July 11, 2023

Study on Employment Experiences

DAWN Canada invites women, non-binary and gender non-conforming people with episodic disabilities  to participate in a study on experiences of employment, in collaboration with Realize Canada’s Workplace REVAMPED project. The goal of the project is to understand the barriers and facilitators to find and maintain work for women and gender diverse people with episodic disabilities.  
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 
You can decide to participate in a discussion group or a one-on-one interview.
  • The discussion group will take place with 4 or 5 participants and will take between 2 and 3 hours.  
  • The interview will be conducted by a woman or non-binary person with disabilities and will take approximately one hour. 
Participation to the study is entirely voluntary and no one other than DAWN Canada’s research team will know who participated in the study.  
Participants will receive $50 for their participation in the study.