On this Mother’s Day, the Migrants Resource Centre Canada extends our warmest and heartfelt wishes to all migrant mothers and mother figures across the globe. Due to a lack of socio-economic opportunities in their home countries, many mothers make the difficult choice to search for work abroad in hopes of financially supporting their family. As a migrant service institution, the MRCC sees the direct implications of family separation on these… Read More »Happy Mother’s Day to all Migrant Moms!
On this International Working Women’s Day, MRCC affirms our commitment to serving migrant mothers, wives, sisters, and daughters across Canada. You have remained persistent and steadfast in the face of injustice and exploitation amidst a pandemic. A 2019 UN International Migration Report found that women and girls make up almost 50% of 272 million international migrants. Migrants serve as the backbone of food production and service, social and care work,… Read More »2022 International Working Women’s Day
Do you have questions regarding the vaccine passport? Or how can you get your vaccine certificate? MRCC wants to make sure that all workers are up to date with the latest vaccine requirements, and will be hosting an upcoming workshop on vaccine passports facilitated by Sherald Sanchez, a researcher at CAMH doing her Doctorate in Public Health at the University of Toronto. Please join us for this free workshop on… Read More »Vaccine Passport Workshop – March 15, 2022 7pm – 8pm EST.
The 2021 MRCC Annual Report is finally here! Read more to learn what MRCC was up to in 2021. Check out our programs and services, educational workshops, advocacy campaigns, research projects and more.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Migrants Resource Centre Canada welcomes the Ontario government’s announcement to develop a “portable benefits” system for workers with no coverage. We believe healthcare should be afforded to all workers, especially those who work part time and work in precarious conditions. However, we remain critical of the implementation and the timing of this plan. Under COVID, the need for healthcare is much more pronounced and should have… Read More »Statement on the Ontario government’s plan to develop a “portable benefits” system
On this International Migrants’ Day, MRCC affirms our commitment to continue serving migrant workers in Canada towards their empowerment throughout the ongoing pandemic. Migrant workers, especially temporary foreign workers (TFWs), face many vulnerabilities on a daily basis. Lack of permanent status, work permits and housing tied to a specific employer, and many more precarious conditions put migrants at risk of abuse, discrimination and exploitiation. This is the reality for many… Read More »Statement on International Migrants’ Day: MRCC affirms commitment serving migrant workers
Renters’ Rights during COVID-19Thursday, June 24, 20217:00-8:30 PMOn Zoom and Facebook Live Register at: bit.ly/care-workshop-register For the second time in a year in Ontario, there is an “eviction freeze”, stopping landlords from evicting most tenants during the current COVID-19 state of emergency. This “eviction freeze” ends when the stay-at-home order ends. The stay-at-home order has ended on June 2, 2021, but how will this affect renters’ rights? In light of… Read More »CARE Project Workshop: Renters’ Rights During COVID-19
Debunking COVID-19 Vaccine Myths April 15, 2021, 7:00-8:30 PM On Zoom and Facebook Live Register at: bit.ly/care-workshop-register As we enter the second year of the pandemic, there are still a lot of questions about COVID-19. In this workshop, we will cover the basics: What is COVID-19, its symptoms and long-term effects? What is the COVID-19 vaccine? How does it work? What are the differences between the various vaccines available? We… Read More »CARE Project Workshop: Debunking COVID-19 Vaccine Myths
Dear MRCC Community, Our CARE Project is well underway, and we are excited to invite you to participate in our workshop series! As we enter the second year of the pandemic, there are still a lot of questions about COVID-19. In this workshop, we will cover the basics: What is COVID-19, its symptoms and long-term effects? We will talk about the COVID-19 vaccine- what is it and how does it… Read More »UPCOMING COVID-19 RELATED WORKSHOPS
MRCC staff and volunteers set up an outreach table in front of Sentro Manila Filipino store in the neighbourhood of St. James Town on Saturday, March 28. Despite the rainy weather, we were able to meet and talk to mostly Filipino migrants in the area, distribute safety kits and invite them to our upcoming workshops.