Who Is Working For Minimum Wage In Ontario?

Data from the Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics shows us that minimum wage work is not distributed equally across all Ontarians: women, racialized workers and recent immigrants are more likely to be working for minimum wage. In 2011, the share of racialized employees at …

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Poverty Is A Health Issue: What To Look For In The Next Poverty Reduction Strategy

Living on a low income affects people’s lives in many ways. It can mean having fewer opportunities to fully participate in important day-to-day activities like work and education. But living on a low income can also contribute to having poorer health than those who are …

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Poverty Is A Health Issue

Poverty Is A Health Issue: Wellesley Institute Submission On The Ontario Poverty Reduction Strategy Living on a low income affects people’s lives in many ways. It can mean having fewer opportunities to fully participate in important day-to-day activities like work and education. But living on …

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Reducing Labour Market Inequality, Three Steps At A Time

There is a complex range of causes of Canada’s increased income inequality. They range from changes in how economic activity is organized and located internationally to domestic policy decisions. Some, like changes in patterns of international trade and production or technological change, can make the …

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Rising Inequality, Declining Health

Last year the Metcalf Foundation released a report on working poverty in Toronto. It found that 113,000 people were living in working poverty in the Toronto region in 2005, a 42% increase from 2000. The report findings indicate that people living in working poverty most …

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A New Kind Of Community Engagement: Building A Better Budget For Toronto

This is a guest post to the Wellesley Institute by Alex Mazer. Alex is a co-founder of Better Budget T.O., an advisor on strategy, regulation, and stakeholder management, and a former Director of Policy to the Ontario Minister of Finance.  One of the many items …

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