A Living Wage in Ontario: Why It Matters
October 11th & 12th, 2012
Cara Commons, Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University
7th Floor, 55 Dundas Street W., Toronto
• Thursday, October 11th, 7:00 pm - Evening keynote address
The History and Potential of the Living Wage Movement: The B.C. Experience, featuring Seth Klein, Director of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives–BC.
• Friday, October 12th, 8:30-4:30 pm - Full-day workshop
What does it take to make a living wage?
What role can governments play in ensuring a living wage?
How can businesses get engaged in the goal of paying a living wage?
What can we learn from Canadian experiences with living wage campaigns?
The workshop will draw on real-life examples of living wage successes and it will provide space for participants to consider what a living wage could mean in the context of reducing income inequality in Ontario.
Guest speakers include:
Hugh Mackenzie and Jim Stanford, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Jaime McEvoy, City Councillor, New Westminster
Michael McCarthy Flynn, full-time organizer, Metro Vancouver Living Wage campaign
Jordan Brennan, Dept. of Political Science, York University
Robert White, B.R.I. Consultants
Kristyn Wong-Tam, City Councillor, Toronto
Kernaghan Webb, Director, Institute for the Study of Corporate Social Responsibility, Ryerson University
Winnie Ng, Sam Gindin Chair in Social Justice, Ryerson University
Sonia Singh, Workers’ Action Centre,
Dave Tate, ACORN
Kirsten Sutton, SAP Labs
… and more!
Centre for Labour Management Relations, Ryerson University
Centre for Civic Governance, Colombia Institute
Social Planning Toronto
Income Security Advocacy Centre
Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction
Our workshop has reached capacity, and registration is now closed. If you have any questions, please contact CCPA-Ontario Director Trish Hennessy at email@example.com.