Regional Forum on Migrant Worker Issues

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When
Date: 
Sunday, June 4, 2017
Where
Edmonton, AB
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.

You should attend this meeting if you are:

  • 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 this meeting will open in early April.

There may be some funds available to assist participants from outside of Edmonton. More information on this soon.

“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

Host (organizer of event): 
Canadian Council for Refugees