Migrante Ontario celebrated the annual International Migrants Day with the theme “Sulong Migrante, Labanan ang Pagsasamantala”

Community Round Up Dec 22, 2017 at 4:57 pm

Migrante Ontario celebrated the annual International Migrants Day, Dec. 16, 2017, at OPSEU, in Toronto, with the theme “Sulong Migrante, Labanan ang Pagsasamantala” (Onwards Migrants, Stand Against Exploitation”). Migrante organizers together with other migrant community organizations in Ontario reflected on the victories and breakthroughs of migrant workers this past year. The afternoon event also featured cultural presentations, plays and poems depicting the present lives of migrant workers in Canada. Speakers were Fay Faraday, constitutional and human rights lawyer; and MP Gary Anandasangaree, MP Scarborough Rouge Park, Member of the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration and the Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs of Parliament.

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MP Gary Anandasangaree, Scarborough Rouge Park, Member of the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration and the Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs of Parliament, and Co-chair of the Liberal Human Rights Committee, also spoke at the Migrante Ontario event.

MP Gary Anandasangaree, Scarborough Rouge Park, Member of the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration and the Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs of Parliament, and Co-chair of the Liberal Human Rights Committee, also spoke at the Migrante Ontario event.

FAY Faraday, constitutional and human rights lawyer who is a staunch advocate for migrant workers in Canada, was guest speaker in Migrante Ontario’s celebration of International Migrants Day last Dec. 16, 2017 in Toronto.  Faraday presented the current state of migrant workers in Canada today.

FAY Faraday, constitutional and human rights lawyer who is a staunch advocate for migrant workers in Canada, was guest speaker in Migrante Ontario’s celebration of International Migrants Day last Dec. 16, 2017 in Toronto. Faraday presented the current state of migrant workers in Canada today.

Amalia Loyzaga, who came to Canada in 2008 under the live-in caregiver program, who shared her struggle of getting permanent residency on the grounds of her daughter’s “medical inadmissibility.” Now, Loyzaga organizes with Caregivers’ Action Centre, a grassroots advocacy group, through which she met other foreign live-in caregivers. (3 Photos: Rene Sevilla)

Amalia Loyzaga, who came to Canada in 2008 under the live-in caregiver program, who shared her struggle of getting permanent residency on the grounds of her daughter’s “medical inadmissibility.” Now, Loyzaga organizes with Caregivers’ Action Centre, a grassroots advocacy group, through which she met other foreign live-in caregivers.
(3 Photos: Rene Sevilla)