Regional Forum on Migrant Worker Issues

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When
Date: 
Sunday, June 4, 2017
Time: 
9am to 4pm
Where
Parkdale Cromdale Community League
11335 85 St NW
Edmonton, AB T5B 4S1
Canada

This full-day meeting will offer an opportunity for participants from a variety of sectors such as settlement, human rights, labour and grassroots migrant justice organizing to gather together with migrant workers and share information and strategies on providing support to and advocating for the rights of migrant workers.

The meeting takes place directly after the CCR Spring Consultation, June 1-3, at MacEwan University in Edmonton.

You should attend this meeting if you are:savethedate

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

The focus of the meeting will be on issues affecting the Western provinces, however participants from across the country are welcome.

Registration for the meeting is now open! Register at : ccrweb.ca/en/registration-regional-forum-2017

“Migrant workers” describes the workers in the low-skill/low-wage categories of Canada’s temporary labour migration programs, who have limited or no access to permanent residence (with the exception of participants in the Caregiver Program, and those able to access Provincial Nominee Programs): those participating in the Temporary Foreign Worker Program and the Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program.

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 Migrante Alberta.

Also involved in organizing the meeting are KAIROS and the Alberta Association of Immigrant Serving Agencies (AAISA).

The event is supported by:

Host (organizer of event): 
Canadian Council for Refugees and Migrante Alberta