This article was originally published by Niagara This Week. Read the original here. While it will be cold this winter, one Beamsville church will be warm with the sense of community, and fiery Mexican food, as a project to help migrant farm workers kicks off. Before...
Why are migrant farm workers calling for permanent residence status for all? A Niagara lawyer explains
https://www.niagarathisweek.com/news-story/10750886-why-are-migrant-farm-workers-calling-for-permanent-residence-status-for-all-a-niagara-lawyer-explains/ Mandip Grewal has spent the last two years of her life trying to help the people who help put food on our tables...
Cheery music, delicious food, and togetherness were all around at St. Alban’s Anglican Church on Sunday afternoon, Aug. 7 in Beamsville. Members of Niagara's seasonal agricultural workforce gathered to mingle and reflect on two years of hard work during the COVID-19...
Migrant Farmworkers Project and Covid19https://niagaraanglican.news/2020/10/10/migrant-farmworkers-project-and-covid-19/?fbclid=IwAR0WK1Il30UDBgDyAoG5HxDfCOAMVmqPl8WtlOKG43xVD0rpKvAdIq9ZB6k
Learn how the Migrant Farmworker Project has been able to pivot during COVID-19.
From the October, 2020, edition of the Niagara Anglican Newspaper
“It was a hard decision, but the right decision,” says Rev. Antonio Illas, missioner of the Migrant Farmworkers Project located in the Niagara region.
Migrant Farmworkers Project has a New Season Underway that continues the Grocery Bag Drop-Off and Bikes for Farmworkers Initiativehttps://niagaraanglican.news/2021/05/27/migrant-farmworkers-project-a-new-season-underway/
From the June, 2021 Niagara Anglican Newspaper
Migrant Farmworkers Project opens its doors in Beamsville
'It’s about empowerment': Migrant Farmworkers Project opens its doors in Beamsville to serve the 'poorest of the poorest' Reverend Antonio Illas said that although seasonal workers are essential to Niagara’s economy, they’re faced with discrimination It's all about...
Quest partners with Niagara Migrant Farmworkers Project
Health care clinics now offered year-round On a cold and dreary late winter day, it didn’t seem like the time of year that any migrant farmworkers would need the support of Quest Community Health Centre. Most people in Niagara probably thought they had all returned to...
Pandemic highlighted the importance of Niagara’s migrant farmworkers
Workers showed their resilience, Migrant Farm Worker Project director says When the world shut down in March 2020, Canada quickly realized it couldn’t shut travel down completely. Only days after the borders were closed, the government reversed course for one group of...
In October 2020 St. Lukes, Burlington sponsored a gathering on the Issues of Migrant Farm Workers.
Watch the presentation here, including an informative question and answer time.
Invisible no more, Migrant worker outreach moves from the church to the fieldhttps://www.niagarathisweek.com/news-story/10074322-invisible-no-more-migrant-worker-outreach-moves-from-the-church-to-the-field/?fbclid=iwar2y0cjdmjkemhftzrfvv-3qdoj2xj4n8u2tcfnxfk6ypglbrh9lwsrjmni
Anglican Diocese of Niagara’s Migrant Farmworkers project continues to distribute food and clothing during pandemic.