Update on the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat’s Disability Management Project

October 28, 2011

On October 4, 2011, the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat announced the official launch of many of the products developed under the Disability Management in the Federal Public Service project (http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/hrh/dmi-igi/index-eng.asp) to help deputy heads and departments acquire a disability management capacity or build upon their existing capacity.

Of particular interest are the following resources:

  1. Managing for Wellness – Disability Management Handbook for Managers in the Federal Public Service (http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/hrh/wds-mst/disability-incapacite-eng.asp). The purpose of this handbook is to improve managers’ use of tools available to them for disability management.
  2. Disability Management: Employee Wellness Resource (http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/hrh/dmi-igi/fundamentals-fondements/ewr-rme-eng.asp). This document was developed for employees and sets out the various resources available to help them stay physically and mentally healthy.

Although CAPE participated in the project, it did not give its stamp of approval to the final versions of these resource documents. Indeed, CAPE is reluctant to endorse some of the views concerning several sections of these documents because they contradict the basic principles to which it subscribes. CAPE will be keeping a close eye on the application of these Web resources in order to remedy any negative impact that may arise from their use.

Please contact us if you are experiencing a problematic disability situation.