Online ecumenical meetings to support migrant workers

temporary foreign workers

An invitation to all churches and church representatives  

More and more migrant farm workers are arriving every day and they need our support this year more than ever. We are all feeling the stress of year 2 of the pandemic and migrant workers – without family support, in a culture not their own, often facing language barriers – are particularly vulnerable. 

Please join us at an online Ecumenical Meeting to Support Migrant Workers. Several churches and church networks are already supporting farm and other migrant workers. This is a call to churches to learn more about the workers and some of the incredible initiatives that are in the works. Find out how to help your migrant worker neighbours by supporting existing networks, starting your own initiative, or joining in national advocacy. 

There will be time to share what you are doing and to ask questions of other churches and KAIROS Migrant Justice Program Coordinator, Connie Sorio. Choose the location or date that suits you best and register to attend. All are welcome! 

Simcoe – Brantford – Hamilton (Norfolk and Haldimand Counties) 

Thursday, May 6  |  4:00 PM – 6:00 PM EDT 

Several local advocates will be on hand to share their experiences including Rev. Peter Ciallella, Diocese of Hamilton, Centre for Solidarity with Migrant Workers in Simcoe, ON and Micheal Shewburg, Five Oaks, Paris, ON. 

London to Leamington 

Wednesday, May 12  |  4:00 PM – 6:00 PM EDT 

Joe Bezzina, Diocese of London, and others from the Ministry for Migrant Workers will be on hand to share their experiences. 

Collingwood – Barrie – Bradford (Simcoe County and area) 

Monday, May 17  |  7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT 

Unknown Neighbours in Collingwood & Barrie and El Sembrador in Bradford will be on hand to share their experiences.

Niagara and area 

Wednesday, May 19  |  3:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT 

Padre Antonio with the Migrant Farmworkers Project of the Anglican Diocese of Niagara and Michelle Mercer, GateWay Community Church and/or Nathan Dirks, Southridge Community Church will, plus others from the Niagara Community Partners will be on hand to share their experiences and answer questions. 

Durham County and area

Thursday, May 20  |  4:00 PM – 6:00 PM EDT 

Elizabe Espinosa, Durham Region Migrant Workers Ministry, plus others who have worked with migrant workers will be on hand to share their experiences. 

Feel free to attend outside of your geographic area to learn more and/or to express your interest in becoming more involved. 

Questions? Contact Shannon Neufeldt at 

Filed in: Migrant Justice, Regional News


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