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Society-sponsored Pride event promotes labour rights to a sold-out crowd

July 9, 2024

On June 22, Pride Toronto with the Ontario Federation of Labour hosted their second Human Rights Conference.

The Chair of the Society's Pride and Solidarity Committee, Morgan Koch, facilitated a discussion on the intersections of the law, legislation, and unions with CUPE’s Susan Gapka and human rights lawyer Susan Ursel. This sold-out event was sponsored by the Society and had over 100 people on the waitlist. Koch was part of the planning committee for this event.

In another successful panel, the Canadian Labour Congress’ (CLC) Larry Rousseau, Ontario Public Service Employees Union(OPSEU) President JP Hornick, and Egale’s Kim Vance-Mubanga examined the intersectionality between Labour unions and the 2SLGBTQIA+ movement.

This conference brought together international and local workshop facilitators and keynote speakers to engage in dialogue and learn from one another. Through interactive workshops, the attendees explored how labour rights can provide solutions to human rights issues. The conference also looked at how to navigate potential and current legislation that violates the human rights of 2SLGBTQI+ peoples.

Photo: Society member Morgan Koch with other members of the Pride Toronto planning committee.


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