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.
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.
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.
- What does the Sudbury Workers Centre do?Labour rights. We don’t like to talk about them. We want to think things are fair. We’re conditioned to believe that it’s our fault if there’s a problem: we didn’t work hard enough or make smart choices, but the truth is that the workplace isn’t fair. Workers aren’t given reasonable choices and are often mistreated, underpaid, Read More...
- Closed for the Holidays/ Fermez pour les vacancesOur offices will be closing on December 24th for the holidays, and re-opening on January 4th. When we return, lockdown restrictions will be in effect. Our offices will be open for phone and video-conference appointments only. Have a wonderful and safe holiday. Nos bureaux fermeront le 24 décembre pour les vacances et rouvriront le 4 Read More...