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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Archives

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Communications

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

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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The WSIB Fails Workers Who Suffer Psychological Injuries

on December 12, 2016

Letter to WSIB’s President & CEO. The Workers’ Health and Safety Legal Clinic delivered a letter to Mr. Thomas Teahen, President and CEO of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB). The letter provides an example of the treatment injured workers face when they suffer from post traumatic stress disorder related to their workplace injury. Read more on this issue in Clinic Letter to the WSIB President and CEO.

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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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Radon Hazards

on August 1, 2016

U of T Engineering Students’ proposal for Ontario Building Code changes for Radon Gas. According to the World Health Organization, radon gas has become the second leading cause of lung cancer. In Ontario, high levels of radon can be found within Toronto’s GTA. Since there are no legal requirements in Ontario for radon testing, the current Ontario Building Code is inadequate to handle radon as a rising problem. The Canadian Environmental Law Association issued a report in November 2014 called Radon in Homes, Schools, and Workplaces: CELA Finds Legal Protections Lacking.

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