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January 15 - April 30

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WAHC’s Youth Council presents a new online program hosted on Facebook Live: The Frontline Worker Series!

The Youth Council is interviewing young frontline workers working throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Tune in to learn about young workers’ experiences in various sectors including grocery, retail, restaurant, healthcare and more!

Part One was hosted on January 26th and was focused on the Grocery Sector. Youth Council member Devika Nair interviewed young grocery workers Dafna Godovich and Ricardo Garcia. Watch Part One by clicking here.

Part Two took place on Tuesday February 16th at 7pm and focused on Long-term Care. Youth Council member Kim Mitchell interviewed young long-term care workers Jordan Zufelt and Jaelynn Roque. Watch Part Two by clicking here.

Jaelynn Roque is a personal support worker (PSW) in a long-term for-profit care home. She has been working on the memory care unit since the summer of 2020 and her position is unionized with CUPE 1404.  During the pandemic Jaelynn has learned many new skills including how to adapt quickly to changing circumstances.  Jaelynn believes much can be improved for better quality of care for the residents and the staff in her workplace.

Jordan Zufelt is a caregiver that provides at home care and companionship for older adults. She enjoys being able to provide company and support for older adults, especially during the current pandemic where isolation is drastically affecting this demographic.

Kim Mitchell is a 4th-year student studying Labour Studies at McMaster University. Kim has a range of labour interests, specifically related to prevalent issues experienced by migrant workers. While working with the Youth Council, Kim hopes to bring awareness of workers’ rights and responsibilities to youth. In her free time, Kim loves trying donuts and drinking lots of coffee.

Questions? Looking for more Information? Contact Sonali Menezes, Programming and Exhibitions Specialist at sonali@wahc-museum.ca or 905-522-3003 ex. 29.

This program is made possible through the support of the Ontario Arts Council, the City of Hamilton, the Province of Ontario, CUPE, and the Canada Council for the Arts.

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