OUR MISSION

The Sudbury Workers Education and Advocacy Centre (SWEAC) is an organization of workers, students, and community volunteers who are committed to improving the working conditions of people with low-wage and unstable employment.

OUR MANDATE

SWEAC will deliver support and education on workers’ rights, provide community spaces for workers to share and learn together, and ensure that all workers are treated with dignity, fairness, and respect.

HISTORY

SWEAC began after a dedicated group of volunteers and workers were concerned about the inequalities that precarious and low-wage workers in Sudbury faced. The Centre was first incorporated as a non-profit organization in August 2013 after receiving starter funds from the United Way. Since then, SWEAC continues to prioritize the needs of the growing precariat in the Greater City of Sudbury and surrounding areas.

The Sudbury Workers Education and Advocacy Centre (SWEAC)  is currently funded by The Law Foundation of Ontario.

 

News

  • Understanding Sick Leave and Benefits during COVID – June 10, 2021
    What happens if you need to take leaves during COVID? Are you protected? Are there income supports? Can you take leave for reasons other than COVID? This FREE online presentation will inform you about the new Paid Infectious Disease Emergency Leave amendment to the Employment Standards Act, the Canada Sickness Recovery Benefit, your Read More...
  • Sudbury Workers Centre Action Meeting! June 17th
    Sudbury Workers Centre Action Meeting! Thursday June 17 at 5:30 PM Join us online for our monthly Sudbury Workers Centre Action Meeting! Learn about our recent activities, take action to bring fairness for all! This month we review the new demands of the Justice4Workers movement, and take action to save Laurentian University Read More...