The Neighbourhood Organization

  info@tno-toronto.org

  1-855-421-3054

  info@tno-toronto.org

  1-855-421-3054

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Worker Support Services (WSS)

Program Information

This new program provides support to temporary foreign workers in partnership with agencies across Ontario by:

  • Helping migrant workers to access accurate information and available services and supports including health, legal, and social services in their communities.
  • Increasing education and empowering migrant workers to exercise their rights while in Canada.
  • Supporting increased social, civic engagement and participation of migrant workers in their communities.

This program seeks to build a Community of Practice among agencies assisting migrant workers in the program. The Worker Support Services (WSS) program is governed and supported by the WSS Steering Committee.

Who is Eligible?

Temporary foreign workers (TFWs) and employers of TFWs.

Contact Details

Name: Jennifer Rajasekar 

Project Manager

Phone: 647-296-0161
Email: jrajasekar@tno-toronto.org

Services for Workers

TNO staff and partners provide comprehensive support to temporary foreign workers across Ontario. Learn more about our free and confidential services here.

Services for Employers

Employers can work directly with TNO and partners to support the wellbeing of temporary foreign workers in Ontario. Learn more about the services and supports employers can access here.

Our Team

Jennifer Rajasekar

Manager

Jennifer is the Manager of Social Support Services at TNO, and is primary point-person for the Worker Support Services program.


Languages: English and Tamil.


jrajasekar@tno-toronto.org

647-296-0161

Daniel Quesada

Program Coordinator

Daniel is the Program Coordinator for the East/West division of the Worker Support Services program.


Languages: English, Spanish, and French. 


drebolledo@tno-toronto.org

416-475-2627

Gabriel Allahdua

Lead Outreach & Marketing

Gabriel leads all outreach and marketing initiatives related to the Worker Support Services program.


Languages: English and Patois.


gallahdua@tno-toronto.org

416-524-4162

Elena Sotelo

Outreach & Service Delivery Worker

Elena completes outreach visits and service delivery to temporary foreign workers in the southeast/southwest region of Ontario.

 

Languages: English and Spanish.

 

esotelo@tno-toronto.org

416-524-1988

Esel Panlaqui

Program Coordinator

Esel is the Program Coordinator for the southeast/southwest division of the WSS program.


Languages: English and Tagalog.


epanlaqui@tno-toronto.org

1-647-391-1096

Coming Soon

Project Administrator

The provincial administrator for the WSS program. This role supports the delivery and administration of the program across Ontario.

Languages: English and Spanish.

comingsoon@tno-toronto.org

1-647-222-4430

Lennox Scarlett

Outreach & Service Delivery Worker

Lennox Scarlett is the WSS outreach and delivery worker for the southeast/southwest region, primarily focusing on Brantford and surrounding areas.

 

Languages: English and Patois.

lscarlett@tno-toronto.org

1-416-524-1898

Eduardo Velez

Outreach & Service Delivery Worker

Eduardo is an Outreach and Service Delivery Worker, based out of Ottawa, Ontario, providing services to temporary foreign workers in the Eastern Ontario region.


Languages: English and Spanish.


evelez@tno-toronto.org

1-647-390-4931

Liliana Lara Higginson

Outreach and Service Delivery Worker

Based out of the Barrie, Liliana provides direct one-on-one support for migrant workers across the northeast region.

 

Languages: English and Spanish.

 

Lhigginson@tno-toronto.org

1-647-390-6539

Santiago Henao

Support Counselor

Santiago is a Support Counselor under the WSS program, primarily serving the Durham region in Ontario. 

 

Languages: English and Spanish.

 

shenao@tno-toronto.org

1-647-527-4509

Irene Lopez

Outreach & Service Delivery Worker

Irene is an outreach and service delivery worker primarily serving the Durham region in Ontario.

 

Languages: English and Spanish.

 

ilopez@tno-toronto.org

Vilma Pagaduan

Support Counselor

Vilma provides direct one-on-one support to migrant workers in the southeast/southwest regions of Ontario.


Languages: English and Tagalog.


vpagaduan@tno-toronto.org

1-416-421-3054

Resources

Worker Support Services - TNO

What to expect after calling 911

What to Expect calling 911 (Spanish)

Immigration concept text appearing behind torn brown paper envelope
Freedom of Movement (English) - Government of Canada
Immigration concept text appearing behind torn brown paper envelope
Libertad de Movimiento Español - Gobierno de Canada
Social Insurance Number (SIN) for Newcomers - Service Canada
Temporary Foreign Workers: Your Rights are Protected - Government of Canada
Trabajadores Extranjeros Temporales: sus derechos están protegidos
mental health meter for a person's happiness
Agricultural Workers Tip Sheet (English) - Government of Ontario

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