Communities are Partners

Background Report
October 20, 2020

This is a background companion report featuring a literature review of: Communities are Partners: Workers Occupational Health and Safety Rights with Newcomers by Dorothy Wigmore documents the history and impact of the program and makes recommendations.


For the past 20 years, newcomer and migrant workers in Manitoba have learned about occupational health, safety and compensation rights thanks to the Cross Cultural Com­munity Development Program at the MFL Occupational Health Centre. Community Trainers, who have gone through a train-the-trainer program, cover basic occupational health and safety and work­ers’ compensation rights in Manitoba in workers’ first languages.