Annual Health and Information Fair

The Migrant Workers Community Program (MWCP) conducted its 2015 Annual Health & Information Fair for migrant workers in Leamington, Ontario.

According to MWCP: “This event helps workers with medical services and free essential bilingual information. Many look forward to it as they have benefited from it in previous years.

The Health Fair included: the Windsor Essex Health Unit doing blood pressure tests; the Windsor AIDS Committee with HIV information; the Local Health Integration Networks (LHIN) focusing on migrant worker´s needs and barriers; Dr. Richard Kniaziew conducting basic eye tests, among other health professionals.

There were also health and wellbeing professionals related to foot care; mental, occupational and sexual health; and information on the importance of hydration. Alcoholic Anonymous representatives handed out flyers to promote best practices and their services and the Windsor Essex Bilingual Law Clinic offered legal advice and services.

The Ontario Provincial Police OPP provided safety information and checked migrant workers’ bikes & attached reflective tape. The Consulates from Mexico and Guatemala provided information to the workers. Among other service providers, E. Babkirk Tax Preparation income tax firm, who has been serving migrant workers for over 20 years, also took part.

We thank our sponsors, medical and information providers, all volunteers, Atoctli Magazine and the Rhine Danube hall for making this event possible. Without them it would be very hard for the MWCP to operate and accomplish its mission and goals.“ Claudia Suarez, MWCP Operations Manager.

The MWCP is a non for profit association; they accept donations and their receipts are tax deductible. If interested please contact: Lorraine Gibson om-mwcp@gmail.com 519-325-0876. The MWCP annual program is available in the events sections in www.atoctli.com

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