New portal bridges gap between sex, gender and workplace

CCOHS partners with Institute of Gender and Health providing links to information, tools, research and other resources.

HAMILTON — A new web portal will help bridge the gap between gender diversity, sex and health, and their impact on the Canadian workplace.

The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS), a federal government organization based in Hamilton, launched the portal to further understanding of how sex and socio-cultural (gender) differences between women, men and gender-diverse people influence work and health.

The Gender, Work and Health web portal ( provides links to information, tools, research, and resources on topics related to sex, gender, work and health.

Topics include sex and gender differences in workplace injury and illness, gaps in knowledge and improving risk prevention.

CCOHS created the web portal in partnership with the Institute of Gender and Health and its Gender, Work and Health Chair Program.

Part of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Institute of Gender and Health (IGH) fosters research that explores how sex and gender influence health.

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