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Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4R3
Phone: (902) 894-4573

The Reverend Vincent Murnaghan Memorial Scholarship

Rights, Faith, and Policy

A Public Forum on Migrant Worker Issues

Posted: Monday 27th February 2017 17:14   (Updated: Friday 10th March 2017 18:02)

On Monday, March 27th, 2017, migrant workers, local organizations, faith communities, and the public sector will join together to address issues facing Migrant Workers in PEI and the Maritime Provinces.


Monday, March 27, 2017
9:30am - 4pm
PEI Farm Centre
420 University Avenue,
Charlottetown, PEI

On Monday, March 27th, 2017, migrant workers, local organizations, faith communities, and the public sector will join together to address issues facing Migrant Workers in PEI and the Maritime Provinces.



This event is part of the growing movement in Canada to shed light on the ways Canadian laws constrain migrant workers’ rights, and to build localized protections and supports through community, worker solidarity, and provincial policies.

The day will begin with a panel discussion addressing each of the main streams. Participants may choose one of 3 concurrent streams:

  • Provincial Policies: the role of Provincial policies for migrant worker rights
  • Communities of Faith: Social Justice outreach with Migrant Workers – Hosted by KAIROS Canada
  • Community Solidarity: the role of organizations and individuals.

The day will conclude with a presentation of the strategies and next steps determined by each group.

 To register for this event, visit our EventBrite Page. To register by phone or email, contact Cooper Institute by email at josie(at)cooperinstitute.ca or call (902) 894-4573.

This event is organized by Cooper Institute and the PEI Action Team for Migrant Worker Rights, which includes representatives from the Council of Canadians: PEI Chapter, Breaking the Silence – Maritimes Guatemala Solidarity Network, PEI Food Security Network, UFCW, CUPE PEI and other groups.