Marking National Day of Mourning for Injured and Killed Workers to Identify Vulnerability, Understand Roles and Responses, and Consider Strategies
Thursday, Apr 28, 2022
This 2 hour workshop will mark the 36th Day of Mourning for workers killed and injured on the job through the lens of nine international agricultural worker (IAW) deaths during the pandemic, from the perspectives of investigators, regulators and researchers, to gain an understanding of roles, approaches and practices, the complexity of issues, planned future initiatives, as well as a broader dialogue on vulnerability and prevention.
Aimed at a diverse audience of workers and workplaces, advocates and activists, health and safety representatives and committee members, OHS professionals, researchers and community members in order to foster understanding and a common purpose to learn and ultimately apply the knowledge to prevent future illness, injuries and deaths.
SPEAKERS / SESSIONS:
Welcome and Day of Mourning Acknowledgement
Michelle Tew, Occupational Health Nurse, OHCOW
Key Findings and Recommendations from a Study of Coroner’s Files of Migrant Agricultural Workers’ Deaths in Ontario from January 2020 to June 2021
Dr. C. Susana Caxaj, Assistant Professor, Department of Nursing, University of Western Ontario,
Stephanie Mayell, PhD (Cand) Department of Anthropology
Dr. Maxwell Tran, Public Health and Preventative Medicine Resident, University of Toronto and
others from Migrant Worker Health Expert Working Group
Ontario Office of the Chief Coroner: Role and General Response to Worker Deaths, Intro to the 2021 Review on COVID-19 Related Deaths of Temporary Foreign Agricultural Workers in 2020 and Stakeholder Engagement Strategies
Dr. Reuven Jhirad, Deputy Chief Coroner
Ontario Ministry of Labour, Training and Skill Development:
Roles, Response, and Vulnerability Protection Initiatives
John Reid, Senior Manager, Cross-Program Strategy and Support Unit,
Iliana Rejc, Vulnerable Worker Specialist,
Bill Roy, Director, Strategy and Integration Branch
Discussion on Report, Review, Roles, Responses, Vulnerability and Strategies for Prevention
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We look forward to seeing you there.
OHCOW Migrant Farm Worker Program Team
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