TNO – Workers Support Services – Oshawa


Academic Research Partners

Collaborating with Leading Institutions to Improve Migrant Workers' Lives


At TNO – The Neighbourhood Organization, we firmly believe that informed decision-making is key to creating lasting, meaningful change. Our academic research partners are essential in helping us gain a deeper understanding of the issues that affect migrant workers in Ontario. By collaborating with leading universities and research institutions, we work together to produce studies that inform our programs and services, drive policy changes, and raise public awareness.

Our Partners

Our academic research partners come from a diverse range of universities and research institutions. They are experts in various fields, including migration studies, labor rights, social work, and public health. Some of our current partners include:

  • Stephanie Mayell, PhD Candidate at the University of Toronto’s Department of Anthropology.
  • PRESMA: Partnered Research Evaluation Services with Migrants in Agriculture.
  • Guido Pezzarossi, Associate Professor, Anthropology Department at Syracuse University.

Research Focus Areas

Our research partnerships focus on a range of topics that are crucial to the well-being of migrant workers in Ontario. Some of these focus areas include:

  • Health and safety in the workplace.
  • Access to social services and community support.
  • Legal rights and protections for migrant workers.
  • Integration and settlement challenges.
  • Policy recommendations for improving the Temporary Foreign Worker Program.
  • Bridging services gaps for temporary foreign workers in Canada.

Get Involved

Are you a researcher or academic institution interested in partnering with us to advance our understanding of issues affecting migrant workers in Ontario? We invite you to get in touch with us to explore potential collaboration opportunities. Please contact our Program Manager at for more information.

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