The Canadian caregivers associations intend to advocate on behalf of caregivers and employers with policy makers at all levels and other key stakeholders to promote action to address the needs of live-in caregivers and Canadian families.
The Canadian live-in caregivers associations (CCA) intends on submitting a petition to Citizenship and Immigration Canada – Government of Canada, the Office of the Prime Minister and the Office of the Governor General:
Body:- There are organizations in Canada with their goal being to protect the working live-in caregivers and their rights. It is also their goal to raise awareness among Canadian families to hire those caregivers (live-in or live-out) who are reliable and to use the services of those agencies that provide a professional service by following Canada laws and regulations.
Many of these caregiver associations intend to advocate on behalf of caregivers and employers with policy makers at all levels and other key stakeholders to promote action to address the needs of live-in caregivers and Canadian families.
By joining them you can make a difference in the lives of Canadian live-in caregivers and families!
The number of caregivers and employing families is growing and their needs will increase significantly unless there is action taken at all levels of the health care system. Key players in the community, public, private and volunteer sectors need to band together to create a unified voice.
There is a petition and they (the caregivers association) intend on submitting it to Citizenship and Immigration Canada – Government of Canada, the Office of the Prime Minister and the Office of the Governor General:
“Strong families ensure a bright future for Canada . The most important investment we can make as a country is to help families raise their children.”
The Caregivers Associations feel that the statements listed below should be enforced to protect the Canadian Families and Caregivers all together.
1. The Canadian Government should have in place a licensing system allowing agencies to bring foreign workers as nannies and caregivers for the Live-in caregiver program in Canada .
2. The licensing process should be administered by an independent non-government related, non-profit and independent organization.
3. Agencies should meet first eligibility criteria to be able to administer the Live-in Caregiver Program in Canada .
4. Agencies are required to screen and select both families/employers and caregivers/nannies as program participants according to selection criteria stated in set regulations.
5. All caregivers/nannies and selected families are to receive specific information and orientation from the agency.
6. Agencies should monitor the Family/Caregiver placement for its duration.
7. Agencies should be audited annually by the independent organization to ensure compliance with set procedures and reporting requirements.
The associations are petitioning the above mentioned decision factors to have in place a independent licensing system allowing agencies to bring foreign workers as nannies and caregivers for the Live-in Caregiver Program in Canada . Montreal home care