Behind Closed Doors: Exposing Migrant Care Worker Exploitation During COVID-19
Migrant care workers across Canada released a report and this video on Oct 28 to share stories of abuse and their call for change.
These are Care Workers like you speaking out about their experiences! As Care Worker Leader Mariyah says,
"Let’s come out with care workers so we can have a strong voice to push the government for our rights to getting our immigration status and bringing our families! "
Watch, read and take action when we launch: www.MigrantRights.ca/BehindClosedDoors.
JOIN US FOR A DAY OF ACTION FOR STATUS FOR ALL ON NOVEMBER 1st: https://www.facebook.com/events/1025481547913684
ADD YOUR VOICE: www.StatusforAll.ca
Authored by Caregivers Action Centre (CAC), Vancouver Committee for Domestic Worker and Caregiver Rights (VCDWCR), Caregiver Connection Education and Support Organization (CCESO), and Migrant Workers Alliance for Change (MWAC), the report is endorsed by Alberta Careworkers Association, PINAY Quebec, Migrante Canada, Migrante Alberta, and Association for the Rights of Household and Farm Workers (ADDPD/ARHW). A joint project of the Landed Status Now Working Group of Migrant Rights Network.
Answers to your questions on paying back the Canada Emergency Response Benefit
The Canada Emergency Response Benefit, or CERB, was the financial support to employed and self-employed Canadians who were directly affected by COVID-19. The CRA has set the CERB benefit period between March 15 and September 26. Your benefit ends when you have received 28 weeks of benefits or on October 3, 2020, whichever comes first. For those who applied through the Canada Revenue Agency, the last four-week period for the CERB was August 30, 2020 through September 26, 2020.
If you are one of the recipients of this benefit, and you are not sure if you need to return or repay the CERB you received, here's what to do next.
Know Your Rights at Work!
CCESO held a FREE online workshop last October 11, 2020. Some of the questions asked by our fellow Care workers are listed below, and were answered by our hosts.