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‘Remembering the Dead, Standing up for the Living’ March and Vigil to Commemorate the Hampstead Accident

Date and time

2012.07.22, 11:00 AM to 11:00 AM


‘Remembering the Dead, Standing up for the Living’ March and Vigil to Commemorate the Hampstead Accident
Who: Migrant workers, community allies and Justicia for Migrant Workers (J4MW)
What: Vigil to Commemorate the Hampstead accident
Where: Hampstead, Ontario
When: Sunday July 22, 2012 meet at 11 am at Working Centre Cafe at 43 Queen St. South, Kitchener, ON. From here, cars and buses will leave together for the site. Join us back at The Working Centre at 2 pm for a reception.

Six months have passed since the tragic accident that killed eleven people near Hampstead, Ontario. Amongst the dead were 9 migrant chicken catchers from Peru. The impact of this accident has been felt across the hemisphere as families struggle to cope in the wake of this accident. To commemorate the sixth month anniversary, Justicia for Migrant Workers (J4MW) is organizing a March and Vigil entitled ’Remembering the Dead, Standing up for the Living’. It will take place Sunday July 22, 2012 starting at noon.

Working with the survivors of the accident, the march and vigil is being organized to raise awareness of the thousands of migrant workers who have been injured, become or sick while working in Canada.
The survivors of the crash, Javier and Juan, wish to break the invisibility not only of their situation but to raise the profile of the conditions faced by migrant workers across Canada. Their message is clear: Federal and Provincial laws designed to protect migrant workers don’t work! Fundamental steps need to be taken to ensure that migrant workers are treated with respect and dignity. Our demands are as follows:
Safe working conditions
Status upon arrival
No fees for work
Equal access to all entitlements
Modernize labour laws to reflect the realities of migrant workers
No repatriations and deportations
We are asking you to join us on Sunday July 22nd, please organize within your community by
Organizing a group to attend the march
Provide either rides or financial support to bring migrant workers to this event
Demanding action to protect migrant workers from both provincial and federal politicians
Sending a message of solidarity to the survivors and to the migrant workers who will participate in this event
Endorsements from your organization
Help us to spread the word in your networks and social media connections,
For monetary contributions send cheque
Justicia for Migrant Workers
c/o Workers Action Centre
720 Spadina Avenue, Suite 223
Toronto, ON M5S 2T9
Fundraising letter for your local/community group***


For more information about this vigil and march please contact us at j4mw.on@gmail.com

Recordando a los Caídos, Luchando por los Vivos.
Marcha y Vigilia para conmemorar el accidente en Hampstead

¿Quién? Trabajadores migrantes, comunidades en solidaridad y Justicia para Trabajadores Migrantes
¿Qué? Vigilia para Conmemorar el accidente de Hampstead
¿Dónde? Hampstead, Ontario
¿Cuándo? Domingo 22, 2012 a las 11 am venga a The Working Centre, at 58 Queen St. S. Kitchener, On. Saldremos juntos hacia el sitio. Acompáñenos de nuevo en el Working Centre a las 2 pm para una recepción.

Recordando a los Caídos, Luchando por los Vivos”, que tomará lugar el Domingo 22 de Julio, 2012 a las doce del día.

La marcha se está organizando en conjunto con los sobrevivientes del accidente para crear consciencia de los miles de trabajadores que han sufrido accidentes o heridas, o han caído enfermos por el trabajo que realizan en Canadá.

Estatus migratorio al llegar al país
Condiciones de trabajo seguras
Acceso igual a todos los derechos de ayuda social
Modernización de leyes laborales para que reflejen la realidad de lxs trabajadores migrantes
Alto a las repatriaciones y deportaciones

Hacemos un llamado para pedirles que se nos unan el domingo 22 de Julio, por favor organícense con sus comunidades:
Organicen un grupo para asistir a la marcha
Ofrezcan ayudar con su automóvil o hagan una donación para permitir que más trabajadores migrantes puedan asistir al evento
Exijan cambios proactivos del gobierno federal y provincial para la protección de los trabajadores migrantes
Manden un mensaje de solidaridad a los sobrevivientes y a los trabajadores que participarán en este evento
Emitan un comunicado de apoyo de su organización
Ayúdennos a difundir el evento entre sus redes y medios
El evento se costeará únicamente con fondos recaudados por el grupo, si usted o su organización desea hacer una donación, puede mandar un cheque a

Justicia for Migrant Workers
c/o Workers Action Centre
720 Spadina Avenue, Suite 223
Toronto, ON M5S 2T9
Más contexto:
Para más información acerca de esta vigilia y marcha, por favor contáctenos aquí: j4mw.on@gmail.com


Working Centre Cafe


43 Queen St. South






Economic sectors

Agriculture and horticulture workers

Content types

Documented cases of abuse and Support initiatives

Target groups

(Im)migrants workers, Policymakers, Journalists, Public awareness, Employers, agencies and their representatives, Unions, and NGOs/community groups/solidarity networks

Regulation domains

Labour standards, Health and safety at work, Right to equality (national origin), and Right to equality (social status)

Geographical focuses



English and Spanish