International Migrant’s Alliance launched in Canada

Group photo of all the participants and migrant workers This past December, MRCC staff and organizers attended the first ever International migrants assembly held in Canada. The IMA Canada International Migrants Alliance – Canada Chapter was successfully launched with over 80 workers, advocates and service provides in attendance in Ottawa, ON. Keynote speaker Ana Robredo from IMA USA International Migrants Alliance – USA Chapter spoke about the current situation of… Read More »International Migrant’s Alliance launched in Canada

Leadership Training in Barrie

Coverage of the November 2019 workshop Barrie got a sneak peek at our Leadership and Training workshop which will take place in Toronto on March 7th. Migrants in the City of Barrie attended in this fun and interactive workshop in order to educate and influence individuals regarding changes in the permanent residency application process. The workshop on March 7th will be aimed at developing the leadership capacity of the participants… Read More »Leadership Training in Barrie

Writing for Empowerment Workshop

Recap of our IMPACT workshop that took place on Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 The role of community leaders is to communicate their ideas to a broader audience. Crafting an effective piece of writing could assist greatly in this process but for those who do not have an academic background or prior experience in writing, this can be a daunting task. In order to assist with this task, MRCC hosted a… Read More »Writing for Empowerment Workshop

Advocacy and Campaign Workshop

Recap of workshop that took place on December 21st, 2019 Happy holidays! December was festive and fun as we celebrated the holidays by playing games in addition to learning and empowering participants through our Advocacy and Campaign workshop. This workshop focused on teaching and empowering migrant workers on how to be community leaders, as well as how to build their networks and effectively communicate their demands towards a better recognition… Read More »Advocacy and Campaign Workshop

How Can Migrant Workers Impact Government Policies?

Recap on the workshop that took place on November 9th, 2019 The Canadian political system can be confusing for those who recently arrived in the country. Yet knowing where to direct your grievance is crucial for running a successful advocacy campaign. The purpose of this workshop was to educate migrants and newcomers about how the Canadian political system works through different levels of government so they can better mobilize and… Read More »How Can Migrant Workers Impact Government Policies?

Workshop: Writing for Empowerment

Free IMPACT Volunteer-Training Session WRITING FOR EMPOWERMENT Saturday, November 23, 201910:00 AM – 5:00 PMMRCC Office2482 Dufferin Street Toronto, ON M6B 3R1 The role of community leaders is to communicate their ideas to a broad audience. Crafting an effective piece of writing could assist greatly in this process, but for those who don’t have academic background or prior experience in writing, this can be a daunting task. Moreover, writing is… Read More »Workshop: Writing for Empowerment

Celebrate All Victories, Even Small Ones, And Build On Them

IMPACT Participants’ Reflections on the Workshop on Migrants’ Rights to Health& Well-being I am very glad that I got to attend MRCC workshop on migrants’ well-being and access to healthcare. I think considering how many people in Toronto actually don’t have a status or have a precarious status, it’s the topic that everyone should be interested in. Canada prides itself to have universal healthcare. But to whom this healthcare is… Read More »Celebrate All Victories, Even Small Ones, And Build On Them

Temporary Foreign Workers’ Rights Discussed Ahead of Canada’s Federal Elections

Repost from Balitang America. Published by Christine Santos “We just want to work here… we just want to help our family back home!” This Filipina temporary foreign worker represents the plight of many who are reportedly exploited by unscrupulous employers. These low-skilled workers move from the Philippines to Canada, hoping for better jobs — only to fall prey to fraudulent recruiters and immigration consultants who caused them to lose their… Read More »Temporary Foreign Workers’ Rights Discussed Ahead of Canada’s Federal Elections