Gender, Migration, & The Work of Care

Top Ten Reasons to Attend the Global Carework Summit in Toronto

On June 9-11, 2019, the Carework Network is bringing together carework researchers from across disciplines and across the globe. The second Global Carework Summit is three days long and will be held at the University of Toronto’s Hart House.

Gender, Migration, and the Work of Care‘s very own Sonya Michel and Eleonor Faur will be participating in the Keynote Panel, which will feature a discussion of the International Labour Organization’s Report on Care Work and the future of decent work. But the panel is just one part of the summit—there are a ton of exciting reasons to attend. For brevity’s sake, we’ve narrowed it down to the top ten:


  1. To be inspired and challenged by Juliana Martinez-Franzoni, a leading scholar of care in Latin America, whose innovative work draws links between policy regimes and care.
  2. To hear Pat Armstrong’s latest thinking about care work and the intersections of scholarship and communities based on her groundbreaking international collaborations.
  3. To engage with authors at our “Big Book Ideas” sessions (you can even bring your own book to share at our informal book exchange!).
  4. To dialogue with care scholars from the U.K., Australia, Costa Rica, Singapore, New Zealand, Chile, Polandm and many other countries (add yours by coming to join us!).
  5. To attend panels that combine academic and activist knowledge and help us think about how to change the world one project at a time.
  6. To enjoy lunch with like-minded colleagues while visiting a vibrant, diverse, urban setting with endless possibilities to try unique food.
  7. To contribute to a special issue of the International Journal of Care and Caring on “The Changing Character of Carework: New Risks and Responses.”
  8. To take the opportunity to stay an extra day or two to visit the renowned collections at the Royal Ontario Museum and the cutting edge exhibits at the Art Gallery of Ontario, or to explore Toronto’s beautiful neighborhoods and green spaces.
  9. To learn about the pioneering work of the International Labour Organization in making the care economy front and centre in multinational policy conversations.
  10. To connect with a dynamic and passionate group of scholars, opening up pathways for ongoing networking, innovative collaborations, and fun.

If you’ve yet to register, it’s not too late. We’re looking forward to seeing you there. In the meantime, keep up to date with us on Twitter!