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Injured Workers’ Day

June 01, 2024 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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Across Ontario

On June 1 every year, injured and ill workers, advocates, and labour activists gather in cities across the province to mark Injured Workers’ Day. We rally on this day to celebrate the gains made through united action, raise current concerns, and remind governments we cannot be ignored.

Injured Workers’ day commemorates June 1, 1983, when over three thousand injured workers descended on Queen’s Park and forced a government committee looking at major changes to Ontario’s workers’ compensation system to conduct a public hearing on the steps of the Legislature.

This year–whether you can attend an in-person event or not–we are asking for people to pledge support for the Injured Workers’ Bill of Rights.

It demands the Province enshrine basic protections for those who are injured and made ill at work, including important items like: WSIB coverage for all workers; unimpeded access to healthcare; outlawing deeming/phantom jobs; listening to doctors; protections for older workers; and officially declaring June 1 to be Injured Workers’ Day.

If you are an injured worker unable to attend an action in person, please still RSVP and indicate in the notes section that you are an injured worker and cannot attend in person. Upon seeing this, we will reserve you a chair with your name on it at the Toronto event.

Click here for more information and to take action to support injured workers.

Find an event near you: 

When: Saturday, June 1 from 11:00 a.m.
Where: Victoria Park, 580 Clarence Street, London, ON N6A 3N1 (map)

Thunder Bay
Flag Raising
When: Thursday, May 30 from 10:00 a.m.
Where: City Hall, 500 Donald Street East, Thunder Bay, ON P7E 5V3 (map)

When: Saturday, June 1 from 11:00 a.m.
Where: Queen’s Park, South lawn, Toronto, ON M7A 1A2 (map)

If there are other confirmed events happening in Ontario that are not on this list, please contact us here.