On May 30, over a thousand CUPE Ontario 2019 delegates marched on Queen's Park to deliver their message to the Ford Government: Reverse and stop the devastating cuts inflicted on the people of Ontario. Cuts to health care, education, childcare, social services, public services, and libraries threaten the very basic needs of our communities. Library workers were out in force and will continue to send a strong message to Ford and his cronies.
Toronto Public Library Workers stood in solidarity with Ontario public library workers at Queen's Park this morning. Dedicated library warrior and MPP, Dr. Jill Andrew held a press conference to urge the Ford Government to reverse the devastating cuts it inflicted on Northern and Southern Ontario public libraries. Please sign the online petition to restore funding to these vital public services.
Library Warriors protest outside Cavillino's in Woodbridge where Michael Tibollo, Minister of Tourism, Culture, and Sport, is attending a $1600 a plate PC fundraiser. The Ford Govt's 50% slash to Northern and Southern Ontario public library budgets has had devastating effects for communities far and wide.
Take action: please sign and share the petition now!
Please join us on April 25, 2019 at North York Central Library Auditorium for a special Day of Mourning event from 2:00 - 3:00 pm.
Speaker: Sharon Lawlor, Violence in the Workplace Public Education.
Sharon Lawlor has more than 33 years experience in nursing, specializing in psychiatric nursing and crisis intervention. She has worked in community mental health, psychiatric hospital inpatient, emergencies rooms, group homes, youth and adult shelters. For the last 11 years, Sharon has been a consultant on a Mobile Crisis Intervention Team (MCIT) in partnership with Toronto Police services attending 911 mental health calls through out the city. She is certified Mental Health First Aid instructor and does consulting for companies who seek education on mental health in the workplace.