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IAVGO and the Law Office of Antony Singleton are offering a series of seven (free) weekly seminars for workers and advocates – starting January 22, 2019 – on Injured Workers in the World of Precarious Work: advocacy and organized resistance.
This seminar series explores the major issues facing injured workers in the world of precarious work, to share information and explore strategies about how to move forward with individual cases and drive systemic change. A humane workers’ comp system that protects all workers is possible — but what does that look like, and how do we get there?
Guest speakers include Sara Mojtehedzadeh, Gary Newhouse, Chris Ramsaroop and Katherine Lippel.
Who should attend? Injured workers who want to understand their experience with the WSIB in a larger context and connect with others who’ve had similar experiences; Worker advocates who want to reflect on how their casework fits into the bigger picture, and get ideas on how they can help move the needle for injured workers; Law students who want to learn how a law practice can connect with social justice movements.
How to attend
Registration is free. You can register to attend the full series or sign up for one or more individual seminars (registration for the first 5 is live; see below). Seminars will be held at 55 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario (see Eventbrite link for location – 14th or 15th floor), and by webinar.
- January 22nd – Health care – https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/injured-workers-in-the-world-of-precarious-work-health-care-migrant-workers-tickets-54348928107
- January 29th – Funding – https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/injured-workers-in-the-world-of-precarious-work-funding-of-the-scheme-tickets-54666194058
- February 5th – Deeming – https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/injured-workers-in-the-world-of-precarious-work-deeming-tickets-54667255232
- February 12th – Return to work – https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/injured-workers-in-the-world-of-precarious-work-return-to-work-tickets-54667882107
- February 26th – Mental health – https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/injured-workers-in-the-world-of-precarious-work-mental-health-discrimination-tickets-54705215773
Any questions, please contact David Arruda at IAVGO, firstname.lastname@example.org, (416) 924-6477.
Do you want to learn more about the founding principles of workers’ compensation and the injured worker movement? Learn to speak out and get involved with changing the system?
Come to Orientation Day on January 1st at 5 p.m. to find out mroe about the Injured Worker Speaker School, meet previous participants. The School runs once a week for about 10 weeks, starting in February. (TTC tokens and food provided at the classes).
For more information, call Aidan or Rachel at (416) 461-2411.
The injured worker movement is growing ever stronger – we have a big struggle ahead of us, but we’re moving in the right direction!
Join us for the first meeting of 2019 on Thursday February 7th at 10:30 a.m. (A reminder: we are a scent-free location so please refrain from wearing perfumes, powders and colognes. Thank you)
Save the date, Thursday February 28, 2019 for the 20th Annual RSI Day Conference in Toronto. This free event will begin at 9:30 am (9 am registration) at the OPSEU Membership Centre, 31 Wellesley St. East, Toronto (across for the Wellesley Subway Station).
Once again we are putting together a great conference looking at the prevention and compensation of Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI), the number one cause of workplace injury in Ontario. Whether you are an injured worker (with RSI or not), a worker, a WSIB rep. or health & safety rep., we will have something for you. Confirmed speakers include Provincial Ergonomist Brian McInnes, Lawyer Maryth Yachnin, OHCOW Ergonomist David Mijatovic and Unifor Ergonomics Co-ordinator for Ford Thayne Smith. Additional details will be added here.
The RSI Day Toronto Committee is able to provide a free event each year which includes lunch and refreshments through donations from unions and other organizations. If your organization can donate, please contact email@example.com.
RSI Day Toronto Committee
c/o Injured Workers Consultants
815 Danforth Avenue, Suite 411
Toronto, ON M4J 1L2