Advocacy is probably one of the most important things for positive social change.
There is always a need for more advocacy groups, which are Non for Profit Organizations that provide support services, as well as fight and advocate for injured workers.
If there is neither a advocacy group in your area or a support group and you want to start one I have setup a page to help you understand how to start a group and how to fund it.
This page has been setup to inform injured workers about
the advocacy programs going on to help injured workers.
Please note that Injured Worker Advocates rarely are able to help injured workers on one on one basis. This is due to their limited resources. Generally they take on issues from a holistic point to benefit most or all injured workers.
Alternatively, for help with representation with your work injuries,
Also I have setup a support group page where you can find a local support group.
to help you lkearn and mange with your work injuries.
This information can also be used to start a local support group!
Presently the information is only for Canada, but in time I will be expanding the information to include United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, United Sates, and others
Canadian Association of Workers' Advisors and Advocates:
The Workers' Compensation system in Canada has separate legislation and policies for each province or territory. The majority of Canadian workers are covered in some form by Workers' Compensation when they are at work. The workforce is mobile and injuries or occupational diseases may occur as a result of exposures or accidents in more than one province or territory. To assist workers in navigating often complex adjudicative systems, legislators have provided for Workers' Advisors/Advocates across Canada. The Canadian Association of Workers' Advisors and Advocates (CAWAA) was founded in the year 2000. Advisors and Advocates identified the need to bridge a communication gap among provincial and territorial Workers' Advisor/Advocate programs. CAWAA is a national affiliation created to develop a professional system of sharing information with the free exchange of common interests and ideas.
Canadian Injured Workers Alliance:
CIWA National Office:
1201 Jasper Drive
Thunder Bay, Ontario
Phone: (807) 345-3429
Toll Free: 1-877-787-7010
Fax: (807) 344-8683
Canadain Centre for Research on Work Disability Policy:
"The Centre for Research on Work Disability Policy (CRWDP) is a transdisciplinary initiative on the future of work disability policy in Canada.
Illness and disability touch most people at some point over their lifetime. Our objective is to identify how people, when disabled, can be better retained and integrated into the Canadian labour market."
481 University Avenue, Suite 800
Toronto, Ontario M5G 2E9
Tel: 416-927-2027 ext 2034
Canadian Labour News - Rank & File:
"RankandFile.ca is a Canadian labour news website which seeks to:
provide readers with factual and informative labour news
help build solidarity for workers in struggle
develop a coherent analysis of the labour movement
contribute to the building of rank-and-file labour networks"
For publication and news-related inquiries:
For inquiries about Rankandfile.ca public events, speakers, labour workshops, etc:
Newfoundland Labrador Injured Workers Association
Brigus Junction, NL A0B 1G0
General Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Injured Workers Online:
Bancroft Institute for Studies on Workers’ Compensation and Work Injury
Bancroft Institute, c/o
815 Danforth Avenue, Suite 411,
Toronto, Ontario M4J 1L2
Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour:
"The Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour has a proud history of representing the interests of union members and workers since 1936. The Federation of Labour is made up of nearly 30 affiliated unions, 500 locals and six District Labour Councils. We represent more than 65,000 working women and men from every sector of our economy and from every community in our province.
The NLFL is dedicated to advancing the cause of working people and promoting a progressive civil society where no one gets left behind. We advocate for improved workplace rights and stronger laws including occupational, health and safety laws as well as workers’ compensation and Employment Insurance programs that are fair and there when people need them."
Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour
P. O. Box 8597 Stn. A
330 Portugal Cove Place
2nd Floor, NAPE Building
St. John's, NF
Phone: (709) 754-1660
Fax: (709) 754-1220
Ontario Federation of Labour - OFL WCB page:
Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL)
15 Gervais Drive, Suite 202
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Fax: 416-441-1893 or 416-441-0722
Institute for Work and Health:
The Institute for Work & Health is an independent, not-for-profit organization. Our mission is to promote, protect and improve the safety and health of working people by conducting actionable research that is valued by employers, workers and policy-makers.
481 University Avenue, Suite 800
Toronto, Ontario M5G 2E9
General email: email@example.com
Industrial Accident Victims Group of Ontario
They take new inquiries for legal help during our regular office hours. We do not take new inquiries by email, so please call us. See ‘About Us’ for more information.
55 University Ave., 15th Floor,
Toronto, ON M5J 2H7
Toll-free in Ontario: 1-877-230-6311
Toll-free in Canada for Migrant Workers: 1-866-521-8535
The Canadian Injured Workers Association of Alberta
Where Did They Go?
This is a study that is in the beginning stages. They are looking at what happens to injured workers who claims are denied. In most cases the injured workers are forced onto Ontario Works and ODSP (Welfare).
The beginning was an information session in Toronto at the legal clinics offices.
The YouTube video from the conference can be found directly here.
Workers Action Centre
This is a website setup to inform victims in Ontario about their rights.
Access their website directly here.
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health & Safety
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety
135 Hunter Street East
Hamilton ON Canada L8N 1M5
Toll-free: 1-800-668-4284 (in Canada and the United States)
Office for Civil Rights
This is a website to help people fight civil rights issues in the United States.
Office of the Worker Advisors - OWA
The Office of the Workers Advisors , is a free legal representation service for workers who are injured at work. The Office of the Workers Advisor is not really an independent advocacy group, as they are paid out of employer funds and report directly to the appropriate government agency. For example in Ontario the OWA reports directly to the Minister of Labour. As a result I have moved the information to a new section of the website under "representation" under a sub category of Free Representation.