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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 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 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.

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, 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

Larissa Emmons

Research Coordinator

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