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Montreal

Doing Immigration Support Work

Date and time

2010.02.24, 6:30 PM

Details

IMMIGRATION SUPPORT WORKSHOPS
"Breaking down the Canadian Immigration System"
&
"Doing Immigration Support Work"
(February 17 & 24; please confirm in advance)

LOCATION: 
Immigrant Workers Center
4781, Van Horne, #110
(métro Plamondon)

Solidarity Across Borders presents two workshops on doing immigration support work. The workshops are geared towards individuals interested in getting more actively involved in local movements for migrant justice. The two workshops below are to be attended consecutively, as a series. Space is limited, so please pre-register in advance (more info and details below).

Wednesday, February 17, 6:30pm:
BREAKING DOWN THE CANADIAN IMMIGRATION SYSTEM

A presentation on how the Canadian immigration system works; topics include: a brief history of migrant justice organizing in Montreal (2001-2009); the immigration and refugee determination process; the bureaucracy and agencies of immigration control (CIC, CBSA, IRB, etc); detentions and deportations; sponsorships; humanitarian claims; the Quebec system; Canadian border control and immigration policies; and more.

Wednesday, February 24, 6:30pm:
DOING IMMIGRATION SUPPORT WORK

A presentation and discussion on doing immigration support work, using previous support efforts and campaigns in Montreal as a reference. Topics include: defining casework and support work; kinds of support; support roles; legal issues and procedures; support strategies; communications; building a campaign; money and fundraising; media; allies and resources; employment, education and health services; detention support; deportation support; and more. Individuals who have been actively involved in previous support efforts will be on-hand to share their experiences.

These workshops are intended as a starting point for folks interested in getting more involved in support work efforts in Montreal. They are not intended to be comprehensive, or cover every topic in detail.

-> Both workshops will take place at the Immigrant Workers Center (4781 Van Horne Avenue, #110, at metro Plamondon) at 6:30pm. The space is not wheelchair accessible; please indicate in advance if you need childcare and it will be provided; bring food and snacks to share if you can; don't hesitate to indicate other needs.

-> PRE-REGISTER by e-mail (solidaritesansfrontieres@gmail.com) or phone (514-848-7583). When registering, please indicate the following:

- Your name and contact number/e-mail.
- Indicate (briefly) why you are interested in attending these workshops?
- If you are currently active in migrant justice work, please indicate that as well.
- Please indicate if you need childcare, or if you have other needs.

For more information:
solidaritesansfrontieres@gmail.com
514-848-7583

Cost

Free

Venue

Immigrant Workers Center

Venue description

métro Plamondon

Address

4781, Van Horne, #110

City

Montreal

Province

Qc

Country

Canada

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, Labourers in food, beverage and associated products processing, Dancers, and Other

Target groups

Public awareness, Unions, and NGOs/community groups/solidarity networks

Regulation domains

Labour standards, Health and safety at work, Newcomers integration programs, Health care & social services, Access to permanent status, Family reunification, Legal aid, Employment insurance, and Status regularization procedures

Languages

French and English