronto, CDPR is able to leverage the academic excellence resident at both institutions. A core team of researchers (including five chiropractors), two international post-doctoral fellows, two PhD students, six Master’s students, three chiropractic residents and 25 national and international collaborators from 23 universities fulfills the centre's mandate.

Learn more about CDPR