Injured Workers’ Consultants (IWC) has developed its library collection over 40 years’ of community work. These resources support and record the Clinic’s activities to improve Ontario’s workers’ compensation system and address injured worker poverty through casework, law reform, research and education.
Submissions, research papers, and publications document changes to compensation legislation, policy and services. The effect of these changes on the injured worker, often in the worker’s own words, is gathered from many sources: workshops and conferences, public consultations and hearings, injured worker groups, media investigations and coverage, participatory action projects, lobbying and advocacy activities, oral histories & personal accounts recorded in photos, poems and song. This material, in a wide range of formats (printed, online, graphic, audiovisual and artefact), is a valuable part of the historical record of Ontario’s injured worker movement.
How to search it
With the financial support of the Law Foundation of Ontario, IWC provides public access to the collection through its online catalogue developed by the great team at MINISIS Inc. See Library catalogue search guide for help and use our specialized “IWC Thesaurus” which lists subject terms and definitions to help you more easily find material on your search topic.
Archival material on the injured workers’ movement and workers’ compensation, as well as new material, is continually being added. A digitization project, also funded by the Foundation, lets us make many of these publications available in full-text through the catalogue.
The library is open to external users by appointment:
Injured Workers’ Consultants
815 Danforth Ave, Suite 411
Toronto, ON M4J 1L2
phone: 416-461 2411