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Toronto

We are not disposable!

Date and time

2014.02.01, 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Details

What: Panel discussion and workshop with several injured migrant workers who stood up for their right to stay in Ontario for healthcare and workers compensation.

When: Saturday, February 1, 2014; 3:30PM to 5:30PM

Where: College Street United Church, 452 College Street, Toronto

TTC tokens available. Refreshments will be served. The space is accessible. Free to attend.

Migrant farmworkers do some of the most dangerous work in Ontario yet they are heavily precluded from obtaining their rights to workers’ compensation. With limited exceptions, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) “disposes” of injured migrant workers to a life of poverty and ill health even though they were injured as a result of their labour in Ontario. Join us for this great event as we hear from injured migrant workers who have taken a stand to say no one is disposable!

This event is part of the “Better Healthcare” Campaign and is organized by Injured Workers Action for Justice and endorsed by IAVGO Community Legal Clinic and Justicia for Migrant Workers.

Cost

Free

Venue

College Street United Church

Address

452 College Street

City

Toronto

Country

Canada

Links

Economic sectors

Agriculture and horticulture workers, Other, and General farm workers

Content types

Support initiatives

Target groups

(Im)migrants workers, Unions, and NGOs/community groups/solidarity networks

Geographical focuses

Ontario

Languages

English and Spanish