Everyone’s welcome!



When we are being attacked from so many different directions, it’s important to get together and inspire ourselves. Come out to the Labour Day March! It’s important. It’s fun. It’s solidarity.



$10.25?? That’s Too Low! Raise the Minimum Wage!



Liberal Convention, Toronto, January 2013


Road Trip! Rally for Rights and Democracy

Protest at the at the Ontario Liberal Convention1:00 pm on
Saturday, January26, 2013

Rally at Allan Gardens in Toronto (Jarvis & Carleton), followed by march to the Ontario Liberal Convention at Maple Leaf Gardens

Buses leave from Kingston in the morning and will return in the evening.


Labour Day 2012

We are in the process of updating our social media skills – it’s a slow process. Check out our Labour Day information at the facebook page below. It will be updated as the poster is finished and details will be added as we have them. See you in the park!!



Originally posted from OFL.ca

Time, Date & Location:

3:00 – 5:00 pm
April 21, 2012
Queen’s Park, Toronto

Tell Premier McGuinty to build Ontario, not tear it apart.

Premier McGuinty put banker Don Drummond in charge of recommending nearly 400 cuts to jobs and public services in Ontario. At a time when Ontarians are in desperate need of economic recovery, these cuts will jeopardize every aspect of society: from health care to full-day kindergarten to pensions. No public service is safe. However, in McGuinty’s reckless plan to balance Ontario’s books by putting more people out of work and destroying the social safety net, he refuses to roll-back corporate tax cuts that are starving the province of billions of dollars that could be better used to create new jobs and help tens of thousands of struggling Ontario families to get back on their feet.

Ontarians from all sectors of society must come together to tell Premier McGuinty that he cannot cut his way to economic prosperity. Ontarians need a job creation strategy and it is time that banks and corporations began paying their fair share.
The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) is working with community groups and organizations across Ontario to call on workers, retirees, students and community members to join a mass rally at Queen’s Park from 3:00 to 5:00 pm on April 21 to demand prosperity, not austerity!

Help to mobilize your members, your families and your communities to stop the cuts and put Ontario on the road to economic recovery.

Our collective future depends on it.

Download the Call-Out and Poster (11in x 17in)
Download the Call-Out and Poster (8.5in x 11in)
Registration Form (PDF)
Registration Form (DOC)

Register Your Buses:
Carrol Anne Sceviour: 416-443-7670 csceviour@ofl.ca
416-441-0722 (fax)

For More Information:
Laurie Hardwick: 416-571-3087 lhardwick@ofl.ca

Promote the Rally Online:
Twitter Hashtag: #A21NoCuts
Facebook: http://on.fb.me/A21NoCuts

Take Action Today:
Help to mobilize thousands of workers, retirees, students and community members to join the Ontario Day of Action in Toronto to stop the cuts to decent jobs and public services and to demand an economic recovery for everyone, not just the one percent.

Unions and Organizations Can:
• Invite friends on Facebook:http://on.fb.me/A21NoCuts
• Pass an emergency motion to support the Day of Action
• Appoint an organizer to coordinate your members
• Outreach to community and local Occupy activists
• Bring signs, banners and union flags to show support
• Secure funding for buses from your co

For full details, please go to OFL.ca

Kingston Needs a Living Wage Policy

To see the entire poster with all the information, please click here.  Living Wage Launch Poster2


People have been working hard at trying to establish what wage would allow Kingston workers to have a decent life in our city.
The Kingston Community Roundtable on Poverty Reduction is pleased to announce that economists  Don Drummond and Jim Stanford will be the keynote speakers at the launch of their Living Wage for Kingston Report  Wednesday 26th  October, 5:30 to 7:30 pm at Rideau Heights Community Church (183 Weller Ave.).Please RSVP to roundtable@spckingston.ca or (613)546-2843
The Economics of Poverty
Why is it so hard to reduce poverty and what happens when we fail to tackle it?  The truth is, poverty costs all of us socially and economically.  We have failed to tackle poverty with targeted long-term investments over the life course of individuals.  The result is that the cost of not reducing poverty is higher than the cost of the investments necessary to improve the lives of low-income families.
How we choose to fight poverty is just as important as the question of how much to spend.  If poverty were attacked the right ways, the savings from reducing it could be substantial and the improvements in the quality of life for all citizens, significant.