We recently collaborated with our friends from West Coast Domestic Workers’ Association (WCDWA) at the creating of a webpage for temporary foreign workers (TFWs) employed as caregivers or other low-waged occupations, and their supported can access Public Legal Education Information (PLEI) on the subject of labour exploitation as a form of human trafficking.
The webpage is titled “Labour Exploitation, Human Trafficking, and Live-in Caregivers” and is a clearinghouse for the use of TFW caregivers and their networks of support in the communities of British Columbia, Canada.
The website is for sharing information on relevant, non-profit, free legal support and community-based resources on the prevention and combat of labour exploitation –a form of human trafficking. The website aims to share information and knowledge that is human-centered, user-centered and human rights oriented.
The information shared in this website draws from the practitioner experience of community-based legal advocates, legal educators, and others working with and for caregivers and with fellow community-based organizations. Our practitioner knowledge and experience of the legal and holistic needs and resources of live-in caregivers in British Columbia informs the design and content of the website.
Click here to visit WCDWA’s “Labour Exploitation, Human Trafficking and Live-in Caregivers” Clearinghouse
How to use the clearinghouse:
The “Labour Exploitation, Human Trafficking and Live-in Caregivers” Clearinghouse is a tool for TFW caregivers and members of their communities, as well as for frontline/community-based service providers, who may be interested at the legal and human rights of TFW caregivers and other vulnerable workers with precarious migration status in Canada.
Funding for the clearinghouse was provided by the Government of Canada, Welcome BC, and the Government of British Columbia.
The clearinghouse is meant to be a resource for the caregivers in British Columbia, and will evolve with time, need and input.
As a Clearinghouse, this website has been designed to provide free information in the following ways:
- Labour exploitation and human trafficking
- Online publications and reading resources
- Free legal support services
- Community-based support organizations
- Education and information events
- Recent Canadian court cases
For more information about the WCDWA “Labour Exploitation, Human Trafficking and Live-in Caregivers” clearinghouse, or to suggest a new resource to be added to the website, or for more information, please contact Angela Contreras, PLEI Project Manager, by email info(at)redlegal(dot)ca or projects(at)wcdwa(dot)ca