- Are you a strong community advocate or service provider that hosts regular meetings?
- Have you had a hard time understanding what exactly is happening in immigration policy?
- Do you have opinions about what new immigrants need in Canada?
Then this opportunity is for you!
The Migrant Workers Alliance for Change is inviting applications from immigrants with strong community connections for a two-day Train-the-Trainer session on immigration and refugee policy. We will give you the tools and support you to facilitate discussion on immigration in your community. At this training you will learn:
- The real facts about immigration, and refugee policy;
- How immigration policy is made, and how you can influence it;
- Tools to support and refer newcomers and migrants; and
- Facilitation skills
If this is of interest to you, then apply right now! This opportunity is especially for immigrant community leaders, and does not require any prior qualifications. You do not need to speak English as your first language.
How it works:
- Step 1: Fill you this form.
- Step 2: Selected participants will be invited to a two-day Train-the-Trainer session on July 18 and 19, 2015.
- Step 3: After the training you will be supported to facilitate the workshop we developed together with your community group.
- Step 4: At this workshop, you will encourage 1-2 people to volunteer to come to a meeting.
- Step 5: Volunteer representatives from all the workshops will meet to talk about immigration some time in September 2015.
In total, you will spend 16 hours in training, 2 hour facilitating your community workshop, and 2 hours in the joint community meeting. You will get an honorarium of $400, and will be given financial support for your community gatherings.
The Migrant Workers Alliance for Change (MWAC) is Canadaâ€™s largest migrant workers rights coalition. We are a coalition of migrant workers groups, legal clinics, health agencies, labour unions and faith-based organizations. The Talking Immigration is our project to give immigrant community leaders the tools to understand and engage with all aspects of the immigration system.