Economic impact of PH-Canada migration discussed at York U
TORONTO–The York Centre for Asian Research of York University is sponsoring a two-day workshop, titled, “Making Ends Meet: Migrant Transnationalism Between Canada and the Philippines” on Oct. 15-16, 2013.
The workshop aims “to explore the economic dimensions of migrant transnationalism” between the two countries. For purposes of this seminar, “transnationalism” means the ties maintained by Filipino migrants with the Philippines, particularly, connections forged by individuals and communities, rather than governments or corporations. “Migrants” on the other hand refers to permanent residents who have settled in Canada as immigrants, or temporary residents, such as students, caregivers, temporary foreign workers, grandparents visa holders. “Economic” means “processes that affect material well-being or work,” not necessarily “marketized or monetized transactions.”
Speakers in this event are from the academic, government and non-government organization (NGO) sectors in Canada and the Philippines: Philip Kelly, York University, seminar organizer; Regina Galias, Commission of Filipinos Overseas; Mayan Villalba, Unlad Kabayan Migrant Services Foundation; Melissa Gibson, Transnational Institute for Grassroots Research and Action, Philippines; Nora Angeles, University of British Columbia; Nel Coloma-Moya, Queens University; Alex Felipe, York University; Conely de Leon, York University; Aurora De Dios, Miriam College, Philippines; Kenneth Cardenas, York University; and Lynn Milgram, OCAD University;
The workshop, which is supported by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), is open to those interested in migrant policy issues. Those who would like to attend the free seminar are requested to register with email@example.com.