UPDATE: This event has been cancelled due to the unavailability of one of the principal speakers. It will be rescheduled for a later date – check the Kingston Herald on Twitter or on Facebook for when the new date is announced.
Health Pursuits Reading & Research: MEND – a health advocacy group – will host a public discussion, along with the Ontario Network of Injured Workers Groups (ONIWG), at the Isabel Turner Library on March 7th beginning at 7 pm.
Karl Crevar, a long-time injured worker activist, and Margery Wardle of ONIWG will be making a presentation before opening the floor for questions.
This meeting follows the submission of a 200 page complaint about Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) practices made in January to the Ontario Ombudsman, submitted by health professionals, workers, lawyers and labour groups, according to the event’s media release.
In discussing the two groups’ alliance in hosting this forum, Diane Dawber – Board Chair of Health Pursuits Reading & Research: MEND – said, “Illness and disability are not chosen. It is always beneficial to join forces — as in the Injured Workers Groups and our group– for experience in dealing with institutional systems, coping and recovery.”
The Kingston forum is noted to be a scent free event.
Ontario Network of Injured Workers Groups (ONIWG) is a provincial voice for workers who have been injured or made ill on the job. We have first-hand experience of the WCB/WSIB system, know it needs improvement and take united action to make this happen. A democratically governed organization, ONIWG has been representing workers since 1991.
You can connect with a free, solution-focused Peer Support Group for Injured Persons in the Kingston area. Please contact them in confidence at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Health Pursuits Reading & Research: MEND is a non-profit corporation whose mission is education to quick start people on the road to health maintenance or recovery using unique tools developed over 20 years of experience.