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EventsEastern Ontario Ecumenical Meeting in Solidarity with Migrant Workers

Thursday, February 24, 2022 EST @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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 be in solidarity with the migrant workers in your community by supporting existing networks, starting your own initiative, or joining in national advocacy.
Eduardo Huesca of Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW) will join us to present the exploratory work they are doing in Eastern Ontario, which builds on the support they have provided to migrant workers and their allies across Ontario over a number of years. The team from the Durham Region Migrant Worker Solidarity Program will also join us to share about the work they are doing in and beyond the Empowering Temporary Foreign Worker Program. This is frontline work that has been going on for at least a decade and increased significantly in the recent year.
There will be time to share what you are doing and to ask questions of other churches and the KAIROS Migrant Justice Program Manager, Connie Sorio.
We invite you to be part of a network of solidarity. Migrant workers – on the farms and elsewhere – are feeling the stress of going into the third growing season of the pandemic. Come hear their stories and the stories of those who work most closely in solidarity, supporting in practical, short term ways and in the long-term advocacy work. Migrant workers – without family support, in a culture not their own, often facing language barriers – are particularly vulnerable. Come be part of the network!

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