The Law Commission of Ontario’s Vulnerable Workers and Precarious Work Project reviews the nature of precarious work, the identity of vulnerable workers, the existing protections and enforcement mechanisms for people engaged in these forms of paid work and the impact of precarious work on the daily lives of vulnerable workers and their families. 

The LCO has prepared a Consultation Paper and more detailed Background Paper to identify issues and potential areas of reform, and to provide a focal point for discussion and consultation. Some people may choose to read only the Consultation Paper which is a freestanding document. We are interested in hearing from anyone with an interest in these issues, including workers, employers, academics, government and the public at large. Interested parties are invited to provide submissions, by April 1, 2011 by mail, fax, or e-mail to:

Law Commission of Ontario
276 York Lanes, York University
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, ON, Canada, M3J 1P3

Tel:  (416) 650-8406
Toll free: 1 (866) 950-8406
TTY: 1 (877) 650-8082
Fax:  (416) 650-8418         

We are happy to discuss methods of consultation that will work for you. If you have questions regarding this consultation, please contact us at (416) 650-8406.

Based on the LCO’s independent research, including the responses to the Consultation Paper, the LCO will issue an Interim Report, followed by a Final Report with findings and recommendations in the Spring of 2012.