Caring About Those Who Take Care of our Households

Household workers are a vital, but often invisible and undervalued, part of our economy and society. Through education, research, and legal/political advocacy initiatives, the ARHW fights for fair and decent work conditions for all household workers in Quebec and across Canada.



40th Anniversary (cocktail dinner): 2017 marks the 40th anniversary of the Association. Come join us on November 16th to celebrate this milestone with a cocktail and dinner at McGill’s Thomson House. Consult the detailed program here.

RSVP before November 1st, 2017 

ARHW_BREAK THE CHAINSBreak the Chains: After 40 years of fighting for the rights of household workers, the ARHW is preparing a charter challenge to invalidate Canadian immigration regulations that impose restrictive employment arrangements on individuals admitted into the country for integration into the domestic work sector. Learn more about our Break the Chains campaign and how you can get involved!

Join the fight as an active member, and/or make a donation!  

https---cdn.evbuc.com-images-35963157-228579844356-1-original.jpg2017 Quebec-Ontario Forum on the Rights of (Im)migrant Workers in Canada: On November 16th, 2017, the ARHW will be hosting a forum at McGill University on the impact of status loss, detention and deportation on the rights of (im)migrant workers in Canada. For more information, consult the program here.

Space is limited. Register before the 1st of November, 2017 (free registration).

Announcement concerning Permanent Status: Now, access to permanent residency will be limited to those admitted as high-skilled caregivers. Check out our “Immigrant Caregivers: Common Issues and Problems” section for more information.


Dear Household Workers,

The ARHW has been forced in 2015 to stop providing individualized services for workers in need of support. Fortunately, other community organizations are able to offer direct support and services – check out our “Toolbox section for more information.