Category: WE DID IT

Caring for Caregivers

Lara Tauli* came to Canada as a live-in caregiver from the Phillipines. She was left unemployed for six months after a misunderstanding with her employer. / Photo by MICHELLE BOTH By Maria Gelenyse Canada’s Live-in Caregiver Program supplies much-needed caregivers...

/ January 12, 2015

‘We need paid internships’

Recent graduates of the Immigrant Women’s Centre’s Women of Action program are gathering signatures to call on the government to create more paid internship opportunities for newcomer women. / Photo by MICHELLE BOTH Why a group of immigrant women are...

/ January 2, 2015

A Passion to Create: How one woman is joining Hamilton’s tech industry

By Tricia Bassoo Wierzbicka still regards herself as one of the lucky ones. Originally from Poland, Wierzbicka, like many other immigrants, has faced challenges assimilating into Canadian life and pursuing a career in programming and technology. “I always wanted to...

/ December 22, 2014

Migrant workers call for change

Migrant workers Johnna Uchi, Sentil Thevar, and Eloid Drummond shared their expreriences at the Migrant Workers Alliance for Change speaking tour on November 13 in Hamilton. / Photo by MICHELLE BOTH By Laura Gamez “Shut up, you have no rights...

/ December 18, 2014

More than crafts: International Marketplace celebrates 10 years

A customer looks at handmade jewelry from Uganda by Nurture a Child, available on Dec 12 & 13. / ALYSSA LAI In 2005, Marufa Shinwari along with three other immigrant women joined the Immigrant Women’s Centre first International Marketplace. For...

/ December 5, 2014

Women in Leadership: Are We There Yet?

Even though I’ve been a feminist for many years, when I think of the head of a political party, the CEO of a company, a court judge, or the local news anchor, the image that still appears to me is...

/ November 5, 2014