Stories Introduction

Listen, Share, Learn, Act
We use story collection and story sharing to start conversations on the need for making workplaces safer and for better compensation.

In 2007 we created The WORKUS Project, a province wide action research project that exposes the hidden epidemic of work-related illnesses and chronic workplace ailments.

The WORKUS Project focuses on the notion that there is power in the sharing of worker stories. Those of you who had the pleasure of seeing the Workus will recall the physical beauty of the WORKUS Tent, a hand-made circus tent, created by artist Memi Von Gaza.    
The original goals of the Workus Project have evolved into other means of collecting and sharing stories with the aim of using stories to provide information, and to provoke discussion and change.

The Workus Project allows you to:

Listen to stories told by workers who have suffered chronic workplace illness and ailments.
Learn about hazards and potential illnesses and chronic ailments associated with your job.
Learn about common workplace illnesses and chronic ailments.
Share your own story by recording it and picking sounds to accompany your voice from a database of recorded
          real workplace sounds and sound impressions.

These stories are collected and shared in different formats.
Listen and watch
Original Stories from workers, shortened.
2.Workus Digital Stories
Audio-visual perspectives on workplace health issues.

Do you want to add your story?  Contact Us
We are continuing to enhance our story collection and the sharing of our issues and solutions by broadening our connections and collaborations with individuals and organizations. 

Add Your Stories to the Workus
Interested in holding a Digital Story Workshop or contributing your Digital Story about workplace health and safety?  Contact Us

· Work Plays Schools Program
· Consultants for Change
· Stories Introduction
· Workus Stories
· Workus Digital Stories
· Resources Main
· Your Legal Rights
· Getting Help
· Researching Workplace Hazards
· Resources for Workplace Accommodations
· Teacher Resources
· Student / Young Worker Resources
· Additional Resources
· Best Practice Guidelines
· Modules
· Additional Tools and Resources
· New Alberta Workers
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