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Season III, 2024

End Human Trafficking - A Commitment for All
 

CHHA-1610 AM and the Mary Ward TO Center continue to connect Canada and Latin America to prevent human trafficking, a crime that has many faces and takes advantage of ignorance. Human trafficking for labour and sexual exploitation, the rights of migrant workers, the commitment of governments to prevent human trafficking and other topics will be covered in this 2024 season.

In the 2024 season, our allies are:
IBVM Spain - Irlandesas, joins as a strategic ally.
Amarc Alc The network of community radio stations in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Diocese of Montreal, Program for migrants, refugees and asylum seekers.
Radio Progreso, broadcasts from Honduras.
Radio University of Guadalajara, from Mexico
.
Internacional Stereo Ipiales from Colombia on the border with Ecuador.

4 | Season Premiere - May

The reality of migrant workers in Canada, as active actors in the Canadian economy, as strong workers in the provision of food, care, health and construction. How do temporary migrant worker agreements and contracts operate in practice? Are the agreements and pacts signed by Canada fully complied with? Do all employers hiring migrant workers guarantee and protect the rights of migrant workers in the same way? An analysis of the realities of Ontario and Quebec in Canada and Spain

Guests:
  • Spain - IVBM Spain, Marta Santos interviewed to Macarena Ubeda, from the Organization Pueblos Unidos

  • Canada - Diocese of Montreal, Alessandra Santopadres, responsible for the Program for Migrants, Refugees and Asylum Seekers

  • Canada - ALAC Montreal, Tatiana Jaramillo

3 | Season Premiere - April

If you migrate as a worker, your labour rights are the same as those of other workers; You even have additional rights, not fewer rights.

 

Countries establish legal procedures and costs for immigration processes. If someone charges you more money or expenses outside the legally established legal expenses, those are risk indicators in the immigration process. It is illegal for an employer to ask for your passport, work permit, study permit or any personal document to retain it and deduct or not pay you for work days if you get sick. When an employment contract includes a place to live, that place must have decent and safe living conditions, and the employer cannot deduct that place from your salary. If the contract is written in a language other than your own, someone should read the contract to you in your language before you sign it, allowing you to ask questions and clarify its terms. If you are going to migrate as a temporary worker through an agreement between countries, the Government of your country must provide you with information about the agreement, the type of work you will do, the nature of the contract you will sign, the benefits it will have, the duration of the contract among others.

Guests:
  • Spain - IVBM Spain, Marta Santos interviewed to Macarena Ubeda, from the Organization Pueblos Unidos

  • Canada - Diocese of Montreal, Alessandra Santopadres, responsible for the Program for Migrants, Refugees and Asylum Seekers

  • El Salvador - Public Voice, Javier Ramon from Public Voice, El Salvador

2 | Season Premiere - March

Every person has the right to migrate, which is safeguarded by international instruments (UN), as is the case with the right to work as a migrant (ILO).


Since 1973, Canada has created a Federal program to provide migrant workers to fill workspaces where labour is required and has also established bilateral agreements with some countries for this purpose.

Companies hiring migrant workers and temporary migrant workers have particular obligations to guarantee their rights and provide the necessary benefits so that their stay in Canada as temporary workers is in accordance with international and national standards.

Guests:
  • Spain - IVBM Spain, Marta Santos interviewed to Macarena Ubeda, from the Organization Pueblos Unidos

  • Canada - Diocese of Montreal, Alessandra Santopadres, responsible for the Program for Migrants, Refugees and Asylum Seekers

  • Mexico - Comunicadores de la Frontera Sur Tapachula, Chiapas, David Tavernier

1 | Season Premiere - February

The first program of the III season counted with the participation of Latin American broadcasters allied to the project connecting Toronto and four countries live and will be rebroadcast in the allied stations of the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters - AMARC.

Also participating are institutional partners:  IBVM from Spain and the Diocese of Toronto from Montreal through the office of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers.

 

We introduced the season by talking about migration from Latin America to richer countries, the migration crisis, and the reality of migrant workers in Canada and Spain.

Guests:
  • Spain - IVBM Spain, Marta Santos

  • Canada - Diocese of Montreal, Alessandra Santopadres, responsible for the Program for Migrants, Refugees and Asylum Seekers

  • El Salvador - AMARC, Alc, Diego Diego Hernández, Regional Coordination Team

  • Colombia - Radio Internacional Stereo, Melissa Coral

  • Honduras - Radio Progreso, Iolany Perez

  • Mexico - Radio Universidad de Guadalajara (RUDG), Victor Hugo Magaña, Manager

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