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
CLICK HERE TO SEE THE PRELIMINARY PROGRAM!
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.
- A few more volunteers are needed! If you are interested, please click here!
- The complete preliminary event program is now available here!
- Mr. Ron Kelusky, Ontario's Chief Prevention Officer, Ministry of Labour, confirmed as keynote speaker.
- Ms. Fay Faraday will give the pre-event public lecture on May 7.
- Dr. Janet McLaughlin and Dr. Jenna Hennebry of Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario confirmed as keynote speakers.
- Mr. Byron Cruz of Sanctuary Health, Vancouver, Mr. Syed Hussan of the Migrant Workers Alliance for Change, and a representative of the Caregivers' Action Centre confirmed as keynote speakers.
- The University of Toronto Faculty Association sponsors the Work, Migration and Health Forum 2018!
- Dr. Basak Yanar of the Institute for Work and Health confirmed as a Forum keynote speaker.
- Ms. Nadira Begum of Access Alliance confirmed as a Forum keynote speaker.
- To give time to contributors whose abstracts are still on the event waiting list, early bird registration has been extended until Saturday, April 7!
- The Wellesley Institute sponsors the Work, Migration and Health Forum 2018!
- The call for abstracts is now closed. We thank the many who submitted contributions to the Forum!
- Abstract submission deadline extended until Friday, March 9 at 12 noon!
- Dr. Santino Severoni of the World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed as a Forum keynote speaker.
- Ms. 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