Social Planning Toronto (SPT) and Dr. Naomi Lightman of the Toronto Metropolitan University are launching a research study entitled, “Caring about Care Workers: The Experience of Immigrant Women PSWs in Toronto’s Home Care Sector in the COVID-19 Context”. This work aims to centre the voices, experience and vision of immigrant women working as Personal Support Workers (PSWs) in the home care sector in Toronto.
This research initiative is seeking 25 immigrant women who are employed as Personal Support Workers (PSWs) in Toronto’s home care sector to take part in the study. Study participants will take part in a one-hour individual interview.
Participants receive a $75 gift card as a token of appreciation for their contribution to this work.
Who Can Participate in the Study?
Participation is open to individuals who meet the following criteria:
- immigrant women (born outside of Canada)
- employed as PSWs in the City of Toronto’s home care sector
- worked as a PSW for a home care agency in Toronto through the COVID-19 pandemic (2020-2023)
- able to participate in a one-hour individual interview conducted in English (via Zoom or in-person at the SPT office)
Identifying information about participants, including their name and workplace(s) will be kept confidential.
Questions? Interested in Participating in the Study?
For people interested in participating in the study and/or learning more about the study, contact Beth Wilson, Social Planning Toronto, Senior Researcher, firstname.lastname@example.org, 416-351-0095 x257
For more information about the study, you may also contact Dr. Naomi Lightman, Principal Investigator and Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Toronto Metropolitan University, email@example.com