Mr. Wolfgang Zimmerman

Executive Director, NIDMAR, Canada

Wolfgang Zimmermann, OBC, is President of the Pacific Coast University for Workplace Health Sciences, a statutory, not-for-profit, degree granting education institution focused in the areas of workplace safety, health promotion, return to work and disability management, and rehabilitation.

Wolfgang is also Executive Director of the National Institute of Disability Management and Research, an internationally recognized not-for-profit organization committed to reducing the human, social and economic costs of disability through implementation of workplace-based reintegration programs, which international research has proven is the most effective way of restoring and maintaining workers' abilities while reducing the cost of disability for workers, employers, government and insurance.

Following an industrial accident, Wolfgang continued working for his pre-disability employer and became involved in Disability Management. He’s held a wide range of appointments and received many commendations for his work on disability prevention and rehabilitation including: Order of British Columbia, Federal Certificate of Merit, Employee of the Decade, U.S. National Employee of the Year, Governor General's Appreciation Award, Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal, Lieutenant Governor's Community Achievement Award.

SYM15 - Integrating people with disabilities in the world of work

There are opportunities for greater progress in integrating people with disability in the world of work. This session will highlight successful approaches in different countries and economic sectors to support work participation among those with disabilities.   

Sari Sairanen, Canada

Mohammed Azman Aziz Mohammed, Malaysia
Graham Halsey, Scotland
François Perl, Belgium
Wolfgang Zimmerman, Canada

Live : 22/09/2021 - 13:45 EDT - 15:15 EDT
Rerun : 22/09/2021 - 23:45 EDT - 23/09/2021 - 01:15 EDT