A report by Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services highlights how racialized immigrant women in Toronto are impacted by and respond to employment precarity.
The report focuses on the experiences and voices of immigrant women facing labour market barriers.
The Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW) and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto, in collaboration with the Global Migration and Health Initiative (GloMHI), are hosting the Work, Migration and Health Forum 2018.
The Forum examines the labour experiences of temporary foreign workers, new immigrants, refugees, working international students and undocumented migrants, and explores opportunities for effective interventions, including: developing responsive policies and regulations; providing accessible health care, social services, and community support; delivering workplace health and safety prevention initiatives; and fostering the engagement and empowerment of workers.
The event will take place at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health (UofT) on May 8 & 9, 2018 with a Pre-Event Public Lecture on the evening of May 7, 2018.
Call for Abstracts and Registration is now open!
Sharon Bala's award-winning novel, The Boat People, is about a group of 500 Sri Lankan refugees that arrive in Canada but are faced with deportation and accusations of terrorism. Bala's novel was inspired by the arrival of the MV Sun Sea.
"On August 13, 2010, the Canadian navy intercepted a rusty cargo ship called the MV Sun Sea off the coast of British Columbia. There were nearly 500 Tamil asylum-seekers onboard. They had fled Sri Lanka after the end of a long and gruesome civil war between the government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam."
Registration for the International Refugee Rights Conference 2018 is now open. The Conference will be held in June 2018 at York University. Representatives of non-governmental organizations (NGOs), academics, UNHCR representatives, government officials, refugees and migrants are invited.
The aim of the conference is to increase the effectiveness of NGOs in advocating for the rights of refugees and migrants.
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