WELCOME TO THE WORK, MIGRATION AND HEALTH
May 8 & 9, 2018
Dalla Lana School of Public Health
University of Toronto
With a Pre-Event Public Lecture on the Evening of May 7
The Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW) and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto (DLSPH), in collaboration with the Global Migration and Health Initiative (GloMHI), invite you to the Work, Migration and Health Forum 2018.
Increasing numbers of people around the world are engaged in precarious labour characterized by low wages, limited or non-existent health and social benefits, inadequate regulation, and elevated exposure to workplace health hazards. Often discussed in the context of low- and middle-income countries, precarity has become increasingly prevalent in post-industrial economies. In Canada, vulnerable and/or marginalized groups, including migrant workers and newcomers, are disproportionally affected by precarity. Pervasive precarity damages the social fabric and has significant implications at the individual and collective levels for both workers and their families and communities in countries of origin and resettlement. Socio-economic well-being, physical and mental health, career opportunities, the incidence of workplace injuries and harms, personal family relationships, housing, and food security are all impacted by precarity.
The Work, Migration and Health Forum 2018 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.
- Dr. Santino Severoni of the World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed as a Forum keynote speaker
- Sara Mojtehedzadeh of the Toronto Star confirmed as a Forum keynote speaker
- Graduate and undergraduate students at the University of Toronto and other academic institutions are invited to apply to volunteer at the Forum. If interested, please apply at email@example.com