The annual explorASIAN festival, launched on April 27 at SFU’s Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre in downtown Vancouver, kicks off a May month-long celebration.
Jenny Kwan, Member of the Canadian House of Commons, Member of Parliament for Vancouver East and NDP Critic for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, was the resource speaker at the Vancouver Committee for Domestic Workers and Caregivers Right (CDWCR) workshop to discuss the recently announced new Caregivers Program to replace the current caregivers pilot program which ends in November.
The federal government launched a new online intake process for the sponsorship of parents and grandparents (PGP) at noon Eastern time on January 28th. In less than 11 minutes of being online and 27,000 “interest to sponsor” online forms signed and submitted, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) closed the site, leaving a number of Canadians hoping to avail of the program frustrated.
Following a successful conference in 2005 that culminated in the publication of critical work by Filipinas of different generations and varying perspectives on the Filipina experience, Pinay Power II: Celebrating Peminisms in the Diaspora is slated for April 17 to 20 at the McGill University in Montreal.