Other research resources

Workplace health research touches our lives in many ways. It helps prevent diseases and injuries. It allows care providers to give the best possible treatments and advice. It gives workers’ compensation organizations independent, scientifically valid evidence for making decisions about policy and practice. Occupational health and safety research resources in Canada include:

Association of Workers’ Compensation Boards of Canada

This organization's research inventory provides summaries of occupational health and safety research projects supported by workers' compensation boards across Canada. The inventory includes projects we funded.

BC Environmental and Occupational Health Research Network

This not-for-profit organization aims to build research capacity, opportunities for collaboration, and innovation. It brings together researchers, educators, policy makers, and trainees to address environmental and occupational health issues that are priorities to British Columbians.

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety

This national resource for the advancement of workplace health and safety collaborates with many Canadian and international partners. Its projects, carried out with leading workplace health and safety organizations in Canada, have expanded the resources and programs available to workers and employers across the country. The organization also maintains a directory of links to other occupational health and safety research resources.

Canadian Institutes of Health Research

This is Canada’s federal funding agency for health research. Composed of 13 institutes, it provides leadership and support to health researchers and trainees.

CAREX Canada

This national surveillance project estimates the number of Canadians exposed to substances associated with cancer in workplace and community environments. The estimates provide significant support for targeting exposure reduction strategies and cancer prevention programs. Funding to develop CAREX Canada was provided through our research program.

Cochrane Collaboration

This is the Canadian arm of Cochrane, an independent global network of more than 30,000 health care practitioners, researchers, patient advocates, and others. Cochrane works to turn the evidence generated through research into useful information for making everyday decisions about health. Its high-quality systematic reviews are free from commercial sponsorship. Since 2007, WorkSafeBC's Evidence-Based Practice Group has been a partner organization to Cochrane Canada.

Institute for Work & Health

This independent, collaborative research organization, funded by the Ontario Ministry of Labour, aims to promote, protect, and improve the safety and health of working people. It carries out projects that can benefit employers, workers, and policy-makers.

Population Data BC

This site hosts one of the world’s most comprehensive collections of health care, health services, and population health data. It includes longitudinal, person-specific, anonymized health data on B.C.’s 4.6 million residents, from 1985 onward. If you wish to do research using WorkSafeBC data, you'll need to make a request through PopData. The site explains how to make your request.