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February-March 2009

Features

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    CANADA’S LIVE-IN CAREGIVER PROGRAM

    By Carole Pearson

    “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.

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    CANADIAN IMMIGRATION POLICY & THE LCP

    By Salimah Valiani

    How well do live-in caregivers fare in achieving permanent residency in Canada?

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    COVER STORY: LEADERS FOR TOMORROW

    By Kristin Schwartz

    “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.”

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    VIOLA DESMOND ENERGIZER

    Canadian Labour Congress

    An exercise that helps raise energy levels at meetings and gets people thinking about systemic ways in which racism shows itself.

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    ANNA WILLATS: A PROFILE

    By Deidre Walton

    “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
    workers.

Departments

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    NOTES

    Repair EI! * Petrocan Workers Win * A Million Reasons Booklet

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    WEBWORK: THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF WIKIS

    By Derek Blackadder

    For the webbish amongst us, wikis embody the Web 2.0 ideal.

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    OUR TIMES TALLY

    By Sean Cain

    Percentage of the world’s poor who are women: 70

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    POETRY

    By Fiona Tinwei Lam