Our Workshops

SWEAC currently offers the following FREE workshops:

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS – EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS BASICS (1 HOUR AND 30 MINS):

(Also available in French)

Our most popular workshop, which focuses on providing participants with basic information about their rights at work under the Ontario Employment Standards Act.  Throughout the workshop we discuss such topics as: minimum wage, break periods, hours of work and overtime, termination and severance pay and more.  We also provide participants with the information and tools necessary to empower themselves to exercise their rights in their workplace. This workshop also highlights many of the exemptions found in the law, how they apply to workers and where they can go for help when needed.

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS – HEALTH & SAFETY BASICS (1 HOUR AND 15 MINS):

(Also available in French)

This workshop focuses on providing participants with general knowledge about the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and how it applies to them and their co-workers.  The presentation includes: learning about safe work practices, your rights under the OHSA, how to refuse unsafe work, and much more.

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS – HUMAN RIGHTS IN ONTARIO (1 HOUR AND 30 MINS):

This workshop concentrates on the Ontario Human Rights Code, its history, how it applies, as well as explaining the different criteria necessary in order to successfully file a claim with the Human Rights Tribunal. This is a very interactive presentation, with a 15 minute activity surrounding the concept of “discrimination”.

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS TRIO (3 HOURS)

This workshop combine all three of our Know Your Rights workshops (Employment Standards, Health and Safety, and Human Rights) into one very informative and educational experience.

ADAPTIVE WORKSHOPS (VARYING IN LENGTH):

All of our workshops can be adapted to best suit your audience/clientele. Please contact us to discuss more about how we can cater to yours and your client’s needs.

Examples include:

  • Employment Standards for ESL learners,
  • Safety at Work with an emphasis on violence and harassment in the workplace,
  • How do I know if I am an employee or if I am self-employed?

FRONTLINE STAFF WORKSHOP (3 HOURS):

This is a workshop especially designed for front line workers who are working with individuals who may be in precarious employment. This workshop highlights the Employment Standards Act, new amendments to the Act, as well as its exemptions and misconceptions. The workshop provides frontline staff with the information and tools necessary to help their clients with basic questions concerning their rights at work.  The workshop also has a portion dedicated to identifying and eliminating job scam postings, it touches on different Campaigns that help precarious workers, and can cover other topics as well. This workshop is $5 per participant.

CONTACT SWEAC book your workshop today!