Free Online, October 3 at 7-8:30 pm (EDT)
The Collaborative Network to End Exploitation invites community members, organizations, advocates and others to participate in a migrant worker solidarity evening event.
Across Canada, migrant workers perform essential jobs and contribute socially and economically to our communities. Yet many are denied fundamental human rights.
This virtual event features:
1. Launching a short animated video showing migrant workers’ abuses in Canada produced by the CNEE.
2. Discussing the findings in the new report called Labour Exploitation in Ontario: Insights from Migrant Workers During the COVID-19 Pandemic (working title).
3. Discussing the Campaign for Open Work Permits Now which demands that the Canadian government abolish employer-specific work permits. More at www.openworknow.ca
Panellists: Leah Watkiss (CNEE), Jovana Blagovcanin (FCJ Refugee Centre), James Mclean (Canadian Centre to End Human Trafficking), Hannah Deagan (Association for the rights of household and farm workers)