Before moving to Canada in 2008, I had always dreamed of becoming a social and youth activist. Then, in my first year of university as a human rights major, I had the opportunity to work as an advocate for the LGBTQ community through a youth-led, anti-homophobia group in Toronto. During that time, I also discovered the Students Against Migrant Exploitation (SAME) project, which raises awareness of migrant worker exploitation among high school and college students.
This year has been quite an exciting time for me, and it all started when I joined the bargaining committee with my union. Through this involvement, I was presented with the opportunity to attend UFCW Canada’s Young-Workers Internship Program (YIP) and the UFCW Canada National Convention in Montreal.