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Join Suze Morrison sharing stories from Toronto Centre about why we need progressive and inclusive change. We discuss tenant rights, housing, pharmacare, healthcare, social justice, education, equity, Indigenous issues and more. Produced by Benjamin Donato-Woodger.

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Join Suze Morrison sharing stories from Toronto Centre about why we need progressive and inclusive change. We discuss tenant rights, housing, pharmacare, healthcare, social justice, education, equity, Indigenous issues and more. Produced by Benjamin Donato-Woodger.

    10 - The 6 Steps to Moving Your Coworkers — Part 4: Unionize Your Workplace!

    10 - The 6 Steps to Moving Your Coworkers — Part 4: Unionize Your Workplace!

    Happy Labour Day! In June, labour activists and Suze Morrison pulled together a workshop on how to unionize your workplace. You can access the slides and worksheets from this workshop here. Thank you to Tania Liu from UFCW Local 1006A, Bryan Cox, and Samantha Easy.

    Resources


    Slide Deck on How to Unionize Your Workplace
    MP3 Recording of our Training
    Contact a Union Organizer! Referral Service by the Canadian Labour Congress
    Information About Electronic Union Cards & E-Voting
    A Guide to Major Labour Unions in Ontario
    1 pager on planning conversations to unionize your workplace


    This episode was produced by Benjamin Donato-Woodger.

    • 27 min
    9 - Example Unionizing Conversation — Part 3: Unionize Your Workplace!

    9 - Example Unionizing Conversation — Part 3: Unionize Your Workplace!

    Happy Labour Day! In June, labour activists and Suze Morrison pulled together a workshop on how to unionize your workplace. You can access the slides and worksheets from this workshop here. Thank you to Tania Liu from UFCW Local 1006A, Bryan Cox, and Samantha Easy.

    Resources


    Slide Deck on How to Unionize Your Workplace 
    MP3 Recording of our Training
     Contact a Union Organizer! Referral Service by the Canadian Labour Congress  
     Information About Electronic Union Cards & E-Voting 
    A Guide to Major Labour Unions in Ontario 
    1 pager on planning conversations to unionize your workplace

    This episode was produced by Benjamin Donato-Woodger.

    • 21 min
    8 - The Law and Your Legal Protections — Part 2: Unionize Your Workplace!

    8 - The Law and Your Legal Protections — Part 2: Unionize Your Workplace!

    Happy Labour Day! In June, labour activists and Suze Morrison pulled together a workshop on how to unionize your workplace. You can access the slides and worksheets from this workshop here. Thank you to Tania Liu from UFCW Local 1006A, Bryan Cox, and Samantha Easy.

    Resources

    Slide Deck on How to Unionize Your Workplace MP3 Recording of our Training Contact a Union Organizer! Referral Service by the Canadian Labour Congress   Information About Electronic Union Cards & E-Voting A Guide to Major Labour Unions in Ontario 1 pager on planning conversations to unionize your workplace

    This episode was produced by Benjamin Donato-Woodger.

    • 16 min
    7 — Why Workers Join Unions — Part 1: Unionize Your Workplace!

    7 — Why Workers Join Unions — Part 1: Unionize Your Workplace!

    Happy Labour Day! In June, labour activists and Suze Morrison pulled together a workshop on how to unionize your workplace. You can access the slides and worksheets from this workshop here. Thank you to Tania Liu from UFCW Local 1006A, Bryan Cox, and Samantha Easy. 

    Resources


    Slide Deck on How to Unionize Your Workplace
    MP3 Recording of our Training
    Contact a Union Organizer! Referral Service by the Canadian Labour Congress
    Information About Electronic Union Cards & E-Voting
    A Guide to Major Labour Unions in Ontario
    1 pager on planning conversations to unionize your workplace

    This episode was produced by Benjamin Donato-Woodger.

    • 13 min
    6 - Education Townhall - A Safe Return to School?

    6 - Education Townhall - A Safe Return to School?

    Suze Morrison joined Trustee Chris Moise, Trustee Norman Di Pasquale, child therapist and parent Helen Hargreaves, Maseeda Majeed — a resident of Regent Park and parent of 3 children in TDSB schools, and Maggie O'Connor — who is the mother of a child entering Grade 2 at Wandering Spirit School who is very involved in Parent Council. You can sign the petition for a safe return to school at www.suzemorrison.ca/safeseptember

    • 53 min
    5 - BONUS - Tenant Rights & COVID-19: What to do When You Are Faced With an Illegal Rent Increase?

    5 - BONUS - Tenant Rights & COVID-19: What to do When You Are Faced With an Illegal Rent Increase?

    Has your landlord illegally increased your rent? Join MPP Suze Morrison as she has this conversation with Karen Andrews from the Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario (ACTO).

    Here are some critical resources to support you:


    MPP Suze Morrison's List of Key Resources for Tenants

    Talk to MPP Suze Morrison's office

    If you are struggling to pay your rent — the Toronto Rent Bank, a community service from Neighbourhood Information Post

    Tenant Organizing Best Practices Slides — courtesy of the 280 Wellesley St. E. Tenants' Association

    Tenant Survival Manual — Federation of Metro Tenant Associations

    Tenant Organizing Tips — Hamilton Tenants Solidarity Network

    Tenant Organizing Manual — Community Legal Education Ontario




    If you are facing harassment:


    Demand letter about harassment courtesy of Neighbourhood Legal Services

    Form for documenting harassment by your landlord courtesy of Neighbourhood Legal Services

    Steps to Justice — Online Guide to Tenant Rights in Ontario

    What Tenants Need to Know About the Law Guide — Community Legal Education Ontario




    If you have problems with repairs and maintenance in your unit:


    Demand letter to your landlord about repairs and maintenance courtesy of  Neighbourhood Legal Services

    Form for documenting incidents and communication with your landlord about repairs and maintenance courtesy of Neighbourhood Legal Services

    Steps to Justice — Online Guide About Repairs and Maintenance


    Produced by Benjamin Donato-Woodger.

    • 5 min

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