Author(s): Dorothy Wigmore
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For the past 20 years, newcomer and migrant workers in Manitoba have learned about occupational health, safety and compensation rights thanks to the Cross Cultural Com­munity Development Program at the MFL Occupational Health Centre. Community Trainers, who have gone through a train-the-trainer program, cover basic occupational health and safety and work­ers’ compensation rights in Manitoba in workers’ first languages.

Communities are Partners: Workers Occupational Health and Safety Rights with Newcomers by Dorothy Wigmore documents the history and impact of the program and makes recommendations. A background companion report features a related literature review.

This paper was launched online with a presentation and discussion on October 22nd, 2020. View the launch event below.


Grant: Partnering for Change: Community-Based Solutions for Aboriginal and Inner-City Poverty - 2012-2019
Category: Education, Training, and Capacity Building