Mental Health and COVID – 19

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Migrants Resource Centre Canada Presents: Mental Health and COVID-19 Workshop (Free Workshop) November 2nd, 2020 at 7:30 PM (Zoom, online) Workshop Facilitator:Jessica Ticar (PhD in Critical Policy, Equity, and Leadership Studies from the Faculty of Education at Western University, Registered Psychotherapist (Inactive), and Canadian Certified Counsellor) As COVID-19 cases are increasing again while colder and darker days are approaching, mental health issues such as increased stress, fear, anxiety, and loneliness… Read More »Mental Health and COVID – 19

Immigration Policy Changes under Covid – 19

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Migrants Resource Centre Canada Presents: Immigration Policy Changes under COVID-19 Workshop (FREE Workshop)_________ October 21st, 2020 at 7:30 PM (Zoom, online)_________ Workshop Facilitator: Jecris Tubigon (Parkdale Intercultural Association, Northeast Central Immigration) Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, processing of applications related to immigration have been delayed and changed. The government introduced new temporary policies designed to supposedly make it easier for migrants to work in response to the needs of businesses… Read More »Immigration Policy Changes under Covid – 19

Workers Health and Safety during COVID – 19 Workshop

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Migrants Resource Centre Canada Presents: Workers Health and Safety During COVID-19 October 8th, 2020 at 7:30-9:30PM (Zoom, online) Presenter: Joe Pereira (United Food and Commercial Workers) In Ontario, COVID-19 cases are rising again while immigrant and migrant workers continue to be at risk. This workshop will focus on the health and safety of workers during COVID-19. Participants will gain a basic understanding of the Employment Standards Act (ESA) and other… Read More »Workers Health and Safety during COVID – 19 Workshop


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The Bayanihan project aims to empower migrant workers in navigating the new realities of workplace safety, immigration and access to resources. This will be done through  workshops and forming a peer support group for clients to connect with workers, youth, women-led grassroots groups. By tackling the problem of social inclusion and resource navigation, this project will support newcomers, temporary residents, racialized workers  and other vulnerable workers. The BAYANIHAN Project is… Read More »BAYANIHAN WORKSHOPS

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 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