Migrant agricultural workers in Canada face many barriers to accessing health care. Drawing on two decades of research, clinical and legal encounters with migrant workers, the aim of the Migrant Worker Health Project is to provide evidence-based educational initiatives that describe these barriers to health care and service providers, and to facilitate collaborative identification of strategies to increase these workers' access to health care services and workers' compensation.

Project Partners

The International Migration Research Centre (IMRC) is a research centre based at Waterloo's Wilfrid Laurier University whose mandate is to serve as a focal point for debate, research, policy analysis, and proposal development related to international migration and mobility at the global, national, and regional scale.

The Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW) is a multidisciplinary occupational health clinic funded by the Province of Ontario. OHCOW-Hamilton has been providing health care to migrant workers in rural Ontario since 2006.

The Industrial Accident Victims Group of Ontario (IAVGO) is a Toronto-based legal aid clinic serving injured workers. IAVGO has been providing legal assistance and educational initiatives to migrant workers seeking WSIB for several years.