Cenen Bagon is a long-time activist in the Filipino community and in the migrant justice, labour and feminist movements in Canada since 1979. In her advocacy work, she has participated in discussions and assisted in research activities to produce government briefs for the advancement of the rights and equality of migrants and marginalized and racialized workers, women and girls. She has been a steering committee member of the Vancouver Committee for Domestic Workers and Caregivers Rights (CDWCR) since its formation in 1992. She is also an active member of the BC Employment Standards Coalition since it was organized in 2010 and Canada’s country-wide alliance of migrant-led justice organizations called Migrant Rights Network since its formation in 2018, both representing CDWCR.

Rincy Dominic Calamba is an MA Candidate in Sociology at Simon Fraser University. She has a BA in Interdisciplinary American Studies at the University of Tübingen in Germany and a BA in International Studies major in American Studies, with a minor in Sociology from the Ateneo de Davao University in the Philippines. Her research focuses on the labor experiences of Filipino migrant workers in Vancouver and how they resist neocolonial exploitation.

Kassandra Cordero is the Director of Equity and Human Rights at the BC Federation of Labour, where she has served for over 12 years. In her role, she holds responsibility for overseeing, developing, and educating on best practices, programming, adult and popular education, on issues of race, class, sexual orientation and gender identity and human rights and broader equity diversity, decolonization, and inclusion. She is a settler, a daughter of a refugee mother from Chile of mixed Mapuche and Spanish settler/ Sephardic Jewish ancestry, and a South Asian (Panjabi Sikh) father.  She grew up in a white foster home in BC and became interested in systems change and advocacy at a very young age. In her spare time Kassandra engages in mentorship work with Indigenous, Black, and Racialized community members, supports Spanish speaking migrant communities as a volunteer with Watari Community services and Sanctuary Health Vancouver, and engages in constant learning and implementation of new and best practices in racial justice and broader Justice, Equity, Diversity, Decolonization and Inclusion work. Kassandra is currently completing a master’s degree in Global Leadership at Royal Roads University.

Alicia Massie is a Joseph Armand Bombardier Doctoral Scholar and PhD Candidate at the School of Communication at Simon Fraser University. As a feminist political economist, she specializes in policy and economics related primarily to temporary migrant workers in Canada, focusing specifically on migrant care workers. Her extensive work encompasses progressive economic policies throughout the care economy.

Anita Minh is a Canadian Institutes of Health Research Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of British Columbia, Department of Sociology, and the University of Washington, Department of Epidemiology. Her research concerns the structural determinants of mental health inequities over the life course. She uses modern methods in social epidemiology and community-centred mixed methods approaches to examine questions that centre educational and employment quality as drivers of race- and gender-based disparities facing under-represented and marginalized populations.

Alice Mũrage is a Research Fellow and PhD student at the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University. Her research focuses on how precarious work operates as a social determinant of health. Alice is an affiliate researcher with the Pacific Institute on Pathogens, Pandemics and Society where she investigates how health and social inequities are associated with health emergencies. Alice is also the Director of the African Ancestry Project where she uses storytelling to bring awareness to the diversity of Black people in British Columbia and promote social justice.

Noemi Rosario Martinez is a Master’s student at Simon Fraser University on Musqueam, Squamish, Katzie, Tsleil Waututh and Kwikwetlem lands. She studies anthropology and centers her research specifically around labour.

Jennifer E. Shaw is an assistant teaching professor in Sociology and Politics at Thompson Rivers University, ne Secwepemcul’ecw. She holds a PhD in cultural anthropology from Simon Fraser University. Her research focuses on children, youth, and families in the contexts of transnational migration, the global care economy, and precarious and temporary work. Jennifer brings 10 years of experience working in the non-profit settlement sector with migrant and refugee youth, which drives her commitment to action-oriented and community-based research.