Legal services

We advise and represent individuals with employment and health and safety related issues, including those advocating for a healthier and safer workplace.

Public Education

We serve as a resource to many vulnerable groups seeking information on workers rights. We present over 150 public legal education workshops annually.

Law reform

We participate in law reform that effect changes to laws and policies governing employment, health and safety, workers compensation and related workplace laws.

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Keep up to date with clinic activities! Our newsletters feature articles on recent case law decisions, ongoing cases, and law reform initiatives.

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Communications

Here you will find our latest newsletters, public activities and more.

Spring 2017 Newsletter – Vol. 25, No. 1

on April 21, 2017

The Workers’ Health and Safety Legal Clinic is pleased to publish its Spring 2017 Newsletter – Vol. 25, No. 1. In this publication, you will find commentary about clinic casework and law reform efforts, as well as meet our new staff. Read more on these issues in the Spring 2017 Clinic Newsletter.

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Day of Mourning - Italian Fallen Workers Memorial - April 28th at 3:00 pm

on April 19, 2017

Last year, on April 28, the Committee for the Italian Fallen Workers Memorial Project was proud to formally unveil the Italian Fallen Workers Memorial Wall honouring almost one thousand workers of Italian origin who have been killed in workplace tragedies across Ontario. This year, the Committee will be adding hundreds of names and broadening the project to include workers of Italian origin who were killed in these terrible workplace tragedies across Canada, from 1900 to today.

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Injured Workers' Demonstration

on December 13, 2016

Injured workers, advocates, union members and allies rallied in Toronto on December 12th, for the annual call to action against austerity measures that have been taken by the Workers Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB). The rally began at the WSIB’s Toronto office located at 200 Front Street West and then continued at the Ombudsman’s office located at 483 Bay Street. A letter voicing concerns with the WSIB was delivered to a representative of Ontario’s Ombudsman, Mr.

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Annual Report 2016

on November 21, 2016

The Workers’ Health and Safety Legal Clinic’s Annual Report outlines the activities and initiatives that were made in pursuit of advocating for workers’ rights. It further details the Clinic’s efforts to continue providing consistently high quality services in a cost-effective, efficient and innovative manner. The Clinic provides such legal services as advice, representation, public legal education and law reform concerning occupational health and safety and related workplace laws. The following

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