Updates!

Come help us launch the Harvesting Freedom Caravan in Leamington and Windsor on September 4th, 5th and 6th!

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Send us an email if you want to participate or can support the caravan! We need all hands on deck to ask the government of Prime Minister Trudeau to grant Permanent Residence upon arrival to farmworkers! Caribbean and Mexican farmworkers have been putting food on our table for 50 years now. 50 years of injustices is enough!

Contact us at harvestingfreedomcampaign@gmail.com and on our Facebook Page.

 


Join the Harvesting Freedom caravan from September 4th to October 3rd!

August, 2016

 

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Justice for Migrant Workers and the Harvesting Freedom Campaign will be embarking on a caravan starting in Leamington, Ontario on September 4th, 2016  and traveling to its final stop in Ottawa on October 2nd and 3rd. The caravan, consisting of migrant workers and allies, will be making several stops and solidarity actions in towns across Southern Ontario along their route.

These are some of the cities and towns we will be crossing! More details and Facebook events coming soon!

Leamington  Sept 4
Windsor   Sept 5-6
Blenheim Sept 8
London Sep 9-10
Tillsonburg Sept 11
Dorchester Sept 12
Simcoe Sept 16
Guelph Sept 17-19
Kitchener-Waterloo Sept 19
St Catharines Sept 21, 24
Niagara Sept 22
Hamilton Sept 23
Toronto Sept 25 see the Facebook event here!
Durham Sept 26
Coburg Sept 27
Kingston Sept 28-29
Ottawa Oct 1-3

 If you are in any of these places and want to come, help out or just receive updates, send us an email at harvestingfreedomcampaign@gmail.com.


Justicia condemns OIPRD’s report for perpetuating racist policing

July, 2016

 July 12, 2016 (Toronto) ­ Justicia for Migrant Workers (J4MW), a migrant rights advocacy organization, strongly rejects the Office of the Independent Police Review Director’s (OIPRD) finding that there was no racial profiling in the coercive DNA sweep of 99 black and brown migrant men in Bayhem, Ontario in 2013. J4MW condemns the OIPRD’s perpetuation of racist policing of black and racialized communities.
See our press release here!

Support Ned Peart (hearing postponed until the Fall 2016)!

March 2016

Ned Peart

This is Ned Peart. He was crushed to death by a tobacco kiln while working as a migrant farmworker in Ontario. His family together with Justicia for Migrant Workers have been fighting for over 10 years to change the laws so these kinds of accidents don’t happen again.

The hearing for his case was scheduled for March but was postponed until the Fall of 2016. We will need your support then and we will keep you updated! Help us pack the courtroom and also show our support to Mr. Peart’s family!


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Migrant Workers Deserve To Be With Their Families Too!

February 12, 2016

Join Justicia for Migrant Workers (J4MW) in visiting the office of Immigration Minister John McCallum to demand the right for migrant farmworkers to be with their families this Family Day. We will go to the Immigration Minister’s office this Friday to demand that migrant farm workers be able to receive Permanent Immigration status when they arrive to Canada. Help us ensure that not one more Family Day passes where migrant workers cannot be with their partners and kids.

We will be meeting at Minister McCallum’s constituency office (7750 Birchmount Road Unit 21-22, Markham, Ontario) at 10 am on February 12th, 2016.  Rides will be departing from 720 Spadina Ave in Toronto at 9 am. If you need a ride, or you can drive people, please RSVP to at harvestingfreedomcampaign@gmail.com

J4MW’s action at Minister McCallum’s office is part of the Harvesting Freedom Campaign, which marks 2016 as the 50th anniversary of the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program (SAWP). The campaign will include actions throughout the year to call for Permanent Residence status for migrant farm workers and will culminate in a historic Pilgrimage on to the nation’s capital in October.

Hope to see you on Friday,

The Harvesting Freedom Campaign by
Justicia For Migrant Workers

 


 

4th Anniversary of the Hamstead Tragedy –

February 6th, 2016

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Migrant farmworkers asked Trudeau for Permanent Residency in Canada

January, 2016

‘Justice is 50 years overdue’, migrant farmworkers call for real change in 2016

WHAT: Media Briefing to launch historic ‘Harvesting Freedom’ caravan to Ottawa
WHEN: 10 am, Monday, January 25, 2016.
WHERE: Charles Lynch Room, Centre Block of Parliament, Ottawa
WHO: Justice for Migrant Workers (J4MW) is a grassroots advocacy group composed of migrant workers and allies, based in Toronto, Vancouver, and Mexico City

J4MW will held a press conference at 10 am in the Charles Lynch room in the Centre block of Parliament. Following the press conference, migrant workers visited the office of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to urge him to grant migrant farm workers Permanent Residence Status on Landing.