Where are the voices of immigrant women?
Canada’s immigration level has increased in recent years. Citizenship and Immigration Canada reported that 257,515 newcomers entered Canada in 2012, which is a jump from the previous year’s total of 248,751.
Yet, for McMaster University social work professor Mirna Carranza, this slight spike in numbers does little to highlight the actual stories and experiences of immigrants. At a community level, she believes the voices of immigrant women are not heard or presented. Rather, Carranza thinks immigrants are misunderstood and regarded as “burdens” to the system.
“How come the resiliency of immigrant women (and people) are not presented in Canadian literature?” she asked.
Full article at The Women’s Press newspaper page 9.