Gender, Migration, & The Work of Care

2019 Global Carework Summit: A Discussion of the ILO report on Care Work and the Future of Decent Work

The 2019 Global Carework Summit, bringing together carework researchers from across disciplines and across the globe, will commence on the evening of Sunday, June 9th. The event will open with refreshments and a keynote panel that highlights the International Labour Organization’s report on care work and the future of decent work.

The reception and panel will be free and open to members of the community, including members of the University of Toronto, community members, activists, union groups, and policy groups.

Time and place

5:00–8:00 EST, June 9th, 2019
The Great Hall, Hart House, University of Toronto
7 Hart House Circle, Toronto, ON M5S 3J9


Keynote panel: Global Policy and the Care Economy: A Discussion of the International Labour Organization report on Care Work and the Future of Decent Work.

The keynote panel will feature a discussion of the International Labour Organization’s report Care work and care jobs for the future of decent work, which takes a comprehensive look at unpaid and paid care work and its relationship with the changing world of work. It will feature Laura Addati of the International Labour Organization, Italy; Eleonor Faur, from Universidad Nacional de General San Martin, Argentina; Susan Himmelweit of Open University, United Kingdom; and Sonya Michel from the University of Maryland, United States.

Click here for a full Sunday program with abstracts, and full bios of the panellists are available here.

Sunday evening’s reception and panel are free and open to the public. If you’re interested in attending, just arrive before 5PM. To enjoy the rest of the conference—and there are many reasons to choose to do so—you can register for the full event here.


The second Global Carework Summit will be held from June 9th through 11th in Toronto. The Carework Network is an international organization of scholars and advocates who focus on the caring work of individuals, families, communities, paid caregivers, social service agencies and state bureaucracies. Care needs are shifting globally with changing demographics, disability movements, and climate change driven environmental crises. Our mission is to address critical issues related to carework, such as how identities influence carework; how inequality structures carework; how caring work is recognized and compensated; how state policies influence the distribution of care; working conditions of care; and whether and to what extent citizens have a right to receive, and a right to provide, care.

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