Work, work, work
CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF EDUCATION AND WORK – UPDATE 10th JULY 2010
COMMUNITY FORUM ON HOUSING
Wednesday, July 7
5:00 – 7:30 PM
4175 Lawrence Avenue East (at Kingston Road)
Social Planning Toronto and the Centre for the Study of Education and Work’s APCOL Project invite you to this community forum with speakers Ann Fitzpatrick (Housing Action, Now), Yutaka Dirks (Housing Network of Ontario), Michael Kerr (Colour of Poverty, Colour of Change). Learn about housing campaigns, solutions and organizing tools! Network with housing activists and share your local stories with them.
RSVP to Israt Ahmed at (416) 431-9150 or firstname.lastname@example.org
GREATER TORONTO WORKERS’ ASSEMBLY – 4TH ASSEMBLY AND PUBLIC MEETING
July 16 -17 2010
The 4th gathering of the Greater Toronto Workers’ Assembly will be held this July 16 -17 2010. Next week!
The Workers’ Assembly will have 3 components:
1. Friday July 16th (Evening) is a public forum on the Free and Accessible Transit Campaign. This event is open to the public. No registration required. For more info: http://www.workersassembly.ca/node/102
2. Saturday 17th (Morning) is an internal Assembly meeting. This event is for members and supportive observers only. Registration required. In order to register send an email to: email@example.com
In the subject line write: Registration
3. Saturday 17th (Afternoon) is a discussion on the G20: its meaning, and how to build strategic campaigns of resistance against its international policies here in the city. The discussion is for members and supportive observers of the Assembly. Members and observers are welcome to bring guests. Registration required. In order to register send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org In the subject line write: Registration
The suggested contribution to the Assembly is $10/ PWYC (Lunch will not be provided). Contributions will be collected on Saturday.
Childcare subsidy provided to members with prior notice. If required email email@example.com In the subject line of the email write “childcare subsidy”
FREE OUR FRIENDS: A G20 LEGAL DEFENCE FUNDRAISER
Thursday, July 22
9:00pm – 1:00am
603 Markham Street (Just South of Bloor, Just West of Bathurst)
Show solidarity with G20 political prisoners by dancing yr face off and donating some cash in exchange for some solid musical love.
ALL proceeds at the door go to legal funds for G20 legal defence (including for our friend Illogik, who is performing), and we’ll also have some raffles and other goodies for you to throw money at. every last dime will go to paying legal bills.
Suggested Donation: $5-10 Sliding Scale
– Hush Money: http://everyoneisdoomed.org/hushmoney/
– Illogik: http://www.myspace.com/testtheirlogik
and more bands TBA!
TORONTO OPEN BUDGET INITIATIVE CAMPAIGN LAUNCH AND TOWN HALL
Tuesday, July 13
6:00 – 8:00 PM
City Hall, Council Chambers
100 Queen Street West
The City of Toronto’s budget is $9.2 billion and oversees programs and services for over 2.4 million people. TOBI wants to find ways for individuals to become more involved in making the decisions about how these funds are spent. Join us for:
– A panel presentation of TOBI principles and values
– TOBI’s recommended actions
– A chance to learn about some issues within Toronto’s current budget process
– Sharing your ideas for a more open and participatory budget process in Toronto
No registration required.
Please note that campaigning on civic property is prohibited. This is an informational event. Please refrain from bringing any campaign materials, flyers or brochures promoting any municipal election campaigns.
Who is TOBI? The Toronto Open Budget Initiative is a group of residents and community organizations working in areas including housing, arts, environment, childcare, social planning, child welfare, seniors, youth, anti-poverty, gender and racial equality, and local community services. This group formed in September 2009 and has been organizing and advocating for a more open, participatory and equitable budget process in the City of Toronto.
RACIALIZED MUNICIPAL CANDIDATES FORUM
Come and hear from racialized municipal candidates and find out what they stand for.
Tuesday July 13th
31 Wellesley Street East
A Free Event
All are welcome
Event poster at http://aclaontario.ca
Organized by the Asian Canadian Labour Alliance, the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists and the Latin American Trade Union Coalition.
NEWS & VIEWS
JASON KENNEY’S DISPOSABLE WORKFORCE OF TEMPORARY FOREIGN LABOUR
by Usman Mushtaq, rabble.ca
Foreign students and temporary workers lose immigration and labour rights as CIC lowers their numbers and status. The restrictive immigration law announcement was made over G20 weekend.
To read more: http://rabble.ca/news/2010/07/jason-kenneys-disposable-workforce-temporary-foreign-labour
SECRECY ABOUT ONTARIO SUPERCORP SHOULD END: CUPE
Premier Dalton McGuinty should make public the White Paper that recommends selling shares to a “SuperCorp” made up of the LCBO, Hydro One, Ontario Power Generation, and the OLG.
To read more: http://cupe.ca/privatization/stop-governing-secret-release-supercorp
CANADIANS CRAVE FEDERAL ACTION ON STUDENT NUTRITION
85% of Canadians support federal-provincial cooperation “to provide universal access to healthy snacks and lunches for all school aged children across Canada.” This conclusion is among the findings of a representative poll of Canadians conducted by the opinion research firm Strategic Communications in April, 2010.
To read more: http://www.foodshare.net/Foodpolicy08.htm
MASSEY WORKERS FIGHT FOR THEIR RIGHTS
By Euan Gibb, The Bullet
Now that the G20 has left town, let’s get down to talking about the reality of maternal health in the City of Toronto. Workers at the Massey Centre for Women are entering their 11th week on a picket line. Throughout this strike, the 66 members of Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 1 Canada have proved themselves to be courageous, dedicated and clear-minded. They are also passionate advocates for the young women that they work with.
To read more: http://www.socialistproject.ca/bullet/383.php
JOB REQUIREMENTS AND WORKERS’ LEARNING: FORMAL GAPS, INFORMAL CLOSURE, SYSTEMIC LIMITS
D. W. Livingstone
Journal of Education and Work Pages 207 – 231. DOI: 10.1080/13639081003785732
IS THE THIRD SECTOR AN EMERGING ECONOMIC INSTITUTION? SOCIAL PREFERENCES VERSUS POVERTY TRAPS
Adalgiso Amendola, Maria Rosaria Garofalo, and Annamaria Nese
Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly published 8 July 2010, 10.1177/0899764010371232
CONTESTED VISIONS OF AMERICAN DEMOCRACY: CITIZENSHIP, PUBLIC HOUSING, AND THE INTERNATIONAL ARENA
Jo Ann Argersinger
Journal of Urban History published 8 July 2010, 10.1177/0096144210374315
WORK-BASED EDUCATION AND TRAINING IN CHINA
Zhenyi Guo and Stephen Lamb
book chapter: International Comparisons of China’s Technical and Vocational Education and Training System
OLD DOGS, NEW TRICKS: TRAINING MATURE-AGED MANUFACTURING WORKERS
Erica Smith, Andrew Smith, Chris Selby Smith
Journal of Workplace Learning Pages: 277-291
The Centre for the Study of Education and Work (CSEW) brings together educators from university, union, and community settings to understand and enrich the often-undervalued informal and formal learning of working people. We develop research and teaching programs at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (UofT) that strengthen feminist, anti-racist, labour movement, and working-class perspectives on learning and work.
Our major project is APCOL: Anti-Poverty Community Organizing and Learning. This five-year project (2009-2013), funded by SSHRC-CURA, brings academics and activists together in a collaborative effort to evaluate how organizations approach issues and campaigns and use popular education.
For more information about CSEW, visit: http://www.csew.ca
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