Join us for a workshop with the Workers’ Action Centre to learn how to get more involved in the movement to improve labour standards and enhance workers’ rights in your community.

January 25, 2017 | *10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. EST
Workers' Action Centre | Toronto, Ontario

*Registration and refreshments will start at 9:30 am

Vibrant Communities' Game Changer approach to poverty reduction identifies income security through employment as an action area that elicits an array of positive, significant, and cascading outcomes towards reducing poverty. With the Ontario government’s Changing Workplaces Review now in its homestretch, we have a critical once-in-a-generation opportunity to support legislative change that will protect and uphold workers' rights.

Advisors C. Michael Mitchell and the Honourable John C. Murray released their interim report on Ontario’s labour laws in July 2016 and their recommendations for legislative reform are expected in February 2017. We need to connect our local employment and income security initiatives like living wage, make tax time pay, and more to this urgent opportunity to influence provincial legislative change and engage our communities in the process.

Some of the reforms we need our elected representatives to implement include:

  • Fair schedules
  • Decent hours of work
  • Paid sick days
  • Protection from violations of our rights
  • Equal pay for equal work

Join us at WAC's brand new Training Centre in Toronto on January 25 to find out how you can be part of the growing movement around decent work.

Since launching on April 15, 2015, the Fight for $15 and Fairness has inspired new forms of organizing from airport workers, health workers, faith leaders, young workers, grocery sector workers and more. This one-day workshop will be an opportunity to learn from the experiences of those on the frontlines of this movement, as well as how the Fight for $15 and Fairness intersects with living wage and the Vibrant Communities' income and employment Game Changer area.

During this meeting, you will have a chance to:

  • Connect your local initiative to the decent work movement;
  • Share information with other poverty reduction leaders from across the province;
  • Draft your strategy to find allies and influence local employment and income security;
  • Access resources about engaging your community in decent work;
  • Hone your skills in community engagement and advocacy; and
  • Develop a common plan of action that will strengthen the fight for decent work everywhere.

Participation in the workshop is FREE and includes all-day learning sessions, morning refreshments, lunch and afternoon refreshments. In addition, travel bursaries for Vibrant Communities Canada - Cities Reducing Poverty (VCC-CRP) members are available. Please contact Valentine Muigai at for more information.

Join us and take advantage of this opportunity to connect with other local leaders across the province who are fighting for decent work in their local communities.

Spaces are limited. Reserve your spot now.

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