We are a group of health workers from across Ontario participating in evidence-based interventions that support decent work and health.
NEW IN SPRING 2018:
The Decent Work and Health Network is offering customized training for health workers and students on the new employment laws. This training will be offered onsite at health agencies in the Greater Toronto Area (with the possibility of training outside the GTA by request). Trainings can be booked starting in March, 2018.
Register here to join our training webinar on the new employment law, May 16, 12:00-1:00 PM. This webinar is for health sector workers in family health teams, community health centres and other community-serving clinics, and health promotion. You will learn about new protections that affect many of the people you provide services to, and that may apply to you or your colleagues as well. Please invite others in frontline health roles to join as well! (Share our poster.)
- Orientation to new employment standards and rights (e.g. minimum wage, personal emergency leave, equal pay for equal work)
- How to support clients in accessing these rights
- How to address requests for “doctor’s notes”
- Engaging in ongoing advocacy around employment as a determinant of health
It is critical that as many health providers and health students as possible know about the new laws so that we can share this information with peers, clients, patients, and the public. The Decent Work and Health Network is also preparing tools to help spread this information which will be available on our website soon.
For more information, contact Kate Atkinson: firstname.lastname@example.org or (416) 864-6060 x76156.