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Workshop on Immigrants’ Precarious Status

January 16, 2017 at 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Location:Room 2017 Dunton Tower
Key Contact:Dr. Amrita Hari

Prolonged Precarious Status in Canada: Generating Policy Directions for the New Federal Government

The day consists of two working sessions that will gather together a multidisciplinary group of experts in immigration, refugee, and citizenship policy. The morning session will assess the current versions of programs for temporary migrant workers. The afternoon session will focus on the marginalization and abuse of specific vulnerable groups that exist outside of the formalized temporary labour migration streams, including but not limited to refugee claimants, migrant sex workers, visa overstayers, sponsored dependents, and stateless persons. We invite you to participate in this public discussion to help refine and add to the recommendations. Please see the attached poster for the full list of speakers.

The workshop will be capped off with a reception from 5.30 to 7pm at The University of Ottawa, Human Rights Research and Education Centre (57 Louis Pasteur, 5th Floor) that will showcase preliminary recommendations from the research and discussion of 15 academics and lawyers to be presented to the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship on reforms that can be made to the Canadian immigration system related to precarious status.

Light refreshments will be served at both events. Everyone is welcome!

Idil Atak (Criminology, Ryerson)
Fay Faraday (Osgoode, York)
Christina Gabriel (Political Science, Carleton)
Megan Gaucher (Carleton University)
Luin Goldring (Sociology, York)
Jenna Hennebry (Balsillie, Wilfrid-Laurier)
Patti Lenard (Social Sciences, uOttawa)
Jamie Liew (Law, uOttawa)
Laura Macdonald (Political Science, Carleton)
Delphine Nakache (Social Sciences, uOttawa)
Geraldina Polanco (Sociology, Waterloo)
Safiyah Rochelle (Legal Studies, Carleton)
Ethel Tungohan (Political Science, York)

If you have any questions or would like to RSVP, please e-mail Amrita Hari or Jamie Liew at