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Workers' Action Centre

Contact Information
Office Phone Workers' Rights Information Phoneline: 416-531-0778
Toll Free Phone Workers' Rights Information Phoneline 1-855-531-0778 ; Migrant Workers Alliance 1-855-567-4722
Fax 416-533-0107
Primary Contact Deena Ladd, Executive Director; Email:
Agency Information
Description (Agency) Agency with a focus on employment rights and protections for workers in low-wage and precarious work
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Regional / Municipal - Community Service Partnerships (CSP) ; United Way - United Way Greater Toronto
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Covid-19 -- support with problems at work through Workers' Rights Information Phoneline
  • all in-person meetings and workshops cancelled until further notice

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
Migrant Workers Alliance for Change -- call 1-855-567-4722 or email
  • advocacy organization with office at same address
  • coalition of self-organized migrant worker groups, unions, faith groups and others advocating for migrant/seasonal workers and migrant student workers in the areas of government policy and workers' rights
  • works for change in Live-in Caregiver Program (LCP), Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program (SAWP) and Temporary Foreign Workers Program (TFWP)
  • for more information CLICK HERE

Hours Covid-19 -- closed to in-person service; call for assistance during regular office hours Mon-Fri 12 noon-5 pm
Areas Served Ontario
Boundaries Ontario
Eligibility Open to all ; particular focus on immigrant and visible minority workers with low incomes and unstable employment

Residency Requirements: Ontario
Application Call for appointment
Languages Other - interpreters available for other languages (may be longer response time)
Fees None
Site Information
Located In Community Toronto
Address & Map
720 Spadina Ave
Suite 223
Toronto, ON
Canada M5S 2T9
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Intersection Spadina Ave and Bloor St W
Physical Access Wheelchair accessible automatic main entrance -- call for details
Categories and Classification
HCSD Main Heading Government / Legal
HCSD Sub Heading Community Legal Services ; Legal Education / Information
Service Categories Discrimination Assistance ~ Labour Issues ; Employment Related Advocacy Groups ; Employment Related Advocacy Groups ~ Seasonal Workers ; Legal Information Services ~ Labour Issues ; Specialized Information and Referral ~ Labour Issues

Agency Overview

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