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April 2018 Update - 8 weeks until the election


How can we raise our voices to defend worker protections and call for more?


The election on June 7 is approaching quickly. When candidates discuss their policy platforms, we must ask them how they will protect and improve workers' rights in the province as a matter of individual, family and public health. Read below to find out more, and join us!
Old and new members of the Decent Work and Health Network held a caucus at the Fight for $15 and Fairness Provincial Strategy Meeting, sharing updates on actions across Ontario and making plans for the election. (March 24, 2018)

Next Network Meeting - April 17, 2018


Are you looking for a way to make sure that political candidates and the public feel confident in promoting decent work for decent health in Ontario? Join our monthly network meeting in Toronto this coming Tuesday, April 17, 6:00-8:00 PM. All are welcome, and we value the experience and contributions of people from a range of health fields.

5:30 PM - Snacks
6:00-6:15 PM - Introductions
6:15-6:45 PM - Skill Session - How to Plan (and have fun at!) a Successful Action - Jared Ong of Workers' Action Centre
6:45-8:00 - Updates and planning

Workers' Action Centre, Suite 202, 720 Spadina Ave, Toronto (map)
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RSVP via Facebook or by emailing info@decentworkandhealth.org.
Public health students at U of T contributed to discussion on the new employment law and its impact on individuals and the public. (March 14, 2018)
Dr. Jesse McLaren shares the links between precarious work and health during a training on the employment law for U of T medical students. (April 6, 2018)

Upcoming Events

  • Tuesday, April 17: DWHN April Network Meeting, 6:00-8:00 PM (details above)
  • Tuesday, April 24: $15 and Fairness City-Wide Organizing Meeting, 6:00-8:00 PM, Workers' Action Centre, 720 Spadina Ave., Suite 202, Toronto
  • Wednesday, May 16: DWHN Webinar Training on the New Employment Protections for Health Providers Across Ontario, 12:00-1:00 PM. RSVP HERE and invite your colleagues!

New: We have a blog!


We've started a blog on our website to track our activities, lessons and ideas. Check out our first entry, the text of the panel presentation that Mei Wen gave last month for International Women's Day. Let us know if you would like to write a piece for the blog about precarious work and health or advocacy.

We've also made our website a better place to keep up to date: see our newsletter archive and calendar of events.
We continue to offer training on the new employment law for health workplaces and campuses. One of the best ways to protect our wins is to make sure everyone knows of their new rights and/or the rights of their clients, patients and community members. Request training for your workplace.
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