For Employers

Who you are:

Whether you are a small business owner or the CEO of a large corporation, EPID@Work partners with employers of all sizes to help with your research needs.

How we can help:

EPID@Work has conducted research into many different sectors (including policing, educators, construction workers, and more); don’t hesitate to reach out and explore opportunities for partnership in research. Check out our current recruitment opportunities below or contact us today to get involved!

Employer Input Needed: Addiction in the Workplace Study

EPID@Work is funding a research project exploring attitudes and beliefs about addiction in the workplace in NWO.

We are looking for both employers and employees in NWO, and we want to hear your thoughts and experiences related to addiction as a workplace disability! 

Scan the QR code on the poster below or follow this link to learn more:

Contact: Dr. Abigale Sprakes - 


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NOWWHS Cohort Study

NOWWHS Cohort Study is LIVE!

EPID@Work Research Institute is launching the largest ever cohort study in Northwestern Ontario to study physical & mental health in the workplace. ALL workplaces in Northwestern Ontario are invited to participate. Sign up your workplace to understand the current state of mental health in your business. For more information, visit our cohort study website:!

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Calling all workplaces: Join our mental health research!

Contribute to our Northwestern Ontario workplace study with 1 email!
Accessing mental health and addiction services in Northwestern Ontario can be hard. Technology can help, and we want to know more! 

What are we looking for?

Tell us how technology supports your employee’s well-being by sharing health insurance booklets and Employee & Family Assistance Program with us. If your company has additional mental health and substance use support, please feel free to include them, too. 

Why should you be part of the study:

Our goal is to help employers and employees identify technology-based behavioural health supports that are (1) supported by scientific research and (2) better fit for their work environment and lifestyle. We are happy to share our findings with you once we complete our study. 

We hope you will be part of our study and help improve behavioural health support for hundreds of thousands working in Northwestern Ontario.

Contact person:

Joanne Kao (Doctoral Student in Lakehead University Clinical Psychology Program, Student Affiliate with EPID@Work)


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EPID Research Into Action Conference

Join us for our Research Into Action Conference 2023!

EPID@Work Research Institute invites local workplaces and employers to attend our inaugural Research Into Action conference on October 17, 2023 at the Italian Cultural Centre.  Please join us as we bring together researchers, community members, employers and workers to explore the importance of regional research and collaboration. Hosted by the EPID@Work Research Institute at Lakehead University, our Research Into Action Conference will include community panels discussing why research matters in Northwestern Ontario, research presentations from EPID@Work scientists and researchers, and informative sessions on how to mobilize research within our community.

For more information about the conference, please contact Kelsey at

Research Into Action Conference 2023