Video from the Toronto Purchase Revisited

From our monthly meeting on 24 Sept. 2018. Toronto has been home to Indigenous peoples for thousands of years, including the Wendat, Haudenosaunee, and most recently the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation. Today, it remains home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island. It goes without saying that most of Toronto’s Indigenous inhabitants – like its other inhabitants – are, for a sizable portion of their lives, workers. And many are aware that the processes that gave

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Histories of Toronto’s East-End Workers – Oct. 9, 7pm

Tuesday, October 9, 7:00 p.m. Ralph Thornton Community Centre 765 Queen St E. (east of Broadview) ** Note change from our usual location ** The area of Toronto east of the Don River has always had a rich, distinctive history. Its industries, its neighbourhoods, and its community institutions have all sustained a large working-class population. Come out to hear fascinating reports on three projects that explore that history, focusing on industry, health care, and community journalism.   Camille Begin, The

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The Toronto Purchase Revisited: Indigenous History in Toronto – Sept. 17, 7pm

Monday, September 17, 7:00 p.m. Steelworkers’ Hall, 25 Cecil St. Toronto has been home to Indigenous peoples for thousands of years, including the Wendat, Haudenosaunee, and most recently the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation. Today, it remains home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island. It goes without saying that most of Toronto’s Indigenous inhabitants – like its other inhabitants – are, for a sizable portion of their lives, workers. And many are aware that the processes that gave rise

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Save the Dates: Fall Monthly Meetings

Please save the dates for the fall line-up of TWHP monthly meetings! Make sure to stay tuned to the website and/or mailing list for more information. Sept. 17: The Toronto Purchase Oct. 9: Workers in Toronto’s East End (note that we are looking into East End venues, so stay tuned for location) Nov. 13: Remembering the Days of Action We also invite you to attend the TWHP co-sponsored book launch for Christo Aivalis’ The Constant Liberal: Pierre Trudeau, Organized Labour, and

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Challenging Child Labour: June 13, 7pm

Join us for our next monthly meeting, “Challenging Child Labour.” Wednesday June 13, 7:00 p.m. Steelworkers’ Hall, 25 Cecil St. Children in this country once started work for their families or their bosses at a young age. In some parts of the world they still do. June 12 is World Day Against Child Labour, and TWHP is holding a meeting the next day to explore child labour in the past and present. Craig Heron, labour historian at York University, will discuss how children were

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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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