IWC-CTI

MIGRANT VOICES – JULY 23, 2012

On the program today, we present the story of a Filipina worker and member of PINAY, who came to Canada as a Live-In Caregiver. In this interview, she speaks of her reasons for coming to Canada, her experiences working in Montreal, and the difficulties she encountered.

PINAY, founded in 1991, is a Filipino Women’s Organization that works to empower and organize Filipino women in Quebec, particularly Filipino domestic workers. Most of its members are migrant workers under the Live-In Caregiver Program (LCP). For two decades Pinay has brought together domestic workers and their supporters together in the struggle for basic rights and welfare.

After her interview, we have a recording of a conversation with Delia De Veyra, who is also a member of PINAY. She discusses PINAY’s campaigns including the campaign to extend CSST to domestic workers.

The Migrant Voices project is a collection of audio testimonies about the experiences of people who come to Canada as im/migrant workers. These testimonies are archived at iwc-cti.ca/migrant-voices-iwc-radio.

Please share these stories with your friends and encourage them to donate to the IWC to support our work.

This project was made possible with support from the Béati Foundation, along with QPIRG-McGill, CKUT 90.3 FM, Radio Centre-Ville, PINAY, and Dignidad Migrante.