Rights, Faith and Policy: A Public Forum on Migrant Worker Issues
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On March 27, more than 70 people attended a forum in Charlottetown to hear about and discuss the contributions of migrant workers to PEI communities.
The forum proved to be an excellent opportunity for participants to increase their understanding of the situation of migrant workers in Prince Edward Island, and the barriers they face in realizing their rights as community members, workers and residents of this province. For much of the day participants were divided into three streams – policy, community solidarity and faith communities – to share information, identify challenges and develop ideas for actions to tackle those challenges and support migrant workers to have their rights recognized. After a day of listening and discussing, participants said they were leaving the forum feeling energized, grateful and inspired to take action.