Last Thursday, March 7th, 2024, the TeaMWork Project partnered with the WE LIP – Windsor Essex Local Immigration Partnership to host the Temporary Foreign Worker Community Conversation Forum panel at the Links of Kent Golf Club & Event Centre in Chatham-Kent. The panel discussion was moderated by Irek Kusmierczyk, MP Windsor-Tecumseh, and served as a chance to reflect on progress of Temporary Foreign Worker engagements and help prioritize next steps for future initiatives.

Discussion centered around supporting Temporary Foreign Workers in Canada, and highlighted some of the progress that has been made under the Migrant Worker Support Program, funded by Employment and Social Development Canada, but also outlined some key areas for continued focus moving forward. Thank you to all our panelists for their knowledge and valuable insight working in these communities, and willingness to share their experiences and challenges faced as well.

Panelists included:

A highlight of the event was the presentation of our Partner Appreciation Awards to key partners who drove the success of the project.

Thank you Truly Green Farms, the recipient of our 2023 Employer Partner Award for their support and willingness to open their doors and improve access to services for their staff.

Thank you Windsor Essex Community Health Centre, the recipient of our 2023 Organizational Partner Award, for their efforts in providing access to healthcare for Temporary Foreign Workers both through their barrier-free Sunday walk-in clinic and mobile clinic services bringing healthcare to underserved communities.

Thank you Lambton Shores Family Dental, the recipient of our 2023 Community Partner Award, for their dedication to providing accessible dental services to Temporary Foreign Workers in Lambton County, through their free visit vouchers.

Lastly, we’d like to thank all our TeaMWork Partners that were in attendance, sharing the impacts and results of the work in their communities, as we couldn’t have done it without you! It truly takes a TeaM! Thank you:

Click below to download a PDF of the success story or to view the Facebook post.

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