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Labour Force Resiliency and Wellness: The Post-Pandemic Outlook for Workers

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UNACTO's Virtual Panel Discussion in Support of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on the Canadian economy, highlighting the deepening and widening inequalities that existed in the Canadian job market, particularly among the country’s most vulnerable, prior to the pandemic. COVID-19 is expected to have a devastating impact on global unemployment—a threat which Canada is not immune to.

Taking the pandemic’s adverse consequences on Canada’s labour market into consideration, the United Nations Association in Canada Toronto Region Branch (UNACTO) will host a virtual roundtable to facilitate a meaningful discussion focused on impacted local communities, Labour Force Resiliency and Wellness: The post-pandemic outlook for workers.

UNACTO will take a closer look at the looming aftermath of the pandemic on the Canadian labour market, and how COVID-19 has presented a policy window to address the inequities that are predominantly faced by workers in precarious conditions.

This rights-based discussion will spotlight discrepancies on access to paid sick leave and gender disparity across organizations while examining work-life and labour legislation, and the urgent policy measures needed to support businesses in the face of these issues.

The event will be broadcasted on Zoom. All registered attendees will receive a personal link to join the event.

Moderator:

  • Camille Dundas Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, ByBlacks.com. Consultant, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Speakers:

  • Rhiannon Rosalind President, CEO & Owner, Economic Club of Canada. Co-Founder, The Global Institute for Conscious Economics
  • Peggy Sattler MPP, London West
  • Deena Ladd Executive Director, Toronto-based Workers’ Action Centre

Background:

Promoting inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all is one of the 17 pillars that make up the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In conjunction with fellow UN members, Canada is set to achieve SDG 8, ‘Decent Work and Economic Growth’, by 2030.

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