Unmute: Amplifying Worker Voice to Influence Decision-Making in the Workplace | The 2022 Morley Gunderson Lecture in Labour Economics and Industrial Relations (HYBRID EVENT)

When and Where

Thursday, December 08, 2022 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Innis Town Hall
2 Sussex Avenue, Toronto, ON, M5S 1J5


This is a free, hybrid event and everyone is welcome to attend. Seating is limited, so ensure you RSVP early to attend in person. Alternatively, live-streaming will be available via vimeo.

The Ontario Assembly on Workplace Democracy was a first-of-its-kind effort to bring together 32 everyday citizens, selected through a democratic lottery, to learn and collaboratively develop recommendations to improve worker voice in the province in the 21st century. The initiative was sponsored by the Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources, with leadership from CIRHR Director, Rafael Gomez, visiting researcher, Andrew Gibson, and Simon Pek from the University of Victoria. 

Experts and commentators, including Simon Pek from the University of Victoria, CIRHR Director and Moderator, Rafael Gomez, and two citizen assembly participants will discuss the Assembly's mandate, process, and policy recommendations which have been compiled into a full report.

The Morley Gunderson Lecture in Labour Economics & Industrial Relations is jointly sponsored by the Centre for Industrial Relations & Human Resources, the Department of Economics, and Woodsworth College. It was established in 2015 in recognition of the interconnections between the three units, and named for Professor Morley Gunderson to honour his contributions to Canadian labour economics and industrial relations over the past five decades.