Injuredworkersonline.org (IWO) website is maintained by Injured Workers Community Legal Clinic (IWC) for the injured worker community. It is a collaborative effort of injured workers, legal advocates, labour, community activists and supporters, researchers, and health professionals. Together we seek better treatment for injured workers by the workers’ compensation system, their employers and government.
“Representing injured workers free of charge since 1969”
IWC is an independent community legal aid clinic funded by Legal Aid Ontario. The clinic was founded in 1969 with the help of Al Baldwin, an injured worker activist. With a small but dedicated staff we strive to involve injured workers in the struggle for justice and in all aspects of the Clinic’s work, which includes casework, public education and outreach, law reform, research and organizing.
COVID-19 update: During the pandemic IWC is available for telephone appointments to discuss your workers’ compensation (WSIB) questions, including those related to COVID-19. For an appointment call (416) 461-2411 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Clinic hosts meetings of injured worker support groups, including the Bright Lights injured workers, Chinese Injured Worker Group and Women of Inspiration. IWC also hosts and supports Injured Workers’ Speakers Schools. (During COVID-19, meetings and support are taking place online, not on-site)
We work in conjunction with other injured worker organizations, advocacy groups and unions, including the Ontario Network of Injured Worker Groups (ONIWG), the Canadian Injured Worker Alliance (CIWA), the Toronto Injured Worker Advocacy Group (TIWAG), the Ontario Legal Clinic Workers’ Compensation Network, and the Ontario Federation of Labour. IWC also participates with injured workers, academics and other community organizations in worker-centred research projects.
815 Danforth Avenue, Suite 411
M4J 1L2 (between Pape and Donlands subways)
Phone (local): (416) 461-2411
Phone (toll-free): 1-833-461-2411
Fax. (416) 461-7138
(see map below for further directions)