The Immigrant Worker Center (IWC) is a social justice organization based in Montreal that defends the rights of immigrants in the workplace through a community labor approach, and offers resources and referrals to immigrant workers. The IWC’s main objectives are to improve the working conditions of the immigrants and to provide support for instances of workplace harassment, threat, health and safety accidents, lack of paid vacation and overtime, or parental leave. The goal is to educate, not only the immigrant workers, but also the general public on the situation of immigrant and migrant workers. For more information, please visit their website: http://iwc-cti.org/
The March 8 Committee of Women of Diverse Origins is an alliance of grassroots women’s organizations representing the diversity of cultural communities in Montreal. Since 2002, we have organized an International Women’s Day march and event that reflects our militant stand and our awareness about the world context and the role of our own struggles and actions. We have brought in speakers from around the world; women who proclaim women’s rights as human rights, women who fight for social justice and the liberation of all peoples, and women who are rooted in daily struggles against war, violence, and conflict. We seek to share our experiences, widen our understanding, and broaden women’s solidarity both locally and globally. In August 2010, we hosted the Montreal International Women’s Conference which brought together close to 400 women from 32 countries (https://wdofdo.wordpress.com/accueil-home/).
Our mission at FIPOQ is to create an atmosphere for indigenous Filipinos to share and celebrate our common cultural heritage, including languages, arts, traditions and culture.
SINGING LAYA is a group of artists and activists in the Montreal Filipino community that combine their art-making practice with social and political messages that are present within the community.
As a member organization of the Migrante International chapter of Canada, PINAY follows and participates in numbers events and campaigns that are organized by Migrante. Please refer to the MIGRNATE INTERNATIONAL http://migranteinternational.org/ or MIGRANTE CANADA http://migrante.ca/ for more information.