Care provider workforce: Meeting the needs 

Tuesday, November 7th
10:45 – 11:45 a.m.

Canada’s care workforce is a predominantly female, newcomer, and racialized population. This can be precarious work, and the high demand and shortage of workers has increased pressures to work unreasonably long hours, cover additional shifts and work short-staffed. More than 50% of personal support workers leave the sector within five years. This panel will explore the experiences of our care workforce, challenges in recruitment and retention and what needs to be done to protect these vulnerable workers.


Johnna Lowther

Johnna Lowther

Director, Programs and Services, Caregivers Alberta


Jhoey Dulaca

Organizer, Migrant Workers Alliance for Change (MWAC)

Tyler Downey

Secretary-Treasurer, SEIU Healthcare

John Yip

President and CEO, SE Health

Dr. Bharati Sethi

Dr. Bharati Sethi

Associate professor and Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Care Work, Ethnicity, Race and Aging

Dr. Ito Peng

Dr. Ito Peng

Care Economies in Context, University of Toronto
Canada Research Chair in Global Social Policy
Director of the Centre for Global Social Policy at the Department of Sociology, and the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto