Justicia for Migrant Workers (J4MW) is a volunteer run political non-profit collective comprised of activists from diverse walks of life (including labour activists, educators, researchers, students and youth of colour) based in Toronto, Ontario, and now in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. We are engaged in this work alongside our personal commitments and numerous social justice struggles.
J4MW strives to promote the rights of migrant farmworkers (participating in the Canadian Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program and the Low Skilled Workers Program) and farmworkers without status. Promoting workers rights entails fighting for spaces where workers themselves can articulate their concerns without loosing their work or being repatriated. We start with workers' knowledge and concerns and and collectively devise strategies to make necessary changes. We see ourselves as allies and strive for a movement that is led and directed by workers themselves.
Our work is and has to be transnational in scope. It considers the context of sending countries, Canada's complicity in benefitting and creating poverty in the Global South, and most importantly we consider families left behind, primarily children and women who are very much a part of migration but who are always forgotten in the equation of migrant farm labour.
J4MW collective is is motivated by experiences shared and lessons learned from migrant farm workers over the course of more than nine years of community outreach in rural Ontario. As allies, activists and friends we believe migrant workers deserve work with dignity and respect!
720 Spadina Avenue, Suite 223
- Zip code
1-877-707-6620 ext. 1
- Coordinated kampanya
- Endorsed kampanya
- Mga Keyword
grassroots, Canada, activism, human rights, transnational
- Pang-ekonomiyang sektor
Agriculture and horticulture workers
- Target na mga grupo
Manggagawa (im) migrante, Mambabatas, Mamamahayag, Pampublikong Kamalayan, Employer at recruitment ahensya, Mananaliksik, Mga unyon, and NGO / komunidad group / network ng pagkakaisa
- Geographical kaugnayan
Canada, Ontario, Alberta, México, Manitoba, Quebec, British Columbia, Iba pang mga Lalawigan, America - Central & Caribbeans, Timog Amerika, Pederal, Guatemala, Jamaica, International Organizations, Pilipinas, Honduras, Colombia, Ekwador, Other Caribbean States, Haiti, Kubo, Dominican Repulic, Salvador, Nova Scotia, Peru, Regional relevance, Regional relevance, National relevance, and Belize
- Spheres ng aktibidad
Agrikultura, Aghamtao, Cultural Studies at Etniko, Ekonomya, Pag-aaral sa Kasarian at iyag, Karapatan, Pampulitika Agham, and Social Work
Pranses, Ingles, and Espanyol