Migrants Resource Centre Canada Presents: Community Care and Organizing During COVID-19 (Free Workshop)
November 18th, 2020 at 7:30 PM (Zoom, online)
With the COVID-19 pandemic, community building and engagement have been challenging due to restrictions that affect our ability to connect with one another. Organizing under these conditions to maintain our connections are crucial especially when members of our communities are facing mental health issues such as stress and anxiety due to or emphasized by COVID-19 and lack of support.This workshop will discuss how many of the stressors affecting our well-being come from external factors that we do not have control over individually but can be addressed by our communities together. Participants will learn about best practices of community care, how to seek support, and how to navigate the pandemic overall as a community.
Workshop Facilitator: Cynthia Palmaria
Cynthia Palmaria (Migrante Alberta)Cynthia moved to Canada from the Philippines 30 years ago through the sponsorship of her parents who came to Montreal in the 1980’s as caregivers under the Foreign Domestic Movement. She moved to Edmonton, Alberta in 2013 with her husband and daughter.Cynthia is one of the co-founders of Migrante-Alberta, a Filipino organization that advocates for the rights and welfare of Filipino workers. She is currently working as a faculty at the University of Alberta in the Radiation Therapy department.
Please register here: https://bit.ly/CareAndOrganize20
For more info or if you require assistance in registering, please contact: 1-866-275-4046
The BAYANIHAN Project is a webinar/workshop series running from September to November 2020 designed to help workers navigate the new realities of workplace safety, access to community health resources, housing, income support, and immigration.This project will also serve to provide a peer support group for workers to connect and build relationships with other grassroots organizations in the Greater Toronto Area.The BAYANIHAN Project is made possible through the support of the Canadian Red Cross COVID-19 Community Support Program.