Ontario investing over $6 million to prevent work-related cancers

April 05, 2022 - 9:33 am

Ontario is investing over $6 million to support research led by the Occupational Cancer Research Centre (OCRC) to identify workplace-related causes of cancers, prevent these cancers from occurring, and better support workers already impacted by occupational illness. The increase in funding for the OCRC will ensure that Ontario has the best available data and evidence …


April 27, 2021 - 4:11 pm

The National Day of Mourning, held on April 28th in Canada, is a day to remember those who have been killed or suffered an injury or illness due to work.

How can we better protect paramedics from COVID-19?

February 01, 2021 - 5:28 pm

Our new study will examine COVID-19 occupational risks, infection and vaccination among paramedics in Ontario and BC, and investigate how long antibodies last.

Website launch: Ontario Occupational Disease Statistics

November 09, 2020 - 2:59 pm

Identify worker groups at risk from hazardous substances in the workplace, and exposures of concern in Ontario.

OCRC Report: Using scientific evidence and principles to help determine the work-relatedness of cancer

July 08, 2020 - 11:18 am

The report, commissioned by the Ontario Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development, identifies 11 recommendations to improve recognition and adjudication of occupational cancer claims.

Report release: Investigation of McIntyre Powder Exposure and Neurological Outcomes in the Mining Master File Cohort

May 07, 2020 - 11:55 am

This report, funded by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, examines the risk of neurological disease among Ontario miners who were exposed to McIntyre Powder.

2020 National Day of Mourning

April 28, 2020 - 11:09 am

On April 28th, we remember and honour those who have been killed or suffered an injury or illness due to work.

IARC releases the World Cancer Report: Cancer Research for Cancer Prevention

February 04, 2020 - 5:01 pm

Cancer is now the most common cause of death. However, many cancer cases can be prevented, and better diagnosis and treatment could improve outcomes. On February 4, 2020, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) released the World Cancer Report, which presents the most up-to-date science on cancer prevention. The goal of the report …

Report: Awareness of asbestos hazards in schools, asbestos management plans and training among Ontario school custodial workers

October 11, 2019 - 4:12 pm

This report summarizes the findings from an evaluation of custodial workers’ awareness of asbestos management in schools.

Report Release: Burden of Occupational Cancer in Canada

September 18, 2019 - 4:31 pm

The report presents estimates of occupational exposure and the associated burden of cancer in Canada, as well as exposure reduction strategies and policy recommendations.