World Psoriasis Day 2022
The Canadian Psoriasis Network (CPN), the Canadian Association of Psoriasis Patients (CAPP), and Unmasking Psoriasis are pleased to launch a new report and tool to support people with psoriatic disease at work as part of our Working it Out collaboration for World Psoriasis Day.
The report, Better workplace supports for people with psoriatic disease: White paper on income support and employment policy in Canada outlines key policy and administrative changes to meet the needs of our community focusing on financial security, reimbursing additional costs related to disability such as prescription drugs and equipment, supporting workforce participation, and supporting employers in hiring and employment.
To help build awareness and to advance priorities to improve public policies, CPN, CAPP, and Unmasking Psoriasis attended meetings with Members of Parliament and other federal-government representatives and policy makers this week leading up to World Psoriasis Day. These included meetings with government Ministries and committees that oversee policies related to health, disability inclusion, and social development.
CPN, CAPP, and Unmasking Psoriasis are committed to advancing the needs of people with episodic disabilities in Canada and ensuring that the voices of people with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis are reflected in health, social, and disability policy.
We greatly appreciate the unrestricted educational grants and sponsorships from multiple funders to develop the report and resources: Pfizer, AbbVie, Novartis, Amgen, Bausch Health, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Janssen, Boehringer Ingelheim, and LEO.
2022 Tools and Resources
Financial security and employment are important to people living with psoriatic disease in Canada. Our Working it Out report was our first step to understand the workplace experiences of people living with psoriatic disease, where more than half of survey participants indicated that psoriatic disease impacted them at work.
Our Working it Out report confirmed that psoriatic disease has a significant impact on work. We heard that you need information and support on a variety of workplace-related topics and how to access financial support. The purpose of this tool is to identify the income support and employment programs available so you can find and keep employment, pay for medications and assistive devices, access income support and save for the future.
For more details on these resources and the Working it Out campaign, click the button below.