Westman Community Report Back & Celebration



OHC’s First Language Health & Safety Training for Newcomer Workers project for food processing workers in the Westman region of Manitoba held a Community Report Back & Celebration on Saturday, November 19, 2016 in Brandon to mark the ending of this two year project.

The project trained 14 Trainers from five different cultural communities who have delivered workshops on health & safety rights and resources in their own languages to workers in the food processing industry in Brandon and Neepawa.

The Community Report Back & Celebration was attended by many of the Trainers as well as representatives from the United Food & Commercial Workers 832, Westman Immigrant Services, Brandon and District Worker Advocacy Centre, and OHC.

This project is supported by a grant from the Research and Workplace Innovation Program of the Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba.

Attendees at the event were excited to learn that the Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba has approved additional funding for 2017-19 to build on the important work achieved through this project with food processing workers.