29 Oct 2014

Appearance before the HOC Finance Committee

Today President of the Canadian Intern Association Claire Seaborn appeared as a witness before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance. She provided a written submission, five minutes of oral submissions, and answered questions from the
6 Oct 2014

Wall of Fame: The Globe and Mail’s 2015 summer program

Congratulations to The Globe and Mail for making it onto our Wall of Fame for their 2015 summer program! The advertisement itself states: The Globe and Mail is looking to hire reporters, editors, digital/video/multimedia specialists, designers and others
29 Sep 2014

Ontario labour ministry taking steps against illegal internships

Today the Canadian Intern Association received a letter from the Director of Employment Standards at the Ontario Ministry of Labour with information regarding their recent inspection blitzes. The Canadian Intern Association would like to commend the Ministry
29 Sep 2014

Co-Op Student’s Death Highlights Gaps in Workplace Protections for Young Workers

PRESS RELEASE September 29, 2014 Co-Op Student’s Death Highlights Gaps in Workplace Protections for Young Workers Toronto – Last Friday, high school co-op student Adam Keunen died in a workplace accident in West Lincoln, Ontario. This is
24 Sep 2014

September 2014 Meeting in Toronto

  Come out for a meet and greet with the Executive Team of the Canadian Intern Association. Learn about what we do and how you can join the movement. We’re actively looking for new coordinators to work
23 Jul 2014

Ontario bill introduced that would protect unpaid interns

Today a press conference introduced MPP Peggy Stattler’s Bill 22, Employment Standards Amendment Act (Greater Protection for Interns and Vulnerable Workers), 2014. The bill was first introduced by Davenport MPP Jonah Schein last March (details here), but unfortunately was
16 Jun 2014

HOC Finance Committee Report recommends changes to protect interns

The House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance has released a report entitled “Youth Employment in Canada: Challenges and Potential Solutions.” We are thrilled to announce that the report contains a recommendation explicitly addressing unpaid internships: Recommendation
16 Jun 2014

The Intern Protection Act : a new private member’s bill to protect intern’s rights

Today Members of Parliament Andrew Cash and Laurin Liu announced a private members bill entitled the Intern Protections Act.  Details were released at a press conference at noon on Parliament Hill. Also in attendance was Matt Furgeson, the
4 May 2014

Walrus Magazine interns to be paid

Walrus Magazine is on our Wall of Fame today since it announced they would be offering a paid internship program. This news follows the Ontario Ministry of Labour crackdown on unpaid internships that led Toronto Life and Walrus Magazine to end
3 Apr 2014

On the magazine internship crackdowns & a response to Coyne

If you are reading this you probably know that last week the Ontario Ministry of Labour has cracked down on internships in the magazine industry (more here). I have been doing a lot of interviews on the