Weekly News

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://lakeheadu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYld-mrpzspGNyuU6bE832G2LPR_KEL_hNH

You are invited to the DWC2020 Virtual Conference that will be held over four days, November 25 & 26 and December 1 & 2, from 12:30-3:30 EDT. The theme for this year’s conference is the “Strategy in Action—Pathways and Impacts”, with subthemes for each day as follows:

·       Wednesday November 25, 2020 – The Big Picture–Challenges and Opportunities
·       Thursday November 26, 2020 – Progress in the Workplace
·       Tuesday December 1, 2020 – Strengthening Supports for Workers
·       Wednesday December 2, 2020 – Moving Forward Together

As we all know, 2020 has been a very tough year, creating new challenges for the employment of persons with disabilities.  The DWC conference is focused on how to meet those challenges and continue to make progress on implementation of the Pan-Canadian Strategy for Disability and Work. 

We will be sending the preliminary agenda, as well as information on conference accessibility, soon.

To register, click here (DWC2020 registration website  https://reg.unityeventsolutions.com/se/DWCVC2020/ATT/EN/process.aspx?ut_SGU=1FF52E0D-4BCD-4778-9669-32A3D3E6AD1D&ut_CST=BC1A08EA-6700-4D55-872A-68FA297E36B0).  The deadline for the early bird rate is November 10th.

Pour vous inscrire, veuillez cliquer ici (site d’inscription de la Conférence sur PHTC 2020 https://reg.unityeventsolutions.com/se/DWCVC2020/ATT/EN/process.aspx?ut_SGU=1FF52E0D-4BCD-4778-9669-32A3D3E6AD1D&ut_CST=BC1A08EA-6700-4D55-872A-68FA297E36B0), malheureusement en anglais seulement). Nous offrons une réduction des frais à ceux qui s’inscrivent avant le 10 novembre.

 Subsidies are available for injured workers
and people with disabilities.  


Ontario Network of Injured Workers’ Groups‘ new speakers series

The series has been launched to celebrate the three year anniversary of ONIWG’s historic “Workers’ Comp Is A Right“. It will will focus on a different workers’ comp issue every month, and will feature presentations from injured workers, allies, advocates, and experts. 

In case you missed the October 8 event, here is a fun video that came out of this first session.

Have you signed the Ontario Network of Injured Workers’ Groups’ petition to demand that injured workers are involved in the hiring process for WSIB’s next president? We need your help. Sign and share at: change.org/WSIBPresident.



New support for our Tuesday morning legal education and support group!

The Thunder Bay & District Injured Workers Support Group (TB&DIWSG) is pleased to announce their partnership with the United Steelworkers Family and Community Education Fund (FCEF) in coordination with Northwestern Ontario Steelworkers Area Council with the sponsorship of our weekly legal education and support group sessions online until December 1st


Articles to Check Out

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