IFDM 2024 Vancouver BC

CSPDM will host IFDM 2024 in Vancouver B.C
Disability Management in a Post-Pandemic World
Solutions for a Vastly Changing Work Environment

Westin Bayshore Hotel in downtown Vancouver
September 15-17, 2024

IFDM 2024

Registration Information: Is now posted on the IFDM2024 website
Members attending the full IFDM 2024 conference will receive a confirmation of attendance, and obtain 20 CEC hours.

Sponsorship and Exhibitor Opportunities: Interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at the conference? Email info@ifdm2024.ca for details.

International News: UK Ceremony to Award CDMP Certificates

We’re happy to share some positive international news from our colleagues in the UK.

The recent relaxing of COVID restrictions in the UK has allowed for a celebration to recognize those individuals who have passed the NIDMAR professional exams for the Certified Disability Manager Professional (CDMP) designation.  Here are some photos of the ceremony where the certificates were awarded by Graham Halsey, the UK License holder, and Dr. Norma Clark from the Scottish government.

Congratulations to the successful candidates!  We look forward to when we can safely gather again for in-person conferences in Canada, at which time we can recognize and celebrate the 2020/2021 CRTWC and CDMP graduates from our region.

CDMP – The Gold Standard for Disability Management Professionals

Launched in 1998 as a joint development effort with the Occupational Standards Branch at Employment and Social Development Canada, this $2 million initiative, designed to codify key competency knowledge domain areas required to successfully assist individuals who acquire a mental or physical health impairment in maintaining their employment, has reached a major milestone.

Development, testing and validation, in collaboration with employers, unions, workers compensation boards, and other relevant stakeholder groups, as well as incorporating key research findings from a major international ILO study has now led to over 4,000 individuals carrying the CDMP designation in more than 20 countries. This growing global Disability Management Professional community is having a significant impact in reducing the socio-economic cost of mental and physical health impairments on individuals, their families, employers, and society at large.

This short 10-minute video offers a snapshot of the value proposition associated with obtaining this coveted Certified Disability Management Professional designation. Please click on the following link: CDMP – The Gold Standard for Disability Management Professionals

Continuing Professional Development Opportunities at PCU-WHS

PCU-WHS is open to accepting Certified Disability Management Professionals (CDMPs) and Certified Return to Work Coordinators (CRTWCs) who wish to gain Continuing Education Credits in order to maintain professional certification.

Each term of the academic year, the University offers a selection of courses that may be of interest to practising CDMPs and CRTWCs through its online learning platform. These courses are taught by highly qualified and experienced professors using an instructional format that allows flexibility for learners as to when and how they participate. This approach offers a convenient way for career professionals to integrate continuing education into their busy schedules. Currently, applications are open for the following course:

WHDM 404: Economics of Workplace Health Initiatives

The course takes place from September 10 to December 2.

Please click on the link below to view the Learning Objectives for the course and the instructor bio: Continuing Education Opportunity at PCU-WHS Fall 2018

Successful completion of the course provides 40 CEC hours for CDMPs and CRTWCs.

For registration information, please visit the PCU-WHS website at:

Or contact Jennifer Murray, Student Services & Records Coordinator at: education@pcu-whs.ca or phone: 1-778-421-0821, ext. 209.