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Ontario government web site promotes workplace accessibility
Posted March 16, 2005 - An Ontario government web site provides resources for business and service providers that will help them create inclusive workplaces and remove the barriers which prevent full independence and opportunity for people with disabilities.
Article source Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities


Organization's aim is to empower prostitutes
Posted March 16, 2005 - Prostitution Empowerment Education and Resource Society (PEERS) is a non-profit society established by ex-prostitutes and community supporters dedicated to the empowerment, education, and support of prostitutes.
Article source Prostitute Empowerment Education and Resource Society


Report charts growing gap between rich and poor
Posted March 16, 2005 - The report charts the startling results of the decade's "grand social experiment," as governments put the emphasis on "more market, less government."
Article source Centre for Social Justice


Report looks at concerns of temporary, contract, part-time, and self-employed workers
Posted March 16, 2005 - This report by the Contingent Workers Project provides a timely picture of the concerns of temporary, contract, part-time, and self-employed workers in Toronto.
Article source Contingent Workers Project


Speech focuses on world of temporary workers
Posted March 16, 2005 - This speech was given by Deena Ladd at the Contingent Worker's Forum on May 7, 2000. The forum was organized by the Contingent Workers Project which is a community and labour-based initiative committed to improving the rights and working conditions of temporary contract workers in all kinds of fields.
Article source Alliance on Contingent Employment


Web site provides links to education, training, employment for Aboriginal people
Posted March 16, 2005 - This web site contains a comprehensive list of links to Aboriginal-specific initiatives regarding education, training, and employment.
Article source Government of Canada


Workfare Watch Project reports on the impact of new social assistance rules
Posted March 16, 2005 - New rules for people with earnings while on welfare were set to come into effect on October 1, 2000.The changes will have a counterproductive impact, according to the report, "A Backwards STEP," from the Workfare Watch Project.
Article source Workfare Watch


Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB)
Posted March 16, 2005 - The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB), formerly the Workers' Compensation Board, oversees Ontario's workplace safety education and training system. The WSIB also administers the province's no-fault workplace insurance for employers and their workers.
Article source Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB)


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