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Project 5: Informing the Standard’s Cultural Competency: Caregiving Experiences of Immigrants & Indigenous Caregiving-Employees

Project timeline: 2017 to 2022

The aim of this project, based out of London, Ontario, is to create the Standard, and associated tools, as written, as inclusive and accommodating as possible. This Project will explore the experience of Indigenous peoples, visible minorities and European immigrant CEs.  Five London-based community organizations have committed their partnership in this project.

Building on axes of diversity, including gender/ sexuality, in making the Standard and associated tools, as written, as inclusive and accommodating as possible, a Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) approach will be used.  The team will qualitatively explore the experience of immigrant and indigenous CEs, who are: (1) working in paid employment; (2) providing informal caregiving within the Canadian context, and/or; (3) engaging in transnational caregiving outside of Canada’s borders and, in so doing, inform the cultural competency of the Standard and associated tools.

Partners

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Intercommunity Health Centre

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Merry Mount

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WIL Employment Connections

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Cross Cultural Learners Centre

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NokeeKwe

Co-Investigators

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Gender, Health and Carer-Friendly Workplaces, Healthy, Productive Work Partnership Grant, Principle Investigator

Dr. Allison Williams

PhD.

Professor, School of Geography and Earth Sciences, McMaster University.

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Co-Investigators, Project #6

Dr. Eva Jewell

DSocSci

Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Ryerson University

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Co-Investigators, Gender, Health and Carer-Friendly Workplaces, Healthy, Productive Work Partnership Grant, Project #6

Dr. Andrea Doucet

PhD.

Professor, School of Sociology, Brock University

Trainees

Healthy, Productive Work Partnership Grant, Project #5, Trainees

Lina El-Saadi

Research Assistant

Healthy, Productive Work Partnership Grant, Project #5, Trainees

Dalia Elbargisy

Research Assistant

Healthy, Productive Work Partnership Grant, Project #5, Trainees

Joyce Leung

Writing Support Professional

Healthy, Productive Work Partnership Grant, Project #5, Trainees

Julia Rolo

Research Assistant

Healthy, Productive Work Partnership Grant, Project #5, Trainees

Tina Nguyen

Research Assistant

Healthy, Productive Work Partnership Grant, Project #5, Trainees

MPH Jessica Cooper

Research Coordinator

Presentations

The Indigenous Experience and Complex Relationship with Employment Learn More

“The The Indigenous Experience and Complex Relationship
with Employment: Providing Informal Care During
COVID-19” poster by Alexxis Kydd MPH, Dr. Bharati Sethi & Dr. Allison Williams for the The 23rd Metropolis Canada Conference. Migrants, Migration and Mobility: COVID- 19 Response and Recovery.

Mental Wellness with Family Beyond Borders Learn More

“Mental Wellness with Family Beyond Borders:
A Closer Look at Immigrants’ Tools for Self Care Under
COVID-19 Restrictions” poster by Bharati Sethi, Jessica Cooper, Allison Williams, King’s College, London, ON for the The 23rd Metropolis Canada Conference. Migrants, Migration and Mobility: COVID- 19 Response and Recovery.

Transnational Carer-Employees in Canada Learn More

“Transnational Carer-Employees in Canada:
A Systematic Review of Literature” by
B. Sethi, A. Williams, J. Leung, & J. Cooper, King’s University College, London, ON, Canada from the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) Virtual Conference 2021.

Visible Minority Immigrants as Transnational Carer-Employees Learn More

“Visible Minority Immigrants as Transnational
Carer-Employees Amidst COVID-19” poster by Lina El-Saadi,
Tina Nguyen, Luisa Henao, Bharati Sethi, Allison Williams,  Jessica Cooper for the The 23rd Metropolis Canada Conference. Migrants, Migration and Mobility: COVID- 19 Response and Recovery.

Expandable List

Sethi, B. The Globe and Mail (October 11th, 2020). “This Thanksgiving, more than any other, gratitude is precious – but warm feelings are only the first step to living well (Racialized Caregivers).”

Sethi, B. CBC Afternoon Drive with Chris Dela Torre (September 15th, 2020). “Personal support workers are vital to Canada’s healthcare system, but many experience prejudices on the job.”

Sethi, B. London Free Press (September 15th, 2020). “Professor wants anti-racism policies for personal support workers.”

Sethi, B. 980 CKNW. “Personal support workers are the backbone of health care but the bottom of the power structure.”

Sethi, B. The Conversation. (September 2nd, 2020). “Personal support workers are the backbone of health care but the bottom of the power structure.”