Free Legal Information Clinic: Old vs. New Caregiver Program

Do you have questions about the what happens if you’re still under the old Live-in Caregiver Program? Or questions about what the new program is like? Come to our free legal information clinic where we will be presenting both! For more information, check out the facebook event here:

Free Legal Information Clinic

 Workshop & Discussion: Preparing for Life in Quebec – Becoming a Permanent Resident!

When: Sunday, February 19, 2017 @ 1:00 – 4:00pm

Venue: 4755 Van Horne av;, room 110 (The Immigrant Worker’s Centre)

Please join us for our free legal information clinic on the steps to apply for permanent residency in Quebec and tips on what to do once you’ve obtained PR. For more information contact us! 

Demonstration: Stop Violence Against Women! Stop War!

The International Women’s Alliance (IWA) and Women of Diverse Origins (WDO) are organizing a peaceful demonstration calling for an end to violence against women and war!

PINAY calls upon our members to join in this demonstration and to show your solidarity with all women who are resisting violence, occupation, militarization, and war!

This event is part of a series of initiatives to end violence against women from Nov. 25 – Dec. 6 2016.

More information is provided below by WDO:


Manifestons contre la militarisation, l’occupation et les guerres d’agression! (English below)

Au cours des 12 journées pour mettre fin à la violence faite aux femmes (25 novembre au 6 décembre), Femmes de diverses origines (FDO) lance un appel à descendre dans les rues de Montréal pour défiler en solidarité avec les femmes qui résistent à l’occupation, à la militarisation et aux guerres d’agression ici et ailleurs dans le monde.

Quand : Samedi 26 novembre à 13h,

Où: Place Norman Bethune (Guy et de Maisonneuve ; métro Guy-Concordia)

Pour plus d’informations, contactez


Demonstrate against militarization, occupation and wars of aggression !

During the 12 Days to End Violence Against Women (25 November – 6 December), Women of Diverse Origins  issues a call to take to the streets of Montreal to march in soldarity with women who are resisting occupation, militarization and wars of aggression here and around the world.

When : Saturday 26th November, 1pm

Where:  Place Norman Bethune  (Guy & de Maisonneuve ; metro Guy-Concordia)

For more informations, contact

See attached: press release and posters, please share widely

Fundraising Spaghetti Lunch: November 27th, 2016

Looking for something fun do to on your Sunday afternoon? Want to help out a great cause?

Come one, come all to PINAY’s spaghetti fundraising lunch! 

All the proceeds will go directly to sustaining services for our members and our organisational activities.

Where: The Immigrant Workers Centre: 4755 avenue Van Horne, Montreal, Quebec H3W1H8

When: Sunday, November 27th, 2016 from 11am – 3pm

MIGRANTE CANADA’s End-of-the-year Party

Please join us on December 19st, 2015 for an end-of-the-year celebration! The party is hosted by the various local organizational members of Migrante Canada, including PINAY, and will be located at Centre Le Manoir, 5319 av. Notre-Dame-de-Grâce (corner boul. Décarie). Please check back for more details and we hope to see you there!

Coalition for Migrant Workers Rights Canada (CMWRC): Mobility, Voice, Equality!

On October 28th 2015, CMWRC launched its nation-wide MoVE campaign, for Mobility, Voice, and Equality for migrant workers in Canada. The campaign includes:

  • Regulatory changes to make it easier for migrant workers to move between jobs thereby improving working and living conditions for Canadian born and migrant workers. Specifically:
  • Transition from tied work permits to open work permits
  • Remove limits on work permits and restrictions on Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIA) including a 4-year time-limit on workers ability to stay.
  • Permanent resident immigration status upon arrival for migrant workers.

In Montreal, PINAY was proud to attend the MoVE launch, which took place at the Immigrant Workers Center. To learn more about CMWRC visit their website:

PINAY& FIPOQ Fundraising Banquet 2015

A big thank you to all of our members, allies, volunteers and sponsors who attended our annual fundraising banquet on October 24th, 2015. This year our annual celebration theme was ‘International Solidarity Against Human Rights Violations.’ It was held in partnership with the Filipino Indigenous People’s Organization of Quebec, who use traditional arts and culture to raise awareness on indigenous issues both here in Canada and in the Philippines.