Institute for Work & Health (Canada)
Sabrina Tonima is a knowledge transfer and exchange (KTE) associate at the Institute for Work & Health (IWH),- an independent, not-for-profit organization based in Toronto, Canada, that conducts and shares actionable research to promote, protect, and improve the health and safety of working people. As a member of the IWH KTE team, Ms. Tonima initiates stakeholder involvement and engagement in research projects, to seek their advice about the research process and the context in which research results are likely to be used. She also coordinates the IWH Speaker Series, which brings the latest findings from the IWH and beyond, through regular live-stream webinars. Prior to this position, Ms. Tonima provided research support to a variety of studies at IWH, including research on sustaining employment of people with episodic disabilities, the future of work disability policy in Canada, the evaluation of Ontario’s working-at-heights training, workplace violence in Ontario’s healthcare sector, and the development of the IWH Organizational Performance Metric.
Ms. Tonima has experience working in frontline health and safety operations within the manufacturing and education sectors in Ontario. She holds a Master of Health Evaluation degree from the University of Waterloo and a Knowledge Translation Professional Certificate accredited by the University of Toronto’s Continuing Professional Development Office.