Niagara Forum on Migrant Worker Issues

When
Date: 
Sunday, December 3, 2017
Where
Brock University
St. Catharines, ON
Canada

This full-day meeting will offer an opportunity for migrant workers to gather together with other participants (including advocates for migrant justice, front-line workers involved in settlement or other service delivery, and those involved in human rights or labour organizing) and share information and strategies on providing support to and advocating for the rights of migrant workers.

The meeting takes place on December 3rd, directly after the CCR Fall Consultation, November 30-December 2, in Niagara Falls.

The objectives of the meeting are to:

  • Create a space for sharing and learning among migrant workers, grassroots support groups, social service providers and migrant rights advocates
  • Offer practical information to migrant workers
  • Share strategies and solutions for case work with migrant workers
  • Discuss policy advocacy and common campaign strategies
  • Provide an opportunity for networking among migrant workers and individuals and groups working on issues related to migrant workers

You should attend this meeting if you are:

    •  migrant worker in Canada
    • an advocate for migrant justice and human rights
    • a front-line worker in settlement or other support service delivery
    • involved in the movement for worker’s rights

    Please note that this forum is not appropriate for employers, recruiters or immigration consultants who work with migrant workers on a for-profit basis.

    Register online by Friday 24 November.  Register early as spaces are limited! 

    “Migrant workers” describes the workers in the low-skill/low-wage categories of Canada’s temporary labour migration programs: those participating in the Temporary Foreign Worker Program, Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program and the Caregiver Program.

    CCR Contact: mberrymendez@ccrweb.ca

    Learn more about the CCR's work on migrant worker issues: ccrweb.ca/en/migrant-workers

    This meeting is co-hosted by the Canadian Council for Refugees and the Niagara Migrant Workers Interest Group.

    Also involved in organizing the meeting are: Immigrant Worker's Centre (Montreal), International Migration Research Centre (Waterloo), Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI), Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Office (Toronto). 

    Host (organizer of event): 
    Canadian Council for Refugees