It started in the Okanagan orchards in 2006.
One of the founders of our organization worked picking peaches, apples and pears in Keremeos. There he witnessed the abuses we suffer to this day. Indignation sparked courage, and alongside other workers he initiated the organization.
At the Dignidad Migrante Society we educate temporary foreign workers and we provide services that promote workers’ autonomy and self-organization.
Our collective efforts help to resolve everyday challenges and ensure that our rights and dignity are respected. Our main focus is on Temporary Foreign Farm Workers (TFFW), who represent one of the most vulnerable sectors of labour in Canada and who face significant discrimination and exploitation in their daily lives. Our efforts each year reach at least 2,000 workers and provide a minimum of 5,000 free services, including workshops, translation, and assistance accessing benefits such as Employment Insurance and pensions to which these workers are legally entitled.r pulvinar nisi, amet consequat fringilla sit facilisi imperdiet.
All support counts and is welcome. Our Work Committees always welcome technical assistance. The following are some of the other invaluable ways in which you can get involved:
1) Obtain and establish a network of donors. We strive to have a diversified donor base in order to avoid dependency on particular donors or types of financial support.
2) Organize events. These include Father’s Day, International Migrants day, and soccer matches and tournaments.
3) Grants. Research and request grants for various projects.
4) Printing materials. Printing costs can be expensive. Please get in touch if you or your organization can support us by printing flyers, brochures and forms.