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Kairos honoured for advocacy.

KAIROS RECEIVED THE INAUGURAL Canada Agricultural Workers Alliance Award for their support of migrant farm workers.

The ecumenical social justice group was presented with the award in the 'community' category in November. Awards were also presented in media, political, and labour categories.

"We wanted to acknowledge the great work Kairos has done and show that the issue of temporary farm workers is not just a union issue, but a Canadian issue and a global issue," said Stan Raper, national co-ordinator for the Agriculture Workers Alliance, an organization funded by the United Food and Commercial Workers union.

Kairos's goal is "to create a clear path to permanent residency, provide funding and access to social services and ratify the United Nation's International Convention on the Protection of the. Rights of Migrant Workers and their Families," Alfredo Barahona, Kairos's lead staff person on migrant justice issues, told the Record in an email.

The Presbyterian Church has supported Kairos since it was founded in 2001.--SV

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Title Annotation:Community News
Publication:Presbyterian Record
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1CANA
Date:Jan 1, 2013
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