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Guelph

Towards a Healthy Harvest: Honouring Kerry Preib tions to Health and Safety Research with Migrant Workers

Date and time

2016.09.18, 1:30 PM to 1:30 PM

Details

Janet McLaughlin, Wilfrid Laurier University, Jenna Hennebry, Wilfrid Laurier University
and Kerry Preibisch

Employed in some of the most difficult and dangerous jobs in Canada, migrant agricultural workers are regularly exposed to risks and rights violations, yet they face multiple barriers, both structural and practical, to accessing protections and benefits. Kerry Preibisch made pivotal contributions to our understanding of health and safety issues facing migrants, based on her cutting-edge research in British Columbia and Ontario. In this presentation we will highlight some of Kerry’s key contributions to these areas, analyzing the health risks and issues facing migrant workers. We will then offer some recommendations for changes to protect migrant health moving forward, including sharing our joint recommendations to Ontario’s Changing Workplaces Review, which Kerry contributed to during the final months of her life.

Cost

Free

Venue

Honouring the Scholarship of Kerry Preibisch Conference

Address

University of Guelph Arboretum

City

Guelph

Country

Canada

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Economic sectors

Agriculture and horticulture workers

Target groups

Policymakers, Employers, agencies and their representatives, and Researchers

Geographical focuses

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

Languages

English