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Filipino women speak out about the Live-in Caregiver Program in Canada

What are the conditions of working under the Live-in Caregiver Program and who is most affected? Is there a relationship to the LCP and the government's avoidance of taking responsibility for the shortage of child care? Can such a program be reformed?

Ellie Gordon-Moershel speaks with Joy Sioson of the Philippine Women Centre of Ontario -- an organization housed in the Magkaisa Centre in Toronto.

Since 2000, the groups in the Magkaisa Centre have operated to serve the needs of and empower the growing but marginalized Filipino migrant and immigrant community in Toronto. It is a place not only for Filipinos to gather, but more importantly, a place where marginalized Filipinos can collectively continue the struggle to achieve equality, human rights and genuine development. The tagalog word "Magkaisa" means "unity," and was chosen as the name for the Centre to illustrate the collective unity of the organizations that strive for social justice for the Filipino people.

For more information visit the Magkaisa Centre's website

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