Jill Hanley (PhD Université de Montréal) is Associate Professor at the McGill School of Social Work. Her research has focused on access to social rights for people with precarious immigration status. In recent years, she has looked at such issues as: access to health care for a continuum of precarious status migrants; access to healthcare for pregnant undocumented women; homelessness and housing insecurity for migrant women; and labour rights among temporary foreign workers. She is interested in people’s individual, family and community strategies to overcome barriers to their rights. Out of concern that her research findings be useful to and applied by practitioners, Jill works closely with a number of community organizations and engages in policy dialogue. She is an active member of the Immigrant Workers’ Centre where she was a co-founder in 2000.
As part of the On the Move project, Jill will contribute her ongoing work on international migrant workers, and as a member of the policy research component, head up the documentation of pension policy in relation to labour migration.
Ben Soltane, S., Hanley, J. and Hordyk, S-R. (Fall 2012). Révéler l’itinérance des femmes immigrantes à Montréal : documenter l’itinérance différemment. Revue FéminÉtudes.
Sikka, A., Lippel, K. and Hanley, J. (Winter 2012). Access to Health Care and Workers’ Compensation for Precarious Migrants in Québec. Ontario and New Brunswick: McGill Journal of Law and Health Vol 4(3).
Hanley, J., Premji, S., Lippel K., and Messing, K. (2010). Action Research for the Health and Safety of Domestic Workers in Montreal: Using Numbers to Tell Stories and Effect Change. New Solutions 20(4):421-39.
Hanley, J. and Shragge, E. (2009). Organizing for Immigrant Worker Rights: Policy Barriers and Community Campaigns. Journal of Community Practice 17(1-2).
Baltodano, C., Choudry, a., Hanley, J., Jordan, S., Shragge, E., and Stiegman, M. (2008). Becoming an Immigrant Worker: Learning in Everyday Life. Canadian Journal for the Study of Adult Education 20(2): 99-113.
Faculty page, McGill University
Immigrant Women’s Centre