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Calling all Filipina Care Workers: We want to hear your stories!

Paid research opportunity MRCC in partnership with Gabriela Ontario and York University will be conducting research on experiences during COVID-19. The goal of the project is to understand and better advocate for the needs of care workers. Participants will receive a $100 honorarium for each 2 hour focus group interview attended. If you’re interested in participating, contact Dr. Ethen Tungohan at tungohan@yorku.ca Download the poster PDF here.

Digital Fundraising Workshop

Coverage of our last IMPACT workshop Thank you to all who attended our last workshop of the IMPACT series! Last Saturday’s topic was digital fundraising. We participated in activities that helped exercise our digital fundraising skills such as creating profiles of our demographic and target audience. One key lesson learned was that the centre of the work we do is always people. This includes digital fundraising – as a fundraiser,… Read More »Digital Fundraising Workshop

MRCC: Empowering migrant workers for collective action

Repost from The Philippine Reporter In December 2019, staff persons from the Migrants Resource Centre Canada (MRCC) had a unique opportunity to present at the National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada (NEPMCC) about its services and programs. Managing Director Jesson Reyes, Program Coordinator Mithi Esguerra, and Project Staff person Kota Kimura expounded on the current activities and projects of the institution to the membership of the NEPMCC. MRCC… Read More »MRCC: Empowering migrant workers for collective action

MRCC, UFCW Canada collaboration

Reports on the centre’s activities and projects for 2020 Staff persons from MRCC presented to UFCW Canada national president Paul Meinema on the activities and achievements of the centre. We are looking forward for years of partnership to support migrant workers and the community.

International Migrant’s Alliance launched in Canada

Group photo of all the participants and migrant workers This past December, MRCC staff and organizers attended the first ever International migrants assembly held in Canada. The IMA Canada International Migrants Alliance – Canada Chapter was successfully launched with over 80 workers, advocates and service provides in attendance in Ottawa, ON. Keynote speaker Ana Robredo from IMA USA International Migrants Alliance – USA Chapter spoke about the current situation of… Read More »International Migrant’s Alliance launched in Canada

Leadership Training in Barrie

Coverage of the November 2019 workshop Barrie got a sneak peek at our Leadership and Training workshop which will take place in Toronto on March 7th. Migrants in the City of Barrie attended in this fun and interactive workshop in order to educate and influence individuals regarding changes in the permanent residency application process. The workshop on March 7th will be aimed at developing the leadership capacity of the participants… Read More »Leadership Training in Barrie

Writing for Empowerment Workshop

Recap of our IMPACT workshop that took place on Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 The role of community leaders is to communicate their ideas to a broader audience. Crafting an effective piece of writing could assist greatly in this process but for those who do not have an academic background or prior experience in writing, this can be a daunting task. In order to assist with this task, MRCC hosted a… Read More »Writing for Empowerment Workshop

Advocacy and Campaign Workshop

Recap of workshop that took place on December 21st, 2019 Happy holidays! December was festive and fun as we celebrated the holidays by playing games in addition to learning and empowering participants through our Advocacy and Campaign workshop. This workshop focused on teaching and empowering migrant workers on how to be community leaders, as well as how to build their networks and effectively communicate their demands towards a better recognition… Read More »Advocacy and Campaign Workshop

How Can Migrant Workers Impact Government Policies?

Recap on the workshop that took place on November 9th, 2019 The Canadian political system can be confusing for those who recently arrived in the country. Yet knowing where to direct your grievance is crucial for running a successful advocacy campaign. The purpose of this workshop was to educate migrants and newcomers about how the Canadian political system works through different levels of government so they can better mobilize and… Read More »How Can Migrant Workers Impact Government Policies?