ONIWG AGM & ONIWG/OFL Conference (June 19-21, Toronto)

| IBEW Local 353 Hall

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.

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.