The Ontario Network of Injured Worker Groups and Ontario Federation of Labour are joining forces June 1-2 to honour 100 years of workers’ compensation in Ontario – and collaborate on strengthening it for present-day and future injured workers. The rally on Injured Workers’ Day (beginning 11:00 a.m. outside the Legislative Assembly at Queen’s Park) will conclude with a march down to the Ministry of Labour on University Ave. The OFL/ONIWG Workers’ Compensation Conference will begin following the march on Monday afternoon and all-day Tuesday at the United Steelworkers’ Hall, 25 Cecil St, Toronto. An exciting programme for injured workers and activists will examine the relevance of the founding principles, review recent changes and problematic issues, and work on strategy and actions to engage all in ensuring a fairer system.
How can you get involved?
- We are seeking endorsements from unions and community organizations for the rally and march. If your group wants to be added to the list, please email Aidan at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Send the rally callout (to be released shortly) to your members and networks
- Participate in the conference and planning for an improved compensation system – space is limited so register early! [download registration form]
Please forward the completed registration form and personal assistance form (with payment) by May 22, 2015 to:
Ontario Federation of Labour
202-15 Gervais Drive
Toronto, Ontario M3C 1Y8
Tel: 416-443-7677 Fax: 416-441-1893
A block of rooms has been reserved at the University of Toronto Residence, 89 Chestnut Street and will be held until May 11, 2015 at a rate of $99 single or double occupancy. To reserve a room please call the hotel directly at 416-977-0707, extension 0 or by e-mail to email@example.com and indicate you are part of the conference.