Settlement: Considerations for Temporary Foreign Workers and their Families in Brandon, Manitoba

The Rural Development Institute (RDI) at Brandon University identified a need to bring together representatives from all levels of government, community, academia, and industry to address community challenges and knowledge gaps related to the arrival and settlement of temporary foreign workers and their families. The Temporary Foreign Worker Dialogue Group meets regularly and serves as a mechanism to better understand the temporary foreign worker process while developing an open atmosphere to share information amongst service providers, policy makers, industry, and researchers. The group chooses and discusses pertinent topics, often engaging guest speakers to target discussion and inform policy, programming, and research. This dialogue group continues to grow in interest and popularity as the value of such meetings is recognized by all involved stakeholders.