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Migrant Worker Program Advocacy

Cooper Institute seeking a new member of collective and Migrant Worker Program Coordinator

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Cooper Institute has been engaged in education, accompaniment, and advocacy with migrant workers since 2010. We are seeking a new person to join our collective and staff team as the coordinator of outreach and support to migrant workers.

 

Cooper Institute is seeking a new member to join our collective and coordinate the ongoing program for migrant workers’ rights. Cooper Institute is an intergenerational, community development collective incorporated in 1984 as a non-profit organization.  Cooper Institute has been engaged in education, accompaniment, and advocacy with migrant workers since 2010. We are seeking a new person to join our collective and staff team as the coordinator of outreach and support to migrant workers.

Working directly with Migrant workers: 

  • Connect directly with migrant workers in PEI and build relationships through meetings during their time off, either at their accommodations, or at a safe location.
  • Accompany migrant workers seeking to exercise their rights. We take leadership from migrant workers with regards to the steps they wish to take, supporting workers who wish to engage in self-advocacy and supporting solidarity among migrant workers.
  • Build relationships of trust, support workers to access available social supports and services.
  • Support workers' access to emergency supports.

Community work

  • Develop public awareness and understanding about the systemic marginalization of migrant workers resulting from government policies by coordinating activities such as: events or rallies, media work, writing articles or reports.
  • Coordinate meetings of the volunteer group PEI Action Team for Migrant Workers' Rights
  • Participate in national committees and coalitions and support local participation in national initiatives to advance the rights of migrant workers in Canada.
  • Communicate with local policy makers through meetings and correspondence with their office to bring the need for systemic changes to their attention.

Cooper Institute

  • Become an active member of the Cooper Institute Collective, learn about the other Cooper Institute programs, attend monthly meeting, communicate about issues and activities with other members of the collective. 
  • Write grants and reports to support the continued work with migrant workers.

All members of Cooper Institute are paid $20/hr. The migrant worker program is ongoing, and has no set end date. A current project is funded for 40 hours per week for six months, January-June 2020. To communicate with workers, Spanish is a strong asset. Other languages and experience are also helpful. Please send a letter of interest and a résumé to ann@cooperinstitute.ca