Job posting August 2023
This is the final report of the Realize project titled ‘REVAMPED’, Workplaces REcognizing the VAlue of eMPloyees with Episodic Disabilities funded by the Opportunities Fund of Employment and Social Development Canada.
The REVAMPED Project Objectives were targeted:
1. To increase awareness of episodic disabilities among employers;
2. To increase the understanding of employers of the challenges related to working and
living with episodic disabilities;
3. To increase the capacity of employers to respond effectively to the challenges facing
people living with episodic disabilities;
4. To increase access to information and networking opportunities for small, medium and
large employers on leading practices in accommodating employees living with episodic
disabilities in the workplace; and
5. To increase the capacity of people living with episodic disabilities to communicate
effectively about their lived experience.
Downloadable promotional poster for the Shine-ADI survey:
Realize, the University of Toronto and the University of Regina are seeking policy- and decision-makers:
Elected officials, public service employees and representatives of community-based organizations, we invite you to tell us: What impacts your organization’s ability to respond to the HIV/HCV/STBBI-related needs of older adults and/or people with disabilities in Canada?
(Click the title for the full Terms of Reference document)
The International Coalition of Older People with HIV (iCOPe HIV) is a newly established network of people and organizations committed to improving care, optimizing quality of life, and fostering empowerment among ageing and older (age 65+) people living with HIV around the world. Its founding member organizations include the European AIDS Treatment Group (EATG), the National AIDS Treatment Advocacy Project (NATAP), Realize, and UTOPIA_BXL. Five representatives of these organizations comprise the iCOPe HIV Executive Committee. At present, iCOPe HIV is a network, not a legal entity or a corporation.
The Steering Committee provides guidance to the iCOPe HIV Executive Committee about the network’s strategic priorities, workplan, activities, and plans for sustainability.
Taking Global Action Toward Improved Care, Quality of Life, and Empowerment for Older People with HIV
iCOPe HIV Interactive Dialogue 27 January 2023 – Presentation Slides – pdf (7mb)
• iCOPe Founding Members
• The Impact of HIV on Older People
• The Glasgow Manifesto
• HIV, Aging and Older Adults Around the World – Regional Snapshot
• iCOPe HIV Proposed Vision and Priorities
Long COVID is an episodically disabling condition and
as more people are returning to workplaces, Realize
hosted a National Deliberative Dialogue to highlight the
impact that Long COVID has on people and their work.
We also wanted to explore the effects of Long COVID on
workplaces, accommodation, and employers.
This was a hybrid event held on September 23, 2022.
Recommendations for Employers, Insurers, Human Resource Personnel and Rehabilitation Professionals on Return to Work for People Living with Long COVID
This is a living document that is continually updated based on emerging evidence in the field. The reference list provides scientific support to statements within the document and hyperlinks provide an enriched understanding of concepts that will reach the broader public.
International Coalition of Older People with HIV (iCOPe HIV)
Equitable health outcomes for aging and older people living with HIV will only be possible if we work in collaboration. Those of us with lived experience and living expertise must be at the centre of any decision or action taken in response to our self identified needs. We call on healthcare providers, researchers, community based HIV organizations, frontline providers of ageing related services, and policy and decision makers to work in partnership with us to fund and implement the following calls to action… Follow the link for the full manifesto.