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Workers' Action Centre

Provides information and advice to people in low-wage and unstable employment.

Record #: MET5491 Last Full Update: 16 May 2017
Description and Services
Description (Service) Workers rights education * information and referral on work-related issues such as employment law, human rights, harassment, Employment Insurance (EI), workers' compensation, health and safety legislation * information and drop-in sessions for workers wanting in-depth information on asserting their rights and protecting themselves at work * strategies and support regarding unpaid wages, vacation pay and holiday pay * referrals
Hours Mon-Wed 11 am-3 pm, Thu 1 pm-3 pm
Areas Served Ontario
Boundaries Ontario
Eligibility Open to all * particular focus on immigrant and visible minority workers with low incomes and unstable employment
Application Call for appointment
Languages English ; French ; Chinese (Mandarin) ; Spanish ; Tamil ; interpreters available for other languages (may be longer response time)
Fees None
Service Categories Employment Related Advocacy Groups ; Legal Issues Education/Information ~ Labour Issues ; Specialized Information and Referral ~ Labour Issues
Contact Information
Office Phone 416-531-0778
Fax 416-533-0107
E-Mail info@workersactioncentre.org
Website www.workersactioncentre.org
Primary Executive Brenda Campbell, Administrative Coordinator; Email: brenda@workersactioncentre.org
Alternate Executive Deena Ladd, Coordinator; Email: deena@workersactioncentre.org
Names
Alternate Name Workers Action Centre ; Worker's Action Centre
Former Name Toronto Organizing for Fair Employment (TOFFE) (2005) ; Workers' Information Centre (WIC) (2005)
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Toronto Downtown Central
Address & Map
720 Spadina Ave, Ste 223
Toronto, ON M5S 2T9
 
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Intersection Spadina Ave and Bloor St W
Physical Access Wheelchair accessible automatic main entrance - call for details