Diverse Workers Network

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 impact workers from Filipino, Somali, Chinese, Tamil, and Ethiopian/Eritrean workers networks.

Their current mission is to achieve significant reforms to current labour legislations in Ontario – neither the Employment Standards Act nor the Labour Relations Act have been updated in many decades. In 2015, members of the various networks gave deputations to the special advisors on the Changing Workplaces Review panel, hosted a mix of social and educational events, and increased their involvement with civic engagement in the city.

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Toronto Community Benefit Network

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

Labour Education Centre provides employment services, access to job postings and literacy and basic skills training. Our experienced staff offer a range of services aimed to help you get back into the workforce. We lead Labour Education Centre’s Literacy and Basic Skills classes and also conduct classes in workplaces and in community centres upon request.

The Toronto and York Region Labour Council

The Toronto and York Region Labour Council is a central labour body that combines the strength of hundreds of local unions representing 205,000 working men and women and their families. Its mandate is to organize and advocate on issues that are vital to working people throughout the region.

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