In November 2020, researchers from the Alberta Workers Association for Research and Education (AWARE), Migrante-Alberta, and York University released a report titled "Precarious Workers and Precarious Housing: Investigating Stories of Migrant Workers’ Housing Struggles in Edmonton, Alberta" that investigates the current and ongoing challenges the migrant worker community in Edmonton face around homelessness and housing […]
GLRC Executive Committee Member Fay Faraday was featured in YFile on January 14, 2021 for her recent landmark public policy paper on building gender equality into the pandemic recovery: "Resetting Normal: Women, Decent Work and Canada's Fractured Care Economy" (2020). Read the full YFile story here. Read Professor Faraday's policy paper here.
Thank you to everyone who registered for our Meet & Greet Winter 2021. We hope to continue this as an annual event. For those who were unable to attend, or those who attended and are interested in staying connected with the centre, check out our slideshow presentation outlining the history of the GLRC and ways […]
Dear GLRC Community, As we collectively reflect on the sudden passing of Professor Leo Panitch, even those of us who knew him well can’t help but be struck by the outpouring of public testimonies attesting to the depth and reach of his work as an activist intellectual. Among his contributions, for many years Leo […]
Visit our new COVID-19 and the World of Work blog that will explore and analyze the impacts of the pandemic on workers. We will feature original research briefs, opinion pieces, and media summaries by GLRC students, faculty, and community partners that address evolving issues related to work, employment, labour, and livelihoods. Our first post is a […]
In the third of their series of briefs looking at the labour market impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, GLRC Director Luann Good Gingrich and Andrew Mitchell examine the impacts on youth ages 15-24 using data from the monthly Labour Force Survey (LFS) conducted by Statistics Canada. Read the full brief here. See the first brief of the […]
GLRC Director Luann Good Gingrich, GLRC Associate Naomi Lightman, and Social Planning Toronto Senior Researcher Beth Wilson have a new report on rental housing inequities tied to race and immigrant status in Toronto. Spaces and Places of Exclusion: Mapping Rental Housing Disparities for Toronto’s Racialized and Immigrant Communities is a first-of-its-kind study, mapping spatial exclusion by racialized and immigrant […]
GLRC Executive Member Dr. Leah F. Vosko is featured in the Fall 2020 issue of York University Magazine for her advocacy work with migrant workers. Dr. Vosko is a member of the Migrant Worker Health Expert Working Group, which was formed in April 2020 to address the needs of migrant agricultural workers (MAWs) in Canada […]
We are excited to be part of the Workers' Action Centre Workers' Bowl 2020 to raise funds for the OEERC Education and Leadership Fund for Workers in Precarious Employment. Please consider donating on behalf of the GLRC. Donors will receive a receipt for donations equal to or greater than $10.00. Visit the Workers' Bowl website for more information.
The GLRC extends a warm invitation to York University graduate students to serve as the graduate student representative on our Executive Committee. Committee members generally meet twice a year and assist the Director and Coordinator with decision-making and growth of the centre. The role will allow for networking with current members of the Executive Committee, including Canada Research […]