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March25, 2023

Review our presentation of March 24, 2023, offered at the annual conference of the Coalition Priorité Cancer au Québec!


 Supporting Cancer Survivors’ Return to Work NEW online module! 

Primary care providers (physicians, nurse practitioners, other healthcare providers), take this free online course and learn how to support cancer survivors with timely return to work using practical tools and resources.  Free online #MedEd – with 1 Mainpro+ credit.  LEARN MORE & REGISTER

Did you know: Studies show that 63.5% of cancer survivors return to work but one in five are likely to experience cancer-related health impairments affecting their work ability. Learn how the role of primary care can address the impacts of cancer and treatment on a survivor’s ability to work and support timely return to work using practical tools and resources.

The development of the course was led by Maureen Parkinson, M.Ed. C.C.R. C – Vocational Rehabilitation Counsellor, BC Cancer and Christine Maheu, R.N., Ph.D., Associate Professor Ingram School of Nursing, McGill University as part of their collaboration on Cancer and Work, adapted by the design team, UBC Continuing Professional Development and funded by the Canadian Partnership against Cancer and Health Canada. 

JUNE 1ST 2021

Coming Course Announcement 

Sign up in advance for this free course and reserve your spot at [email protected]!

April 7th, 2021 Next conference on Return to Work and Life by Dr. Christine Maheu at the Annual Conference of Psychological College of Catalunya, Barcelona


Saturday, January 30th, 2021

Coming Event for Young Adults With Cancer Organized by Young Adolescents and Adults with Cancer (YACC)

Workshop lead by Ms. Maureen Parkinson and Dr. Christine Maheu

Workshop lead by Ms. Maureen Parkinson and Dr. Christine Maheu

Pour notre communauté Francophone: 

Nous avons un webinar aujourd’hui sur le retour au travail après cancer organisé par L’institut de bien-être au travail

Conférence aujourd’hui le 9 décembre à 1300 heure de l’Est. Présentation par Dr. Christine Maheu et Dr. Karine Bilodeau


NEW STUDY PROJECT November 2020: Looking for a family physician from a rural or remote area of Canada to advise on the development of an e-course for primary health care providers on  supporting return to work, maintaining work, and mental health of cancer survivors.

The advisory group member will be called on to inform the content selection to meet the criteria for continuing education credits for Manpro+ for physicians, identify and assist in promoting recruiting for the needs analysis, and participation in the course.

The commitment will be 7 hours of work paid at $100 per hour.

If interested, please contact us at [email protected]

2 Novembre 2020: Évenement en français (Upcoming event in French)

Pour notre communauté francophone, voici une opportunité de participer à un atelier ‘Relever les défis de sa nouvelle normalité: Santé, Travail, et Vie Social’ organisé par la Société de Leucémie & Lymphome du Canada. Dr. Christine Maheu, co-directrice de Cancer et Travail y donnera une présentation sur les resources existantes pour guider le retour au travail suite à un cancer.

Inscription sur le site.

March 5, 2020 – Past Recordings

Successful Return to Work for Cancer Survivors – What is the Research Telling Us to Do?

By Dr. Christine Maheu, McGill University Associate and Ms. Maureen Parkinson, BC Cancer Vocational Rehabilitation Counsellor

Click on this link to hear the integrality of our live event:

February 21, 2020

Join us for our upcoming CCSRCRounds presentation

Live Event: Friday, February 21, 2020 at 1:00-2:00 PM (EST)

Christine Maheu, RN, PhD and Maureen Parkinson, M.Ed. C.C.R.C- Co-Directors of Cancer and Work

The presentation will include research-informed tips that can be implemented to foster successful return to work for cancer survivors.

To join:


January 23, 2020

Successful Return to Work for Cancer Survivors – What is the Research Telling Us to Do?

Live Event: Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 11:00 AM PT, 2:00 PM ET

Christine Maheu, RN, PhD and Maureen Parkinson, M.Ed. C.C.R.C- Co-Directors of Cancer and Work

This session aims to synthesize the research to date and give practical tips that cancer survivors, health care providers and employers can use to support a cancer survivor return to work and stay at work.

To register:


November 20, 2019

Free webinar

The Experiences of Workers Who Do Not Successfully Return to Work Following a Work-Related Injury

Wednesday, November 20, 2019, at 11:00 AM PT, 2:00 PM ET

Dr. R. Gewurtz, Associate Professor, McMaster University


February 1st, 2019: Event coming your way! You do not want to miss this!

Employees Diagnosed with Cancer: Current Perspectives and Future Directions from an Employer’s Point of View

Co-hosted by Work Wellness and Disability Prevention Institute and Cancer and Work
Friday February 1, 2019 at 8:30 AM PT, 11:30 AM ET, 5:30 PM GMT+1
Sietske Tamminga, Ph.D. and Michiel Greidanus, Ph.D. Stud.-Assistant professor and Ph.D. Student at the Coronel Institute of Occupational Health, the Amsterdam UMC, The Netherlands
In this interactive webinar, health professionals, cancer survivors, employers, and other stakeholders will take home practical tips on how to enhance the work participation of cancer survivors from an employer’s point of view.
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What is the state of ‘cancer and work’ research, and what are the necessary next steps?

Saskia Duijts, PhD-Program Leader, Oncology – University Medical Center in Groning, Netherlands,

Live webinar : Wednesday September 26, 2018 at 8:30 AM PT, 11:30 AM ET

Presented  by Workplace Wellness and Prevention Institute: co-hosted with


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