What’s the story with the Google Toronto Sidewalk Lab Project?
When: Dec 12th, 12 – 5:30pm
Where: Steelworkers’ Hall, 25 Cecil Street, Toronto
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In Toronto’s October 22, 2018 Toronto municipal election, we must demand action against climate change.
The Good Jobs for All Coalition created the Election Charter for Climate Justice to support action now and after the election. It contains nine great measures that should be included in the City’s ongoing program to meet our greenhouse gas reduction targets.
Use it to ask candidates who are seeking your vote what they pledge to do to combat climate change:
In Ontario’s 2018 provincial election, we need to continue taking action against climate change.
The Good Jobs for All Coalition created the Election Charter for Climate Justice to support action now and after the election on June 7th. It contains nine great measures to be included in a proposed Climate Change Accountability Act.
Use the Charter at all-candidates meetings, in letters to the editor, on your doorstep when candidates ask for your vote, and in other ways you use to take action.
Here are three questions you can ask candidates and parties:
Find out what two well-known Canadians have to say about what’s at stake for us:
Event co-sponsored by Good Jobs for All Coalition, Ryerson University’s Unifor Sam Gindin Chair and Jack Layton Chair. Recorded on March 20, 2018.
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Leap into a Green Economy with Good Jobs for All!
The Good Jobs for All Coalition (GJFA) is an alliance of community, labour, social justice, youth and environmental organizations in the Toronto region. It was formed in 2008 to start a focused dialogue on how to improve living and working conditions in Canada’s largest urban centre.
The Coalition’s goal is to develop strategies that affirm the values of a truly just society – healthy communities, a sustainable economy, strong public services, equity, and decent work for all.
On February 29th the Good Jobs for All Coalition held a City of Toronto Forum on Green Jobs. Participants included:
* Moderated by Nigel Barriffe and Carolyn Egan.
* Welcome greetings by Winnie Ng.
* Rajean Hoilett Chairperson of Canadian Federation of Students (CFS-Ontario)
* John Cartwright President of TYRLC
* Cheryl Teelucksingh and Laura Zeglen, co-authors of the 2016 report entitled “Building Toronto: Achieving Social Inclusion in Toronto’s Emerging Green Economy” for Metcalfe’s Green Prosperity series.
* Prince Sibanda Toronto Community Benefits Network
* Ameen Binwalee
Recorded in Toronto, 29 February 2016.
The Good Jobs for All Coalition will be hosting a City of Toronto Forum on Green Jobs. Participants will include the Canadian Federation of Students (Ontario), Professor Cheryl Teelucksingh, co-author of the 2016 report entitled “Building Toronto: Achieving Social Inclusion in Toronto’s Emerging Green Economy” for Metcalfe’s Green Prosperity series, and the Toronto-York Labour Council. The Toronto-York Labour Council will speak to its January 2016 “Labour and Climate Change Statement”, prepared following the Paris COP21, which calls on the City of Toronto to transform its approach to energy and the environment.
When: Monday Feb 29, 6pm to 9pm
Where: Ted Rogers School of Management 55 Dundas St West, Toronto
Angella MacEwen – January 26, 2016
Low oil prices have taken their toll on an already weak Canadian economy, where household debt levels are at record highs and business investment continues to lag. The Bank of Canada held off on a further rate cut this week, opting instead to wait and see the size and structure of fiscal stimulus in the upcoming federal budget.
This decision comes as economists are split between the need for “shovel-ready” infrastructure spending and longer-term investments. Alongside this debate are calls for stimulus targeted to oil-producing provinces, especially Alberta. That debate misses the fact that the most shovel-ready and targeted fiscal stimulus is employment insurance. Meaningful infrastructure spending can take months or years to get off the ground, but unemployed workers get (and spend) EI benefits within weeks. Money flows directly to hard-hit communities exactly when they need it.
This is why the optimal policy mix for our current economic situation includes temporary EI measures and faster implementation of some EI election promises. The temporary measures will act as stimulus, and the implementation of the election promises will make sure that access to benefits is fairer for unemployed workers.
A Good Jobs for All Coalition Submission:
The Gender Wage Gap and Changing Workplaces in Ontario
Submitted jointly to:
The Wage Gap Strategy Steering Committee
400 University Avenue, 12th Floor
Toronto, ON M7A 1T7
By email: GenderWageGap@ontario.ca
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The Changing Workplaces Review
ELCPB, 400 University Avenue, 12th Floor
Toronto, ON M7A 1T7
By email: CWR.SpecialAdvisors@ontario.ca
The Good Jobs for All Coalition was formed in 2008 and brings together a broad base of more than 30 community and labour organizations in the Greater Toronto Area. We are working to develop strategies that affirm the values of a truly just society including equity, a healthy environment and decent employment.
As part of that work we seek public policies that put an end to conditions which are eroding equality in the labour market and endangering good jobs with decent working conditions, pay and benefits. Instead we seek policies that help build an economy with good jobs for all, now and for the next generation.
2015 Election Employment Insurance:
What’s Needed? Who Promised What?
See what the parties say – download PDF
Join us in a community action discussion on women, work, and how good jobs can create prosperity in our city. For more information contact Beverley at email@example.com or 647.655.1729.
Wednesday October 7, 2015
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Rexdale Community Hub
21 Panorama Court
*Child minding & interpretation by request
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