About CDWCR

Vision

Vision An organization that respects and values the work of caregivers and domestic workers, fosters justice and equality, collectively empowers caregivers and domestic workers, and values the importance of inclusiveness and diversity in promoting human rights.

Mission Statement

An organization of domestic workers and caregivers that:

  • Educates domestic workers and caregivers by providing current and up to date information;
  • Provides peer counselling, support and outreach;
  • Influences policy makers through advocacy, partnership, and lobbying work;
  • Seeks to improve living and working conditions;
  • Aims to attain sustainability and self-sufficiency; and
  • Provides socialization and networking
Mission

Guiding Principles

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  • Inclusive — welcome others eg. different orientation, diverse ideas
  • Anti-discriminatory/Anti-oppressive
  • Respectful
  • Flexible
  • Good role model (mentoring)
  • Innovative
  • Non-judgemental
  • Confidentiality
  • Common interest/unity
  • Accurate and up-to-date information
  • Accountable (to members, funders, community)
  • Value the dignity of domestic work
  • Consultative and collective
  • Voice for political action
  • Mandate

    • PEER COUNSELLING: Provide assistance in the areas of Immigration, Employment, Human Rights, Social Services and more.
    • ASSIST DOMESTIC WORKERS: Providing information, education, networking, and other activities to help domestic workers adjust to living in Canada.
    • ADVOCACY: Seek improvements in the living and working conditions of domestic workers by lobbying and liaising with all levels of government.
    • PUBLIC INFORMATION: Foster public awareness of, and support for, the rights of domestic workers.