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