March 2018 update                                                             View this email in your browser

March 2018 Update

  • Network meeting - March 20
  • Provincial Strategy Meeting - March 23-24
  • International Women's Day
  • Social Media Day of Action - March 15
TONIGHT: Join health students at University of Toronto to learn about the new employment law in Ontario. Click the image above for event details. To plan a training for your campus or workplace, get in touch, and check out this customizeable poster (download).

Come to our next network meeting, March 20!

Many health fields were represented at the February network meeting -- it was wonderful to have some new voices in the conversation. Dr. Danyaal Raza gave a great session on writing an effective op-ed. (See images below.)

Join us at our next network meeting next Tuesday, March 20.

5:30 PM - Snacks
6:00-7:15 PM - Meeting
7:15-8:00 PM - Skill Session - Sharing the Message: Speaking to Media with Dr. Andrew Pinto

Workers' Action Centre, Suite 202, 720 Spadina Ave, Toronto (map)
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RSVP via Facebook or by emailing Kate at

$15 and Fairness Provincial Strategy Meeting

Come to the annual 2-day $15 and Fairness strategy meeting in Toronto on Friday, March 23 & Saturday, March 24 (register here). With more clarity on what's at stake in the provincial election and all three major party leaders confirmed, this meeting presents a crucial opportunity to hone advocacy skills, sharpen our analysis, and connect with others in the movement for decent work.


  • March 23 Public Forum featuring Bhairavi Desai of New York Taxi Workers Alliance, 7:00-9:00 PM, Central YMCA, 20 Grosvenor St., Toronto (Event details)
  • March 24 Decent Work and Health Network Caucus, 10:00-11:00 AM, Central YMCA (Event details)
  • Full program, including keynotes from Bhairavi Desai, Avi Lewis, and EKyeong Kwak, click here.

International Women's Day

Decent Work and Health Network member Mei Wen, a third-year medical student at University of Toronto, presented on a panel organized by students at Dalla Lana School of Public Health on March 8 (photo, right). Her talk focused on the links between health and precarious work, and how health providers have been organized within the Fight for $15 and Fairness to push for better working conditions to promote health in Ontario. 

Social Media Day of Action

We continue to support Tim Hortons workers as many of them face cuts to benefits and allowances and the general erosion of their working conditions. On March 15 (tomorrow!), $15 and Fairness is organizing a social media day of action. Click here to participate -- it takes a minute to sign up, and you'll help to make the message loud and clear!


Sandani Hapuhennedige and Afnan Naeem published an op-ed in The Varsity for International Women's Day on the importance of improving health conditions for women. Click the image to read their piece.
Dr. Danyaal Raza gives a session on writing an effective op-ed at the most recent network meeting. (February 20, 2018)
Keep in touch. To find out about trainings, events, or opportunities to contribute writing and research, email us. We love to hear new ideas about how we can strengthen and deepen our advocacy and connections to other groups.
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