Young workers are at the front of the line when it comes to workplace vulnerability. One-third of workplace injuries reported are from young workers.
The lack of empowerment that young workers feel in their jobs is often one of the reasons why these workers are at such a high risk of injury and death on the job.
Since 2003 the Centre has offered workshops to young workers in high schools and employment programs in communities across the province, and there have been over 40 young workers from various affiliates trained to deliver these interactive workshops.
Students learn about their rights under the Workers Compensation Act and OH&S Regulations and how to exercise their rights on the job. The workshop will also expose students to roles and responsibilities of the employer, supervisor and workers by using real-life case studies.
For sessions in your high school or employment program, please complete the Request a Workshop form.