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An IWH systematic review has looked into the link between workplace injury and fatality risks and the use of prescription and recreational drugs that act on the central nervous system — including opioids, benzodiazepines and cannabis. In this presentation, Dr. Nancy Carnide shares findings from that systematic review.
The presentation may be attended in-person at the IWH Toronto office or via webinar. Webinar details and directions to the office will be provided upon registration.
Please register at: www.iwh.on.ca/events/speaker-series/2019-may-28
First in a series of free webinars on Health and the Mobile Workforce
- presents key findings from research on employment-related geographical mobility in the Canadian context looking at its impact on the effectiveness of workers’ compensation legislation in selected Canadian provinces
- distinguishes challenges that arise for different categories of workers who are injured, including those engaged in a long daily commute, intraprovincial and interprovincial workers and temporary foreign workers in Canada or Canadian workers engaged in work outside of Canada.
- examines some of the effects of the workers’ compensation process, particularly return-to-work requirements, on workers’ families.
Presenters: Katherine Lippel and Dana Howse; co-moderator Barb Neis
Thursday May 30 at 11:00 AM Pacific Time, 2:00 PM Eastern Time, 3:00 pm Atlantic, 3.30 NL
On June 1st, injured workers will join with the mounting resistance to Doug Ford by holding a raucous celebration of injured worker power. For the 36th year in a row, injured workers and their allies will descend on Queens park during Injured Workers Day to demand fairness from the workers’ compensation system.
While we intend this event to be a show of our united strength, we are also encouraging attendees to bring their families. Refreshments and games will be provided for children, and the program will include cultural performances alongside messages of solidarity and resistance.
Workers’ comp is a right! We will not give up the fight!
Join us in front of the Legislative Assembly, Queen’s Park at 12:00 noon.
See Facebook event https://www.facebook.com/events/587379061788603/
Details of other Injured Workers Day celebrations around the province to be announced shortly.
Second in a series of free webinars on Health and the Mobile Workforce explores challenges temporary foreign workers face while in Canada with regards to their access to different social rights, and how this may affect workers’ health and wellbeing.
Presenters: Dalia Gesualdi-Fecteau and Adam Perry; co-moderator Barb Neis
Monday June 10 at 11:00 AM Pacific Time, 2:00 PM Eastern Time, 3:00 pm Atlantic, 3.30 NL
The Ontario Network of Injured Workers Groups is holding its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, June 19th, and its joint conference with the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) on Thursday and Friday, June 20-21. The conference will be held at the IBEW Local 353 Hall, 1377 Lawrence Ave E. in Toronto (between Don Valley Parkway and Victoria Park Ave)
The purpose of this conference is to inform our activists and advocates, to review and reinvigorate the Workers’ Comp is a Right campaign, to work with our system partners to make the compensation system fairer for injured workers and to support collaboration with labour and the injured worker community to achieve these goals.
We begin with a special preview of the new Widows of Asbestos documentary about the Peterborough GE workers, followed by a panel discussion on lessons learned in fighting for victims of occupational disease. Afternoon workshop choices are OFL Prevention Links’ Advanced Workshop on Mental Injury Claims, or Mental Health 101, or Ableism, Discrimination and the Human Rights Code. On Friday morning Steven Bittle, Associate Professor of Criminology from the University of Ottawa presents his study on Underreporting Work-Related Deaths in Canada, followed by a panel discussion of what we can do about it. Friday morning will end with a discussion of labour and injured worker groups working together, and the conference will adjourn at 12:30 pm.
- download Conference agenda and Conference call/registration form
- register online at OFLONIWG2019.eventbrite.ca
This conference is a must for all workers’ compensation activists! Space is limited, so register early.
Hotel accommodation: A block of rooms has been reserved at the Toronto Don Valley Hotel and Suites, 175 Wynford Drive, and will be held until May 21, 2019, at a rate of $ 145.00 single or double occupancy. To reserve a room, contact the hotel at tel: 416-449-4111, toll-free reservation: 1-877-474-6835.
Third in a series of free webinars on Health and the Mobile Workforce presents findings from research on the multiple hazards mobile workers are exposed to while getting to work, and how well Canadian occupational health and safety legislation protects mobile workers engaged in a long daily commute, intraprovincial and interprovincial workers and temporary foreign workers in Canada or Canadian workers engaged in work outside of Canada.
Presented by Katherine Lippel. Co-moderator Barb Neis.
Thursday July 4, 2019 at 11 am PT; 2 pm ET