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Making the Grade? A Civil Society, Research, and Policy Dialogue on the CCR’s Migrant Worker Report Cards and the Treatment of Migrant Workers in Ontario

November 3, 2013 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

| Free

CERIS – The Ontario Metropolis Centre,

The Ryerson Centre for Immigration and Settlement (RCIS) and

The Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI) Present:  

 

Making the Grade?

A Civil Society, Research, and Policy Dialogue on the CCR’s Migrant Worker Report Cards and the Treatment of Migrant Workers in Ontario

 

In 2013 the Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR) released its Migrant Worker Report Cards, focused on the protection of the rights of migrant workers in the “low-skilled” streams of the Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) Program in each province and nationally.  Because migrant workers are particularly vulnerable to exploitation and abuse, the CCR and allies are calling for the protection of migrant workers’ rights and access to permanent residence and services.

This event will present and offer a chance to discuss the report’s evaluation of Ontario within the broader context of TFW programs in Canada and will feature a dialogue between the audience and representatives from civil society and academia.

Discussion panelists:

Marisa Berry-Méndez

Settlement Policy Director
Canadian Council for Refugees

Fay Faraday
Lawyer
Adjunct Faculty,
Osgoode Hall Law School
Metcalf Foundation Fellow

Author of:  Made in Canada: How the Law
Constructs Migrant Workers’ Insecurity

Grace-Edward Galabuzi

Associate Professor
Department of Politics and Public Administration,
Ryerson University

Naveen Mehta

General Counsel and Director of Human Right
s United Food and Commercial Workers Canada
(UFCW)

 

Event Chair & Contact:  John Carlaw, PhD Candidate in Political Science, York University, jcarlaw@yorku.ca

 

CCR report card project:  http://ccrweb.ca/en/migrant-workers-report-cards

Metcalf Foundation Report by Fay Faraday:  http://metcalffoundation.com/publications-resources/view/made-in-canada/#.Ulcg6BAnzp1

Ryerson University Campus Map:  http://www.ryerson.ca/maps/

 

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Details

Date:
November 3, 2013
Time:
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

Organizer

CERIS, RCIS, OCASI

Venue

8th Floor, Room TRS 2-129, Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University
55 Dundas Street West
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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