Occ-COVID: A Year in review – finding lessons


Ahead of the national Day of Mourning, Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW) presents a look back at last year, marking losses and finding lessons. Agenda includes:

  • The Tragedy of COVID-19 in Canada: A Tale of Hubris, Fatal Choices and Preventable Failures, Mario Possamai, 2003-6 SARS Commission Senior Adviser, 2021 author of “Fatal Choices: COVID-19, Nursing & the Tragedy of Long-term Care”
  • Counting Counts: The Drive to Mark Losses and Find Lessons, Natalie Mehra, Executive Director, Ontario Health Coalition
  • The Ontario Education Sector Pandemic Response Receives a Failing Grade: Lessons in workplace transmission, Tracie Edward, Health and Safety Coordinator, Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario
  • Food for Thought: Essential Workers at Highest Risk, Tim Deelstra, Engagement and Media Relations Strategist, United Food and Commercial Workers Canada

Session is free; but please register on Eventbrite

If participants wish to share information on the impact on their community, it will be included in slides and video to be posted later.