I was a lawyer who practiced family law in El Salvador and came to Canada in the 1980’s during the civil war in El Salvador. After arriving in Canada as a single mother with my two children, I went to university and eventually graduated from the University of Western Ontario with an Honours Bachelors Degree in Social Work and a Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Toronto in 1995.
I have worked with Latin American seniors and children in Toronto, Vancouver, San Francisco and New York for my graduation work was based on the issues facing Latin American seniors when integrating to North American Society.
I have also worked with First Nations communities in Nunavut and Yukon Territories, and also London, England doing child protection and community services.
I am familiar with the homeless issue in North America due to my community work in California, New York, Ontario and British Columbia. This issue is very close to my heart because being the North American society such an affluent one, it is really a shame to have homeless people in such a widespread manner. This is the result of the social inequity and economic imbalance created by the dominant groups influencing the governments in power.