Study on Pinays after live-in program

Community News & Features Jan 25, 2013 at 1:07 pm

The Gabriela Transitions Experiences Survey (GATES) is a nation-wide research study that examines the experiences of Filipina women who arrived under the Live-In Caregiver program and have now obtained an open work permit, permanency residency or citizenship in Canada. The study is spearheaded by GABRIELA Ontario in partnership with Ryerson University and York University. Other community collaborators include the Community Alliance for Social Justice (CASJ) and MIGRANTE Canada. The project is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

The study examines life after the Live-In Caregiver Program with a focus on employment, access to social and economic support services, and experiences of adaption and integration into Canadian society. Participants in this study will have the opportunity to share their experiences in a supportive environment by completing a survey and/or participating in a focus group discussion. The survey and focus group discussion sessions are currently being organized across Canada, in Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver.

This data will enable the researchers and community organizations to critically examine current policies, recommend policy changes, raise awareness, and advocate for the welfare of LCP immigrants and their families.

For more information on this study and to find out how you can participate: Web:; Facebook page:; Email:; Phone: 1-800-559-8092 (Toll Free).