Who we are
We are a group of workers with permanent injuries from workplace accidents or exposures who gave our best to Ontario, and continue to give our very best. We come together regularly to support each other and try to keep up with changes that affect us as injured workers. We may not have a lot of political weight, but we have a lot of moral weight as we are the very purpose of the compensation system.
Our group is called Bright Lights because of earlier political concerns about the “unfunded liability”. In the mid-nineties this issue raised its political head and the Board fired then Chair Odoardo Di Santo to replace him with a business executive from General Electric who headed the transition team. One of our members suggested: “We do not need new light bulbs, we need some bright lights”. This is how our name started.
How to contact us
Call Injured Workers’ Consultants community legal clinic at phone: (416) 461-2411 for more information about our group.
Actions and activities
Bright Lights meets the first Thursday of every month from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at Injured Workers’ Consultants (815 Danforth Ave, Suite 411, Toronto – between Pape and Donlands subway station) to:
- learn of and discuss new developments in policy and law
- share our experiences with the compensation system
- give input based on our experience to consultations and government committees
We take part in research on workers’ compensation, and raise public awareness about problems in the current system that have so many injured workers living in poverty.