Workplace Democracy for the 21st Century


On June 16ththe Broadbent Institute is teaming up with Woodsworth College and the Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources at the University of Toronto for a free event you won't want to miss: Workplace Democracy for the 21st Century

To combat precarious work, enhance job satisfaction, increase productivity and support decent wages and working conditions, critical new thinking is needed. Come take part in an afternoon of thought-provoking speakers and panels including remarks by Institute Chair Ed Broadbent. As part of this event, we're excited to be releasing an important new discussion paper

The event is free but seating is limited and registration is required below.

Event schedule:
2:00 - 2:15  –  Welcome remarks from Ed Broadbent and Carol Chin, Acting Principal, Woodsworth College
2:15 - 3:30pm –  Presentation of discussion paper by: Rafael Gomez, Professor & Director of the Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources at the University of Toronto; Juan Gomez, Senior Partner, Policy and Public Affairs at ThinkTank Toronto.
A response panel will follow featuring:
  • Kaylie Tiessen, economist in the research department at Unifor and a research associate with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
  • Fay Faraday, constitutional and human rights lawyer; author of Profiting from the Precarious 
  • Chris Roberts, social and economic policy director, Canadian Labour Congress
  • Moderated by Sara Mojtehedzadeh, Work and Wealth Reporter, Toronto Star
3:30-3:45pm – Coffee break
3:45-5:00pm – Exploring worker "voice" in practice with:
  • Leah Vosko, Canada Research Chair in the Political Economy of Gender & Work at York University and Co-lead researcher at Closing the Gap
  • Lis Pimentel, President, Unite Here Local 75
  • Ajamu Nangwaya, Ph.D., is an educator, writer and organizer and served on the founding board of directors of the United States Federation of Worker Cooperatives
  • Moderated by Colette Murphy, Executive Director of the Atkinson Foundation
5:00 pm - Reception to be hosted across the street at Kruger Hall in the Peter F. Bronfman Courtyard at 119 St. George st.

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June 16, 2016 at 2:00pm - 5pm
Innis College Town Hall
2 Sussex Ave
Toronto, ON M5S 1J5
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Will you come?