Growing racial disparities in Canada

New fact sheets show Colour of Poverty–Colour of Change (COP-COC) is releasing today a new set of fact sheets showing racial disparities in education and learning, employment, food and water security, health and child welfare, housing and homelessness, income and social assistance, immigration and newcomer settlement, justice and policing, and poverty, to mark the International 

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Second photo op after the private meeting.
(Photos: MC Ramos)

More photo ops than concrete answers

Part 2: New Caregiver Pilot Programs By Michelle Chermaine Ramos The Philippine Reporter The caregivers and their supporters were denied the opportunity to ask questions during the Q&A session of the announcement of the new caregiver pilot programs on Saturday February 23, 2019 at The Neighborhood Organization as it was strictly moderated for media questions 

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Organize, Support, Grow the Resistance

Int’l Women’s Day March By Althea Manasan The Philippine Reporter Thousands of people flooded the streets of downtown Toronto last Saturday (March 9), holding signs and waving flags with messages of support for issues affecting women — everything from pay equality to caregiver rights to class sizes in schools. As the buzzing crowd marched down 

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A Piece of Paradise-poster

FILM REVIEW: Three OFWs’ Struggles in A Piece of Paradise

By Michelle Chermaine Ramos The Philippine Reporter In celebration of International Women’s Day and National Women’s Month, the Consulate General in Toronto hosted a screening of A Piece of Paradise on March 8, 2019. Written, produced and directed by Dr. Patrick P. Alcedo. The documentary took five years to complete including one year of post-production 

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Carassauga 2019 — May 24 – 26

MISSISSAUGA–Carassauga Festival of Cultures, celebrating its 34th anniversary and proudly Canada’s Largest Multicultural Festival. Visit various countries that will be represented this year in 12 venues, filling hockey arenas, city community centres and cultural centres to celebrate their proud heritage. Carassauga is famous for its ethnic foods, vibrant performances and cultural displays and this year 

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PUP-PCC 2nd Global Reunion in Toronto

After the successful 1st Global Reunion in Las Vegas, Nevada USA in 2016, the Polytechnic University of the Philippines/Philippine College of Commerce (PUP/PCC) will be holding its once in a lifetime 2nd Global Reunion in Toronto on May 18-19, 2019 with the title “2Gather Again.” The highlight of this event will be a “Meet & 

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Canadians Deserve 21st Century Ethnic TV

Channels like OMNI once served us well. What we’re offering is a huge leap forward. By Slava Levin and Hari Srinivas If you have a VCR in 2019, it’s likely gathering dust on a shelf. There’s nothing wrong with it. It still does the same job it always did. But today we live in a 

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Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen invited the audience for a group photo op.

New caregiver pilot programs: High hopes, unanswered questions

By Michelle Chermaine Ramos The Philippine Reporter THE caregiver program of the federal government has undergone another revision. For how many times now, no one seems to care. But what caregivers and their advocacy supporters want to know are straightforward answers to questions that affect their lives and their families. On Saturday February 23, 2019, 

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Migrant Caregivers win major victory, Permanent resident status on arrival still needed

Newly announced pilot Caregiver Program, and Interim Program important steps in the right direction, and a direct response to Caregiver organizing. CANADA–Migrant Care Worker organizations and allies from across Canada (scroll below for list of organizations) are welcoming the newly announced Caregiver Program which is a direct response to the Landed Status Now ( campaign 

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Jess and Tess Mallari

Mallaris out on bail, court date set March 28

By Mila Astorga-Garcia The Philippine Reporter TORONTO–Around a dozen people attended a Newmarket Courthouse last February 28, 2019, expecting to see Jesus and Teresita Mallari at their first scheduled court appearance. The couple owned Mabini Express – a financial transfer company in Vaughan. The Mallaris are suspects in several alleged fraud cases involving more than 

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