Fuerza Migrante

Fuerza Migrante seeks to build popular power in the fields in order to end injustice. Our work is based on mutual aid and community self-defense.

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Members of Fuerza Migrante visiting a cranberry farm in Surrey, BC

Organizing for justice must begin with questioning why, how, and who determines that some people will be marginalized and exploited in a systematic and collective manner, while others will benefit enormously from that oppression.

Fuerza Migrante* is a community organization that seeks to transform a world stained by exploitation and injustice. We work to build an autonomous movement of migrants, based on mutual aid and community self-defense.

Our struggle is multidimensional: we know that we must end with all forms of oppression at the same time. The struggle against gendered violence is particularly important, as most migrant farm workers identify as males. The dispossession of Indigenous territories at the hand of colonizers is another crucial issue to attack.

We gather together our resources and skills in order to participate in the struggles for migrant freedom in Canada. We also work and stand in solidarity with all other just struggles across the world.

We are committed to placing the workers and their needs at the centre of our projects. Facilitating collective decision-making, we decide together how our organization works.

*We were previously called the Migrant Workers' Dignity Association (MWDA) in English, and we were nicknamed "Dignidad Migrante" in Spanish.


Our recent activities:

  • Dia del Padre Migrante 2020
    El Dia del Padre se celebra en Canadá el tercer Domingo en Junio. Este año, esta celebración fue particularmente dura para les trabajadorxs agrícolas migrantes, debido a la pandemia del COVID-19. Por eso Fuerza Migrante quiso llevarles una sorpresa a las granjas.
  • DE ÚLTIMA HORA: Fuerza Migrante sin razón de ser tras anuncio del gobierno Canadiense que resuelve todos los problemas de les trabajadorxs migrantes.
    Vancouver, BC – 1 de Agosto de 2020. Para beneplácito de todes les migrantes en Canadá, el Primer Ministro Justin Trudeau hizo hoy un anuncio (aquí) una serie de medidas que resuelven todas sus quejas y preocupaciones, incluyendo financiamiento para que organizaciones hagan promoción comunitaria, cambios al proceso de inspecciones a las granjas, y millones […]
  • COVID-19 info
    La crisis global del #COVIDー19 demuestra el rol fundamental que cumplen les trabajadorxs #migrantes, particularmente los que trabajan en el campo. ¡Sin elles nadie come! Por eso producimos volantes para que todes les migrantes estén informados. ¡Ayuda a compartirlo!
  • Ingredients For Accountable Coalition- And Network-building
    Oppressive social relations are produced and reproduced through dehumanizing language, behaviours, and practices. This is why we lay out, even if in a rough manner, what we consider to be key ingredients upon which coalitions or networks can be built.
  • Multidimensional solidarity: Building migrant power means challenging hegemonic masculinity
    While exploitation at the hands of their Canadian employers is a unifying feature of migrant farm worker experiences, this is not the only social relation that impacts their lives. Understanding and acknowledging the existence of the patriarchy is a major obstacle in our struggle.