Human Trafficking and Migrant Worker Exploitation In Our Backyard Kitchener-Waterloo Area Forum

November 22, 2019 - 8:30am to 3:30pm
Online Event: 
Postal address: 
Ray Hope Community Centre
659 King Street East
Kitchener, ON


Human Trafficking and Migrant Worker Exploitation In Our Backyard Kitchener-Waterloo Area Forum.

Many migrant workers coming to Canada are subjected to labour trafficking and exploitation due to systemic shortfalls of the Canadian immigration and labour laws. The lack of viable pathways to permanent residency, work permits that tie workers to one employer are among the many policies creating conditions for exploitation.

Learn, Share, Network

Who: Service providers and community members, migrant workers

The purpose of this forum is to:

  • raise awareness among settlement, social service workers and other professionals about the issues related to migrant exploitation including policy gaps impeding the protection of their rights.
  • share resources and establish collaboration among local community organizations to create a network of support for migrant workers.
  • establish a network of migrant workers, community members, settlement workers and others to organize and advocate for the protection of migrant workers’ rights on local, provincial and federal level.

Those goals will be achieved through day-long activities, including:

  • experiential learning activity to immerse participants into the daily struggles of migrant workers while in Canada.
  • panel discussion with migrant workers and community advocates to highlight policy inconsistencies and protection gaps.
  • table discussions and other activities to provide opportunities for networking among local and other organizations and community members.

To register please click here

More information at:

Local organizing committee Kitchener-Waterloo Multicultural Centre, Mobile Clinic and Social Justice Initiative, Mennonite Coalition for Refugee Support.