The Sanctuary Movement and Public Services (Lower Mainland)

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

BCGEU Lower Mainland Office, 130-2920 Virtual Way, Vancouver,  V5M 0C4| View Map
Phone: 604-215-1499 | Phone toll free: 1-888-238-0239

A light supper will be provided at 5:30.

This workshop will use discussion questions, role playing, and other interactive techniques to build empathy, and raise awareness about some of the issues faced by persons with precarious immigration status (including undocumented workers). Participants can hope to leave this workshop with an understanding of:

  • the Sanctuary movement;
  • different journeys of migration to Canada;
  • the Sanctuary Principles of Access to Services for All and Access to Services Without Fear;
  • some considerations for service providers to make their services more accessible to persons with precarious immigration status; and 
  • know your rights with respect to the Canada Border Services Agency as a community organization and/or service provider.

The BCGEU is pleased to sponsor this workshop with Sanctuary Health Vancouver. Please invite co-workers and interested family members to attend. A light supper will be available at this workshop.

We are located near Renfrew Skytrain Station.

Register online http://events.bcgeu.ca/education