The Solidarity City Network has produced a series of new resources for service providers and undocumented immigrants to ensure safe access to services in the City of Toronto. Posters and flyers in Spanish and English are available on which municipal services are accessible in Toronto and what undocumented immigrants can do if they are denied these services.
Social Planning Toronto also released a new report called Accessing Community Programs and Services for Non-Status Immigrants in Toronto: Organizational Challenges and Responses on obstacles and challenges to providing services to undocumented immigrants in Toronto. The report shows that the need for support and the lack of formal organizational polices are creating inconsistent access to services for undocumented residents in Toronto.
In this Toronto Star article on the new report, Angie shares her story of being denied wages because her employer was aware of her lack of status.
“I’ve worked for the family for four months. My employer knew I didn’t have papers. In May, she called the police to turn me in because she didn’t want to pay me…”
Workers’ Action Centre is a member of the Solidarity City Network. We believe all workers need access to services and protection of their rights regardless of their status.