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Published: September 3, 2021
Updated: October 13, 2021
The following article is for general information only, and should not be construed as legal, medical or union advice by Stand Up Canada or the UNITED HEALTH CARE WORKERS OF ONTARIO.
You use this information and documents within at your own discretion and accept the circumstances that may come from presenting these to your employer and union.
Please consult with a lawyer for legal advice.
Please watch this powerful 5-minute video of Julie Ponesse as she gives her last ethics lesson at Western University on September 8, 2021.
Julie Ponesse is a Professor of Ethics at Huron College at the University of Western Ontario - one of the largest universities in Canada.
Whether you work in Ontario or any other province or territory, we have created a FRAMEWORK of how to stand up against mandatory vaccination policies, from having created it first under the UHCWO banner.
Modify the information in all of the documents on this page to fit your own employment situation.
This is what you must do:
1. UNITE by employer sector using the same approach by the UHCWO (explained below in Step 1)
2. Send Good Faith Letters to your unions and employers
3. Send Notices of Liability to your employers
4. Contact the same Legal Referrals for Ontario, to see if they could represent you or your employee group
Stand Up Canada and the UHCWO have learned so much valuable information over the short period of time since this initiative began. We have updated our Steps below to include communication documents and related information about:
We will update this page as important updates are done by the UHCWO. As such, please revisit this page often.
You are not alone. You are not the only one who feels lost, confused and angry.
Do you know why? Because there is a Supreme Court of Canada ruling on our Constitutional right under section 7 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms – we have the liberty (freedom) to refuse medical treatment without fear of reprisal.
Mandatory vaccination “policies” from employers do NOT trump the Supreme Court of Canada. Our government and employers know this – and now so do we!
We own our bodies – not the government. Period.
Note from Stand Up Canada:
Who are the United Health Care Workers of Ontario (UHCWO)?
United Health Care Workers of Ontario (UHCWO) is a collective of health care workers in Ontario who are opposed to forced disclosure of vaccination status (removal of medical privacy and choice) including mandatory testing and vaccination.
UHCWO consists of EACH and EVERY one of you who oppose these illegal measures: health care workers who want to band together in the shared mission of standing up for our rights. We are staff, physicians and affiliates in the health sector who stand against the medical mandates being enacted by employers in Ontario - unionized and non-unionized, we stand united.
Registering your name and region of employment explained in Step 1 below, allows us to group workers together by health region. You will be united with like-minded colleagues where you work. Support is crucial – you will no longer be alone.
We thank you for joining the fight for our medical freedoms.
Note from Stand Up Canada:
UNITE with colleagues in the health care region where you work. The UHCWO have created a LANDING PAGE. The sole purpose of this landing page below is to GROUP and CONNECT you with colleagues in your health region. There is strength in numbers!
Click or copy and paste:
You will receive an automated email right away from the UHCWO (not from Stand Up Canada) – you will need to “Click to Confirm” your subscription (anti-spam laws).
You will receive information from a collective hub and spoke point of contact from your health region, who will provide you with all of the documents listed on this page.
Please DOWNLOAD and READ the document titled Hard Line in the Sand, to understand the position the United Health Care Workers of Ontario are taking.
They are standing up for and preserving their natural and legal right to medical privacy and choice.
Please DOWNLOAD and READ information and instructions for sending Good Faith letters to unions and employers.
These letters are asking specific questions to your unions or employers regarding the authority that issued Directive #6, punitive action taken against you for non-existent leave provisions, and their willingness to support you on these important issues.
If your union will not support you in the manner you are asking, this will trigger your next move, which would be to file a Duty of Fair Representation complaint to the Ontario Labour Relations Board.
For non-unionized workers, this will trigger your next move, which would be to take legal action for breach of employment contract.
Please DOWNLOAD and READ the detailed information and instructions regarding these Notices found below.
Your employer is violating your privacy by asking you to disclose your vaccination status.
Your employer is penalizing you for your right to medical privacy and choice.
Your employer is violating your consent rights by forcing you to undergo a medical treatment (YES, vaccines are medical treatments). You have every right to refuse medical treatment including COVID-19 vaccination without reprisal.
Stand up for your natural and legal rights and send your employer a Notice of Liability for:
There are 4 different scenarios depending upon your situation and you can edit these documents accordingly.
Health Care Workers:
They are available for DOWNLOAD below.
1 - Who Will Not Disclose AND Not Submit to Vax (docx)Download
2 - Who Have Already Disclosed BUT Will Not Submit to Vax (docx)Download
3 - Who Have Already Disclosed AND Submitted to Vax BUT Who Will Not Submit to Additional Vax (docx)Download
4 - Who Will Disclose AND Submit to Testing BUT Not Submit to Vax (docx)Download
If you are interested in pursuing non-legal and legal options, it is imperative you DOWNLOAD and READ the October 5, 2021 update from UHCWO, regarding legal and PR referrals.
Please note, you do not need to be part of the UHCWO Collective – if you are a health care worker in Ontario, these avenues still apply to you!
Note from Stand Up Canada:
Below are three (3) separate URL links, which are landing pages to only receive information, for three (3) legal referrals – from the above PDF communication document.
The purpose is to group and connect you to these lawyers, in the most efficient method possible. It would be unfair for any law office to receive hundreds or thousands of individual emails for the same subject. Lawyer’s emails and phone voice mails are overflowing due to these issues. We are simply grouping names and providing it to law firms in an efficient manner.
The following URL links are for health care workers who are prepared to take legal action now. These are not a forum for questions. Thank you for understanding.
1. If you are interested in being represented to challenge the authority and intention of Directive #6, please enter the required information on the:
2. If you are interested in being represented for help resolving workplace disputes; groups of 10+ for same employer/union; please enter the required information on the:
3. If you are interested in being represented in a group constitutional legal challenge for health care workers in Ontario, please enter the information required on the:
Ultimately, your body and the choices you make surrounding it are up to you.
We are providing educational tools to help you stand up for your rights, but please remember there may be consequences for any action or inaction you take surrounding this most important subject - your body.
Your life is not meant to be lived in fear. You are stronger than you think!