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Let’s Talk About Employment and Working Conditions

March 1, 2018

Let’s Talk About Employment and Working Conditions

We spend a lot of time in the workplace and it can affect our health. Where we work and the conditions we work in is a social determinant of health. High demands and long hours in the work place can lead to work stress, a loss of work-life balance and poor physical and mental health.

What supports our local employment and working conditions?

  • Provincial legislation, the Employment Standard Act, provides guidelines on minimum wage, hours of work, personal emergency leave, pregnancy and parental leave and vacation time
  • Employment + Education Centre in Brockville and ontrac Employment Resource Services in Smiths Falls provide mentorship, training and resources for job seekers and employers
  • Local employers offer living wages, health care benefits, retirement saving and family-friendly workplace policies

For more information on employment and working conditions supports, visit our Health Equity section or call 1-800-660-5853.


Tanis Brown, Public Health Nurse, Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit 613-345-5685
Or Susan Healey, Communications Co-ordinator, 613-802-0550