We are motivated by love for people. We conceive and support community-based initiatives with the aim of building a movement of Latino people committed to organizing around the needs of working people for long-term change.
A freedom fighter against slavery said ‘power concedes nothing without struggle’. Our problems are created by political structures and through political decisions. Our response must also be political. We organize campaigns based on the issues in our community; such as the abuse and racism experienced by many Latino youth at the hands of the police.
Our people, and youth in particular, need programs and services such as recreational options that are accessible. We have organized the ‘Corintianos’ as a non-profit soccer program to offer this to youth and families.
Latin American people are organizing for peace and justice back home. We support those struggles through FRENTE NORMAN BETHUNE to build solidarity and provide training and organizing.
Arts and Culture
From murals to concerts, we bring together our talented people to contribute to the education and celebration of and about our history.
Communication with our people is essential to advance debate and achieve solutions to our issues. We run a radio show every week Saturday at 4PM on Radio Voces Latinas, organize forums, and use print and electronic media to talk about these topics.
Barrio Nuevo (http://barrio-nuevo.org)
Barrio Nuevo Canada (http://www.barrionuevocanada.blogspot.com/)
Grassroots, Latin America, Spanish Language, Workers Rights
- Economic sectors
Agriculture and horticulture workers, Occupations in services - Domestic work, Sales and service occupations - general, Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations - general, Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations - general, Labourers in food, beverage and associated products processing, Dancers, and Other
- Content types
Policy analysis and Documented cases of abuse
- Target groups
(Im)migrants workers, Policymakers, Journalists, Public awareness, Employers, agencies and their representatives, Researchers, Unions, and NGOs/community groups/solidarity networks
- Regulation domains
Right to change employer, Right to choose place of residence, Right to unionize, Labour standards, Health and safety at work, Newcomers integration programs, Health care & social services, Access to permanent status, Free employment services, Family reunification, Legal aid, Employment insurance, Social security, Remittances and co-development programs, Trips abroad and re-entries, Recrutement / placement agencies, Housing standards, Migration expenses reimbursement mechanisms, Impartial hearing before deportation, Status regularization procedures, Determination fair wages and labour shortage, (Im)migrant workers selection criteria, Right to equality (gender), Right to equality (national origin), Right to equality (social status), Right to liberty, Right to dignity, and Right to privacy
- Geographical focuses
Canada, Ontario, Alberta, Manitoba, Quebec, British Columbia, Other provinces, America - South, Federal, Colombia, Equator, Cuba, Dominican Repulic, El Salvador, and Nova Scotia
- Spheres of activity
Cultural and ethnic studies, Economics, Law, Political science, and Sociology
English and Spanish