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Filipina Care Workers and COVID-19

Principal Investigator: Ethel Tungohan, Canadian Migration Policy, Impacts and Activism; Assistant Professor, Department of Politics, York University

Project Dates: July–September 2020

Funding: Office of the Vice-President, Research & Innovation, York University

Project Team: Jessica Ticar (Co-Investigator), Mithi Esguerra (Co-Investigator, Migrant Resource Centre Canada and Gabriela-ON), Marissa Largo (Collaborator), Conely De Leon (Collaborator, Ryerson University), Mauriene Tolentino (Collaborator, Gabriela-ON)

Partner institutions: Migrant Resource Centre Canada and Gabriela-Ontario

This project uses photovoice methods to understand the effects of COVID-19 on the lives of Filipina personal support workers and caregivers.

As a part of the project, the team held a series of webinars—Kuwentuan or talk story-sessions—with advocates for the Filipina care workers and COVID19 project.