Our Workshops


The Sudbury Workers Centre currently offers the following FREE workshops:

All workshops are available in both French and English.

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

Our most popular workshop focuses on providing participants with information about their rights at work under the Ontario Employment Standards Act. We discuss various topics throughout the workshop, such as minimum wage, break periods, hours of work and overtime, termination and severance pay, and more. We provide participants with the information and tools necessary to empower themselves to exercise their rights in their workplace. This workshop highlights many of the law’s exemptions, 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):

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 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, and the different criteria necessary to 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 combines 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 or clientele. Please contact us to discuss how we can cater to you 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?

CONTACT US to book your workshop today!