Labour Community Services understands that systemic racism continues to be a challenge that must be surmounted.

Special Projects is central to LCS’s attempts to address systemic racism through the work it does in bridging the interest of Labour and the larger community.

Labour Community Services is working with the Toronto and York Region Labour Council as well as other partners in reassessing and mapping the next phases of this work for implementation in 2019.

LCS understands that addressing systemic racism cannot be approached from the perspective of a linear project with a predictable end date. As such, LCS will continue this work while acknowledging progress as they occur.    

Please click on the following resources for more information on our campaign to raise awareness about the plight of refugees who strive to be resettled in Canada from across the World.

The Refugees Next Door

Yes, It Matters!

We are all Canadians

Working together to end systemic racism and create a just Canada for all.

Since the First Nations gave Toronto the name “a gathering place”, this city and region have been the destination of choice for generations of immigrants and refugees who come with their skills and dreams of making a better life for themselves and their families.

Unions in Canada have a proud history of standing up for justice and dignity. Since our unions were first formed, working people have sought a collective voice in the workplace and in society. We have found many ways to achieve better wages and working conditions and, most importantly, respect for what we do and who we are.

Today, however, we are hearing more stories about threats to our society in the form of immigrants and refugees. As our airwaves fill will these stories aimed at painting them in a negative light, Labour Community Services believes it is important to take a look at refugees coming to Toronto today, and what their arrival means for our unions and communities.