Supporting the fundamental right to health and safety at work

Today marks both the World Day for Safety and Health at Work, and Canada’s National Day of Mourning to remember those who have lost their lives or been injured in a workplace accident.

Every worker should feel confident and capable in their job – and no one should ever have to question or fear for their safety.

If you ever feel concerned about working conditions or unsure about a situation that you or your colleagues are in, speak up. Together, we can ensure that workplaces are a safe and positive environment for everyone!

Interpreters still demanding guaranteed health and safety

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, in March 2020 the Canadian Parliament rapidly moved its meetings online. The lack of proper technical infrastructure and poor practice caused several interpreters, CAPE TR members, to be injured on the job, with a record number of incidents reported weekly. 

In March, CAPE launched a new campaign to focus attention on this ongoing threat to employees’ wellbeing. There has been some movement in the right direction, but immediate action is needed to guarantee interpreters’ health and rebuild trust.

One incident is one too many.

Find out how you can show support for interpreters’ health and safety.



Hill Times editorial: One incident is one too many


ILO - World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2023
Canada Labour Code
Government of Canada - Occupational health and safety in federally regulated workplaces
Right to refuse work

CAPE resources

Virtual Parliament and Interpreters
Health and safety concerns related to return-to-office plans during COVID-19