Ontario Office of the Worker Adviser: Services and partnerships in support of vulnerable workers

Institute for Work & Health
481 University Avenue, Suite 800
Toronto, Ontario

Alec Farquhar
Office of the Worker Adviser

Ontario's Office of the Worker Adviser (OWA) provides free and confidential services to 10,000 non-unionized workers every year in matters related to workplace insurance and occupational health and safety reprisals. In this presentation, OWA Director Alec Farquhar highlights the range of services provided, the partnerships within the workplace insurance system and the broader community, as well as the emerging challenges for vulnerable workers.

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The IWH Speaker Series brings you the latest findings from work and health researchers from the Institute for Work & Health (IWH) and other Canadian and international academic institutions around the world. For those unable to attend in person or via live stream, most presentations in the IWH Speaker Series are audio-recorded and made available as slidecasts, typically within two weeks of the original presentation.