Older immigrants are often pegged as dependents, likely to need care, who are a burden on Canada’s welfare state.
At a CHEPA seminar on Weds March 18, Y. Rachel Zhou, an Associate Professor at McMaster’s School of Social Work and the Institute on Globalization and the Human Condition, challenges this policy position by drawing on data from a qualitative study of the experiences of Chinese grandparents who provided transnational caregiving in Canada.
In her seminar, Transnational family, transnational care, and transnational aging: Bridging the gap between policy and lived experience, Zhou argues that the government of Canada and other host countries must untangle the contradictions of immigration and care policy and address the disparities embedded in transnational care-giving.
The seminar will be held on Weds. March 18 in CRLB-119 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. The seminar will be available remotely for those unable to attend.