TWHP presentation on Our Times Magazine – September 2022

For 40 years, Our Times has been the heartbeat of the Canadian labour movement, publishing workers’ stories and celebrating the movement’s victories, while challenging us to think about doing things in different ways.Lorraine Endicott worked at Our Times for 38 years, beginning as a writer and a receptionist for Our Times’ print shop in Toronto, before becoming managing editor, working from New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. It takes a village to keep an independent labour magazine like Our Times alive and

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THE STRUGGLE FOR CHILD CARE

Tuesday 12 October 7 pm on ZOOM A new federally sponsored child-care program is unfolding across Canada. This initiative didn’t fall from the sky – it’s the result of decades of agitation by child-care activists in Toronto and the rest of the country. We are bringing together a panel to discuss the campaigns for decent, publicly supported child care and to assess how this new program measures up. Lisa Pasolli is Assistant Professor of history at Queen’s University and the author

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Predicting the Future of Temporary Foreign Worker Programs… In the 1960s and 70s

Originally published on Active History on 4 October 2017. Republished here with permission. Edward Dunsworth The Thanksgiving season is often seized upon by farmworkers and activists to highlight agricultural workers’ contributions to society and the precarious conditions that so often characterize their work and life. In both Canada and the United States, farm labour activists have riffed on a popular motif which recognizes farmers, modifying it to some variation of: “Got Food? Thank a Farmworker.” In Canada, these messages have

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Good Enough to Work, Good Enough to Stay: Migrant Workers in Toronto and Canada – October 10th @ 7pm

Join us at Steelworkers Hall (25 Cecil St.), on Tuesday, October 10th at 7pm for a panel discussion – Good Enough to Work, Good Enough to Stay: Migrant Workers in Toronto and Canada. While characterized as “temporary” foreign workers, migrant workers have been a permanent part of Canadian workforces and communities for decades. The Caribbean Domestic Scheme began in 1955, the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program in 1966, and the last two decades have witnessed a massive growth in the number of TFWs working in

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