Wynne to speak at Jobs Summit


Unifor’s Good Jobs Summit will feature an address from Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne next month.

“We’re committed to ensuring that Ontario is North America’s leader for talent, skills and training. Smart investments and strategic partnerships will encourage good, well-paying jobs. We will continue to invest in people because that’s our competitive edge and that’s what will grow our economy. Thank you to the organizers for assembling this impressive forum – I look forward to the discussion,” said Premier Kathleen Wynne.

The Good Jobs Summit will be hosted by Unifor, the Canadian Federation of Students, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, Ryerson University, Ryerson’s Centre for Labour Management Relations and the Unifor-Sam Gindin Social Justice Chair at Ryerson.

It brings together students, workers, government, employers, unions, policy makers, researchers and non-governmental organizations for to discuss the economy and ways to create sustainable employment opportunities – particularly for young people.

The Summit takes place October 3-5 at the Mattamy Athletic Centre (formerly Maple Leaf Gardens), and is expected to attract more than 1,000 people. Wynne speaks Oct. 4

“Government has an essential role to play in putting the necessary programs and tools in place so that all parties can work to great good jobs – business, government and labour,” said Unifor National President Jerry Dias, who will also speak at the summit. “We’re thrilled that Premier Kathleen Wynne recognizes the importance of this project.”

Among the other speakers will be CNN commentator Van Jones; GE President and CEO Elyse Allan; Ryerson University President Sheldon Levy; former Mayor of Toronto David Miller; Unifor Economist Jim Stanford; Globe and Mail columnist Preet Banerjee; Canadian Labour Congress President Hassan Yussuff and Canadian Federation of Students chairperson Jessica McCormick.

Ryerson will host a research symposium  October 3 from 9 am to 12:30 pm.

For more information, or to register, visit the website.