CANADA’S LIVE-IN CAREGIVER PROGRAM
“If you live in the Philippines and you hear the word ‘Canada,’ you think, It’s a very nice place: good people, good salary,’” says Lilibeth Agoncillo. Unfortunately, her first job as a live-in caregiver only lasted three weeks.
CANADIAN IMMIGRATION POLICY & THE LCP
How well do live-in caregivers fare in achieving permanent residency in Canada?
COVER STORY: LEADERS FOR TOMORROW
“To me it was like oxygen,” says elementary school teacher Arifa Ghaffar of her participation in the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario’s Leaders for Tomorrow program. “The program changed me totally as a teacher and a person. I felt validated, I felt part of the bigger picture.”
VIOLA DESMOND ENERGIZER
An exercise that helps raise energy levels at meetings and gets people thinking about systemic ways in which racism shows itself.
ANNA WILLATS: A PROFILE
“At the Toronto Rape Crisis Centre in the 80s I learned everything I know about organizing,” says part-time professor and militant pride activist Anna Willats, an active supporter of the Ontario Public Service Employees’ Union campaign to win equal rights for part-time college
Repair EI! * Petrocan Workers Win * A Million Reasons Booklet
WEBWORK: THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF WIKIS
For the webbish amongst us, wikis embody the Web 2.0 ideal.
OUR TIMES TALLY
Percentage of the world’s poor who are women: 70