october, 2016

5oct12:30 pm- 2:00 pmPrecarious work and health: walking the talk in health care organizations


Event Details

Date: October 5, 2016

Time: 12:30-2:00pm

Please join us to find out:

  • How working conditions in the health care sector are impacting the health of workers.
  • What health care organizations can do to improve the situation.

Presentations from: Deena Ladd from Workers’ Action Centre, Daniyal Zuberi from the University of Toronto and Axelle Janczur from Access Alliance.

Presentations from: Deena Ladd from Workers’ Action Centre, Daniyal Zuberi from the University of Toronto and Axelle Janczur from Access Alliance. Moderated by Andrew Pinto from the Centre for Urban Health Solutions and the Decent Work and Health Network. Please see speaker bios below.

Space is limited, to RSVP please email Centrelist@smh.ca

Event is wheelchair accessible.

Speaker bios:

Deena Ladd is one of the founders and a co-ordinator at the Workers’ Action Centre. WAC organizes to improve wages and working conditions with women, racialized, immigrant and low-waged workers in precarious jobs that face discrimination, violations of rights and no benefits in the workplace.

Dan Zuberi is RBC Chair and Associate Professor of Social Work and Public Policy at the University of Toronto. His research focuses on urban poverty, work and labour, social policy, health, education, and social welfare. He is author of several books, including Cleaning Up: How Hospital Outsourcing is Hurting Workers and Patients (Cornell University Press, 2013).

Axelle Janczur has been working in the not for profit sector in Toronto for over 25 years. She is an experienced trainer and public speaker, and a committed volunteer. With an M.A. in political science and an MBA from the Schulich School of Business, over her career she has focused on addressing systemic barriers to accessing services by vulnerable populations, addressing service standards and quality issues as well as capacity building in priority communities. Most recently in her role as ED at Access Alliance some of her accomplishments include advocating for improved access to the determinants of health for individuals and communities facing discrimination and marginalization and developing a community based research agenda.



(Wednesday) 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm EST


Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute

209 Victoria Street, 5th Floor RM 511

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