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Janet McLaughlin


Janet McLaughlin is an Assistant Professor of Health Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University’s Brantford Campus, and is a Research Associate with the International Migration Research Centre. Her current research projects investigate access to health care and workers’ compensation for migrant farm workers; gender-based violence against immigrant and migrant women in Canada; social determinants of health among migrant workers; and the impacts of family separation on migrant workers. Her general research interests include issues of global and environmental health, health care access, human rights, food systems, labour, citizenship and transnational migration in the Americas. Dr. McLaughlin is also involved in several community groups. She is co-founder of the Migrant Worker Health Project and the Waterloo Region Migrant Workers Interest Group



Phone number

519-756-8228 (WLU - Brantford) ext.5568 | lab 519.884.1970 ext.4170 Other Phone: 226-772-3130 IMRC

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Economic sectors

Agriculture and horticulture workers

Geographical focuses

Canada, Ontario, Alberta, México, Manitoba, Quebec, British Columbia, Other provinces, Federal, Guatemala, Jamaica, Nova Scotia, and National relevance


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