Labour Community Services is committed to achieving a just and equitable society for all.
The historic partnership between Toronto and York Region Labour Council and United Way Toronto and York Region has allowed us at Labour Community Services to amplify our positive influence. The collaboration that the partnership allows enables us to strengthen the Greater Toronto Area from the group up. HISTORY OF […]
Core to Labour Community Services work is the delivery of a 10 week program designed to train union members to become referral agents in their workplaces. Participants receive training on social issues faced by working people and the resources available in their community. Participants are trained in communication skills, interviewing, […]
We strongly believe in the power of social movements to bring about social change that is why Labour Community Services is vested in ensuring improvements to minimum wage, the elimination of poverty, building healthy communities, advancing diversity and equity, creating opportunities for leadership development and supporting the value of the […]
Diverse Workers Networks Diversity is our strength – 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 Networks to advance social justice and employment goals that […]
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 are building a bridge between the unions and the community to improve the lives of the people, establish healthy communities through union […]
Our Shared 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We congratulate the Ontario government on the steps it has taken today toward updating Ontario’s outdated labour and employment laws, and on their plan to increase minimum wage across the province because of the hard work of activists like yourselves.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.