Actions and Detail Panel
Rights, Faith, and Policy: a Public Forum on Migrant Worker Issues
Mon, 27 March 2017, 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM ADT
On Monday, March 27th, 2017, the public, local organizations, faith communities, and the public sector will join together to address issues facing Migrant Workers in PEI and the Maritime Provinces.
This event is part of the growing movement in Canada to shed light on the ways Canadian laws constrain migrant workers’ rights, and to build localized protections and supports through community, worker solidarity, and provincial policies.
The day will begin with a panel discussion addressing each of the main streams. Participants may choose one of 3 concurrent streams:
Provincial Policies: the role of Provincial policies for migrant worker rights
Communities of Faith: Social Justice outreach with Migrant Workers – Hosted by KAIROS Canada
Community Solidarity: the role of organizations and individuals.
The day will conclude with a presentation of the strategies and next steps determined by each group.
This event is organized by Cooper Institute and the PEI Action Team for Migrant Worker Rights, which includes representatives from the Council of Canadians: PEI Chapter, Breaking the Silence – Maritimes Guatemala Solidarity Network, PEI Food Security Network, and other groups.