News from Ontario Network of Injured Workers' Groups

Ontario Network of Injured Workers' Groups (ONIWG) are a group of workers (and family members) who have been injured or made sick on the job. With first-hand experience of the WCB/WSIB system, they are working to improve it.

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Injured workers call for reversal of WSIB's 30% premium rate reduction for employers

A 30% reduction made to employer premiums by the provincial government will lead to less compensation for workers who have been injured or made ill on the job: ONIWG.

Posted:
October 02, 2018

May 31 and June 1: Injured Workers' Day Rally and Events

When: Thursday, May 31, and Friday, June 1, 2018

Where: Queen's Park

You are invited to join the overnight vigil on Thursday, May 31, and the rally on Friday, June 1, both at Queen's Park.

Posted:
May 25, 2018

May 26: Justice for Injured Workers bike ride

When: Reception and gathering, Friday, May 25, 2018; ride Saturday, May 26 - Sunday, May 27

Where: From Elliot Lake to Sudbury

The message for this year's bike ride will be "Occupational Disease: The Other Workplace Fatality". 

Posted:
February 21, 2018

November 7: Injured Worker Community Meeting, Peel

When: Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Where: Bramalea Community Health Centre, 40 Finchgate Blvd, Suite 224, Brampton L6T 3J1

This is a free afternoon of education, peer support, and legal advice, and a discussion on how you can help fight for better conditions for injured workers.

Posted:
October 18, 2017

June 1: Injured Workers' Day Rally & March

When & where: 

  • Rally and march, Thursday, June 1, 2017, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. ET, Queen's Park, Toronto, M7A 1A5
  • Panel discussion, Thursday, June 1, 2017, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m., OCAD University Auditorium - 100 McCaul Street, Room 190

A rally and march, followed by a panel discussion, are on the agenda for the June 1 event.

Posted:
May 02, 2017

June 1: 30th Anniversary of Injured Workers' Day in Ontario

Rally Date Saturday, June 1, 2013
Time 11 a.m.
Place Queen's Park – Ontario Legislature - walk north from Queen's Park subway stop – College St. & University Ave.
Contact Ontario Network of Injured Workers Groups (ONIWG) at 905-662-7128; IAVGO at 416-924-6477; IWC at 416-461-2411

Overnight Vigil Date Friday, May 31, 2013
Time 4 p.m.
Place Queen's Park


June 1, 2013, marks the 30th Anniversary of Injured Workers' Day in Ontario.

Posted:
May 23, 2013

June 1: Injured Workers Day Toronto

Date June 1, 2012
Time 11 a.m. (overnight vigil begins at 4 p.m., Thursday, May 31)
Where Ontario Legislature, Queen's Park
Phone Ontario Network of Injured Workers Groups at 905-662-7128; IAVGO at 416-924-6477; IWC at 416-461-2411; TWHSLC at 416-971-8832

Activities scheduled in Toronto for Injured Workers Day include a rally at Queen's Park and an overnight vigil.

Posted:
May 08, 2012

Survey on poverty and the injured worker: Deadline extended to December 17

The Ontario Network of Injured Workers Groups is asking for help with a survey on the poverty and well-being of permanently injured workers, more urgently needed now because of proposed changes to workers' compensation that will cut costs at the expense of injured workers. Survey deadline extended to December 17.

Posted:
November 08, 2010

Survey on poverty and the injured worker

The Ontario Network of Injured Workers Groups is asking for help with a survey on the poverty and well-being of permanently injured workers, more urgently needed now because of proposed changes to workers' compensation that will cut costs at the expense of injured workers.

Posted:
September 07, 2010