Seminar – “Assessing the Changes to the Live-in Caregiver Program: Improving Security or Deepening Precariousness?”

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 09/12/2014
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Location
Room 519, Fifth Floor, Kaneff Tower, York University

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Assessing the Changes to the Live-in Caregiver Program: Improving Security or Deepening Precariousness?

 

For several decades, Canada has had a temporary worker program for migrant caregivers that offered the possibility of permanent residence at the end of a ‘live-in’ period in the home their employer.  In October 2014, the federal government announced significant changes to the Live-in Caregiver Program, creating new categories and conditions for the granting of permanent residence and removing the requirement to ‘live-in’.  Some have welcomed at least some of the changes, but many caregiver advocates see the revised program as highly problematic.  This panel, featuring prominent lawyers and advocates working with live-in caregivers in Toronto, will assess the changes to the program and their consequences.

Panelists:

Petronila Cleto, Gabriela Ontario

Fay Faraday, Lawyer, Packer Chair in Social Justice, York University, and Visiting Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School

Avvy Go, Director, Metro Toronto Chinese & Southeast Asian Legal Clinic 

Deanna Santos, Founder, Santos Law Office, Markham

Pura Velasco, Former Domestic Worker / Caregiver

Chair:

Philip Kelly, York Centre for Asian Research

All are welcome.  For transit directions, or to request a parking pass, please contact: ycar@yorku.ca

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