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Project 1: Internationalization of the Carer-inclusive and Accommodating Organizations Workplace Standard

Project timeline: 2017 to 2022

Dr. Williams has partnered with the CSA Group to realize the process of internationalization of the Standard through the International Standards Organization (ISO). Realizing this International Standard will provide sharing of best practices between countries, increase awareness and accessibility of the Standard, and facilitate international advocacy and exchange. This process is expected to take four years, given that the governing bodies are international. 

Simultaneously, Dr. Yeandle from Sheffield University will implement an international comparative review of Carer-Friendly Workplace Policies (CFWPs).  This comparative nation-state study will provide the baseline data to allow the partnership to scale-up the Standard for global uptake. 

Project Schedule:

1) DIS ballot vote by all ISO member bodies
Nov. 19 /2020 to Feb. 11/2021 (dates set by ISO)

2) Review of DIS comments and disposition of comments by our WG
March 2021 – May 2021

3) FDIS (final draft international standard) ballot
June – July 2021

4) Publication
Dec. 2021




Canadian Standards Association



Co-Investigators, Healthy, Productive Work Partnership Grant, Project #1

Sue Yeandle

Sheffield University

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