CALGARY CHINESE
COMMUNITY SERVICE ASSOCIATION
Worker's Clinic

Immigrants with low English language skills are particularly vulnerable to exploitation, discrimination, and unfair treatment in the workplace. Chinese-speaking immigrants, especially women, can work for years with a company only to discover that they have been paid below the minimum wage, denied benefits, or terminated without cause. CCCSA promotes employment equity for these individuals by working in partnership with the Calgary Workers’ Resource Centre to provide support in resolving workplace conflicts, understanding Alberta Labour Laws, obtaining employment insurance and meeting other critical needs associated with employment rights and benefits. The Clinic works with individuals on an ongoing long-term basis until their employment issues are satisfactorily resolved.

Participant Criteria for the Workers Clinic

· Chinese-speaking immigrants

·  Have experienced exploitation and discrimination in the workplace

·  Lack knowledge of Alberta Labour Laws and Human Rights

·  Lack the confidence and language skills to advocate for themselves

·  Require connection to employment resources to re-enter the labour market

Starting from 2006, CCCSA has been initiating in parternship with the Calgary Workers' Resources Centre and provide workers clinic and seminars to the Chinese immigrant population who have a lanague barrier in accessing the service in the mainstream channels.

Worker's clinic provides the following services:

- Filing Employment Insurance (EI) and completing EI report

- Provide information on Labor Laws and Worker's benefits

- Provide information on Worker's compensation

- Inviting guess speakers to hold regular semiars and workshop to provide information on workers' right.

CCCSA's Workers Clinic takes place every two weeks. Appointment Required. For inquiry, please call (403) 265-8446 for more information.

1406 Centre St NE, Calgary
403-265-8446
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