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Crossing bridges together

Crossing bridges together

The goal of the Leamington, Ontario, event is to bring diverse organizations in the area together to share their resources with local migrant workers.

By Andrew Joseph, Farms.com; Photo by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash

The Migrant Community Worker Program will be holding its annual Orientation Event for Migrant and Temporary Foreign Workers this Sunday, February 25, 2024, in Leamington, Ontario.

The primary goal is to bring together diverse organizations and companies in Windsor-Essex County to collectively share vital information and resources that meet the needs of local migrant workers, and conversely, to bring together migrant workers to the services and support available to them and ensure they have barrier-free access to any other resources they would need.

Recognizing the unique challenges faced by the migrant population, the mission of the Migrant Community Worker Program is to create a collaborative platform that promotes a supportive and informed environment.

The one-day event will provide free services, such as general information, legal assistance, and much more.

  • Date: Sunday, February 25, 2024;
  • Time: 3–6 PM;
  • Location: Portuguese Club, 217 Talbot Street West, Leamington, Ontario.

The Migrant Worker Community Program (MWCP) seeks to build a stronger community support system for the approximately 20,000 migrant workers who come each year to live and work on Windsor-Essex County farms.

The MWCP mission provides information and support to migrant workers by helping them gain educational, social, cultural, and recreational opportunities, while also helping them navigate available support services such as health and wellness, legal aid, and travel and immigration support in Spanish, English, and Tagalog.

Funded by Employment and Social Development Canada, TeaMWork is a project under the Migrant Worker Support Program (MWSP), providing migrant workers with accurate information and access to available services and support, and assisting them in learning about and exercising their rights while in Canada.

To learn about the MWCP, visit www.migrantworkercommunityprogram.com.

To learn more about the TeaMWork Project, visit www.TeaMWorkProject.ca.


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