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Ratifing C190, 1st-ever global treaty on ending violence at work 

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Gatineau – The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring safe and healthy workplaces free from violence and harassment. Minister of Labour Seamus O’Regan Jr. ratified International Labour Organization (ILO) Convention 190, the Violence and Harassment Convention, 2019 (C190) in Geneva, Switzerland. Minister O’Regan was accompanied by Mr. Gilbert Houngbo, Director-General of the ILO. C190 is the first-ever global treaty on ending violence …

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Canadian Centre for Occupational Health & Safety

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Gatineau – The Government of Canada is committed to appointing highly qualified candidates to serve the best interests of Canadians. Minister of Labour, Seamus O’Regan Jr., announced three appointments to the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) Council of Governors: Gary O’Toole – appointed as a governor representing Nova Scotia for a term of four years Amir Raza – appointed …

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Free Naloxone Kits in Workplaces

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Life-saving kits required to be on hand in at-risk workplaces by June 1, 2023 TORONTO – The Ontario government is launching a first-of-its-kind program to make free naloxone kits (and free training) available at workplaces where there is a risk of staff witnessing or experiencing an opioid overdose. In 2021, 2,819 people died from opioid-related causes in Ontario – the …

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10 days of paid sick leave now in force 

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Gatineau – Last year, the Government of Canada committed to providing 10 days of paid sick leave for workers in the federally regulated private sector. Access to paid sick leave keeps workers safe while ensuring that they do not lose pay— because no one should have to choose between staying home when they’re sick or paying their bills. Minister of …

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Ontario Helping Young People Train for Careers in Construction

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New investments prioritizing skilled trades training for students, including underrepresented groups TORONTO — The Ontario government is investing $3.5 million in province-wide training initiatives to help more students launch rewarding careers in the skilled trades. These projects, led by the Provincial Building and Construction Trades Council of Ontario (PBCTCO), will prepare nearly 2,000 young people for well-paying jobs in the construction …

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Investments in Skills for Net-Zero Economy

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St. John’s, Newfoundland – Minister of Labour Seamus O’Regan met with Trades NL and the Ironworkers to highlight investments in the skills and education workers need for the jobs they want. We’re experiencing the largest transformation since the Industrial Revolution: the energy transition. As announced in the 2022 Fall Economic Statement, the Government of Canada is investing $250 million over five …

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Training Indigenous People for Well-Paying Jobs in Skilled Trades

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$77 million investment will make it easier for young people to start apprenticeships THUNDER BAY — The Ontario government is investing $1.5 million in three Thunder Bay training projects to make it easier for people in Northern Ontario to start rewarding careers in the skilled trades and address critical labour shortages in forestry and mining. Over 100 Indigenous people will get …

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2M Commemorative Trees Planted Along Highway of Heroes 

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Toronto – Our forests offer homes and shelter for our wildlife, provide us with materials we can build and create with and contribute to the quality of our air and bio-economy. Yet, for some, they are even more than that. Through Trees for Life’s Highway of Heroes Tree Campaign, they represent those who served in the Canadian Armed Forces. Seamus …

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Ontario launches Skilled Trades Career Fairs for Students

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TORONTO — The Ontario government is working for workers by launching career fairs this fall to prepare the next generation of young people for rewarding and well-paying jobs in the skilled trades. These fairs address labour shortages in high-demand sectors and help deliver the province’s ambitious infrastructure plans, including building 1.5 million homes by 2031. “Ontario is facing the largest labour …

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Moving 1 step closer to ensuring free access to menstrual products 

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Ottawa – Menstrual products are a basic need and are essential to upholding Canadians’ sexual and reproductive health and rights, as well as to ensuring women’s participation in school, work and society. Yet, one in three Canadians who need pads, tampons or other menstrual products struggle to afford them. To make life more affordable and workplaces more equitable, the Government …