In partnership with colleagues at the University of Guelph’s School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, the provincial government, and community partners we are engaged in research which unpacks the impacts of precarious employment in rural Ontario.
This research has four objectives:
- Develop the profile of precarious employment in rural and remote Ontario communities (excluding aboriginal communities) from 1975 – 2015
- Identify key challenges and impacts for rural and remote Ontario communities facing prominent precarious employment within their local labour force
- Document and describe the process and strategies used by rural and remote Ontario communities which have recovered from high precarious employment
- Document and describe the lived experience of precarious employment and how it impacts residents in rural and remote Ontario and their households.
For further information check out the Precarious Employment website: https://ruralprecariousemployment.wordpress.com