In September of last year, the Ontario Network of Injured Workers’ Groups presented a submission to the United Nations that the practice of “deeming” in Canadian workers’ compensation systems is a violation of human rights under the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
This first 2020 session of the Bancroft Institute for Studies on Workers’ Compensation and Work Injury will explore the strategy and background of raising workers compensation issues as disability issues under international human rights law and will feature legal experts, academics, injured workers, disability rights activists, and more.
Date: Thursday March 12, 2020
Time: 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Co-operative of Specialty Community Legal Clinics, Community Legal Clinic Co-op, 55 University Ave (near King), 15th floor, Rm C1/C2.
Jeffrey Hilgert (Université de Montréal)
Kerri Joffe (ARCH Disability Law Centre)
Steve Estey (Council of Canadians with Disabilities)
Laura Cattari (Social Policy Advocate)
Steve Mantis (Ontario Network of Injured Workers’ Groups)
The event is free, but registration is required. Register online at Bancroft2020.eventbrite.ca
Bancroft sessions are approved as training hours for the College of Vocational Rehabilitation Practitioners.
Bancroft requests a $10 voluntary donation from waged participants to cover costs (payable online or at the event).
- For more information on ONIWG’s UN Challenge, see “Ontario injured worker advocates take discrimination concerns to United Nations” (Toronto Star, Sep. 4, 2019) and read the ONIWG submission to the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
* Please note that this is a scent-free event.