Disclosure of Grant and Contribution Awards

Recipient Name: Centre de travailleuses en maisons privées
Location: Montreal, Quebec
Date: 2008-03-03
Value: $61,324.00
Type: Grant
Purpose: The Connaître mes obligations pour mieux me protéger project organized by the Centre des travailleuses en maisons privées seeks to increase the autonomy of these isolated women who are too often exploited by their employers. In light of this, the Centre wants to break the isolation of live-in workers and, to this end, will organize three series of workshops: eight for heads of institutions and community organizations, ten with the workers themselves, and five with employers. In addition, the Centre will promote the creation of a mentoring network run by volunteer women. A prevention tool (information and reference guide) will become the cornerstone of this initiative, as well as of the workshops, including those for employers who, in many cases, are poorly informed about their obligations to foreign workers. Finally, by ensuring that the guide is widely disseminated, these women will get a better chance to learn about their rights and about strategies that can protect them from abuse and painful situations.