Empowering Voices: Focus Group for Older Adults Living and Working with Episodic Disabilities – Apply Now!

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CanAge, in collaboration with Realize Canada’s Workplaces REVAMPED project, is seeking the participation of 15 individuals aged 50+ with episodic disabilities for a virtual focus group. This group aims to capture the experiences of older adults living and working with episodic disabilities, and specifically address the barriers they face.

Date: July 25, 2023
Time: 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. EST
Delivery: Virtual Session

An episodic disability is marked by fluctuating periods and degrees of wellness and disability. This includes:

Anxiety • Arthritis • Asthma • Bi-polar Disorder • Cancer • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP) • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (including chronic bronchitis and emphysema) • Chronic Pain • Crohn’s Disease & Ulcerative Colitis • Cystic Fibrosis • Depression • Diabetes • ALS • Guillain-Barre Syndrome • Epilepsy • Fibromyalgia • Hepatitis B & C • HIV/AIDS • Long-COVID • Long-Term Pain • Lupus • ME/CFS • Meniere’s Disease • Migraines • Multiple Sclerosis • Muscular Dystrophy • Parkinson’s Disease • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) • POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome) • Repetitive Strain Injury • Schizophrenia • Substance Use Disorder • Tuberculosis

By participating in this 90-minute focus group, you will contribute to our understanding of the challenges faced by individuals with episodic disabilities in the workplace. As a token of appreciation, all focus group participants will receive $50 as compensation.

Please note that completing the application below does not guarantee selection. Selected participants will receive email notifications by July 21, 2023.

For more information on the Workplaces REVAMPED project please visit the Realize website.

Thank you for your interest. Applications are now closed. Selected applicants will be notified by email by July 21.


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