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Our Impact

Labour Community Services is committed to achieving a just and equitable society for all.

United Way Toronto & York Region

By collaborating with other amazing organizations and individuals, we’re able to amplify our positive influence. Together with The United Way and York Region Labour Council’s support we are able to strengthen the Greater Toronto Area from the ground up.     HISTORY OF THE PARTNERSHIP The United Way Toronto and York […]

Labour Community Advocate Training

Over the past 30 years, Labour Community Services has offered a 10-week program dedicated to teaching union members about the social issues faced by working people and the resources available in their community. Participants are trained in communication skills, interviewing, and referral techniques so they can assist fellow union members […]

Labour Projects

Work with Labour The Toronto Community Benefits Network has built a strong community-labour partnership with a support base of workforce development agencies, learning institutions, and funders. Collectively we are creating impact on how development works in the city, starting with Toronto’s Light Rail Transit Projects. Labour Education Centre provides employement services, […]

Strengthening

Diverse Workers Networks The city of Toronto is composed of a diverse population, with almost 50% of the residents belonging to racialized groups. Labour Community Services works with the Filipino, Somali, Chinese, Tamil, and Ethiopian / Eritrean Workers Networks to advance social justice and employment goals that impact workers from […]

The Bridge Between Community & Labour

  We are Canadian Labour Services We aim to create a deep and lasting social solidarity between labour and community, to achieve a just and equitable society for all. We work toward the establishment of just and equitable society for all, build a bridge between the unions and the community to improve […]

Our Victories

We congratulate the Ontario government on the steps it has taken today toward updating Ontario’s outdated labour and employment laws, and on their plan to increase minimum wage across the province because of the hard work of activists like yourselves.

Before 1971, a new mother had to quit work or return to work quickly if her family depended on her income. Today, with 35 weeks of maternal / paternal leave, we advocate for better access to quality and affordable child care for all workers.

Thanks to our community allies, 10% of certain industry developments must be employed by community locals. This means provincial strength and $130B investment for projects across Ontario over the next 10 years.

Unions fought hard to give Canadians three important areas of power: the right to refuse unsafe work, the right to know about hazards in the workplace and the right to participate in health and safety discussions.

As one of the United Way Peel Region’s initiatives, people ages 14 – 24 have been able to address a range of societal issues through creative means. Additionally, over 70,000 children and youth were placed on a path to succeed in school and life.

The 40 hour work week or less, instead of 60 or more, is because railroad unions went on strike for a shorter work week with the same pay in the 1950s. Thanks to their efforts, work and life balance is on the horizon.

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