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PEPSO has convened multiple events and made presentations to academics, government officials, the community, labour and the private sector since 2010. PEPSO has also been presented 85 times to politicians, academics, the community sector, labour, and the private sector. This includes presentations at 18 conferences and presentations to both federal and provincial political parties.

  FEATURED EVENTS

February 25, 2013

It's More Than Poverty Symposium

Toronto, Ontario

On February 25, 2013, PEPSO released It’s More Than Poverty: Employment Precarity and Household Well-being - the first-ever in-depth examination of precarious employment in Greater Toronto and Hamilton. The report's findings were shared at an inaugural conference event in Toronto, Ontario attended by project partners and key stakeholders from the private and public sectors. 

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May 21-22, 2015

The Precarity Penalty International Symposium

Toronto, Ontario

PEPSO's The Precarity Penalty report was launched at a 2-day symposium on May 21 and 22, 2015 at the Central YMCA in Toronto, Ontario. Approximately 200 key stakeholders from the private sector, labour, government and community organizations and international experts, attended the symposium - including keynote speaker Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario.

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February 21, 2014 

PEPSO-CLC Labour Roundtable
Toronto, Ontario

Delegates from labour organizations were invited to discuss how unions can represent the interests of precarious workers and advocate for precarious workers who are not unionized. 

Agenda  |  Presentation

April 11, 2014

KPMG and United Way Toronto Business Leaders Forum: Is Permanent Employment Losing Ground?
Toronto, Ontario

Key executives from the private sector were invited to discuss the social consequences of the growing use of short-term and contract employment and solutions to mitigate the impact. 

KPMG Report

May 16, 2014

Precarious Employment Policy Options Roundtable
Toronto, Ontario

PEPSO partners and public policy professionals met to generate ideas for actions and flesh out key ideas for policy.

Presentation  |  Policy Forum Working Papers

September 13, 2016

 

How a Good Jobs Strategy can Benefit Business: Zeynep Ton in Conversation with Roger Martin
Toronto, Ontario

A conversation with leading business thinkers on how a good jobs strategy can benefit both workers and businesses.

Program

 PEPSO AT OTHER EVENTS

April 26-27, 2017 | University of Holguin, Cuba
Alternate Routes Conference - Social Inequality and Social Justice: North & South, North vs South
Precarious Undertakings: The Challenge of Serving Vulnerable Communities through Nonprofit Work
Presenters: John Shields, Donna Baines & Ian Cunningham

April 5-9, 2017 | Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Annual Meeting - Association of Geographers
Performing Collective Responses to Precarity: Filipina Caregivers and the Artistic Production of Solidarity
Presenter: Philip Kelly

April 6, 2017 | Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Downsview Secondary School
Filipino Talks: Professional Development Workshop
Presenter: Jennilee Austria

April 5, 2017 | Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Toronto Catholic District School Board
Aspirations, Education, and Challenges: ESL Teachers and the Filipino Community
Presenter: Jennilee Austria

February 23, 2017 | Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Downsview Secondary School
Filipino Youth Leadership: Immigration and Family Separation
Presenter: Jennilee Austria

December 2, 2016 | Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Northview Secondary School
Filipino Talks: Professional Development Workshop
Presenter: Jennilee Austria

November 26, 2016 | Toronto, Ontario, Canada
York University - Circle Lecture Series
Immigrants and their Children: Does the Canadian Dream Always Come True?
Presenter: Phillip Kelly

October 21-22, 2016 | Toronto, Ontario, Canada
9th Annual DLSPH Student-Led Conference - Secure Income, Secure Health
Precarious Work, Social Safety Nets and Health
Presenters: Diane Dyson (WoodGreen Community Services) & Yogendra Shakya (Access Alliance)

Racialization, Migration and Precarious Work
Presenter: Stephanie Premji

October 15, 2016 | Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Philippine Teachers Association of Canada
Caregivers, Citizens, Parents: Identifying the Challenges of Filipino Families in Canada
Presenter: Phillip Kelly

October 5, 2016 | Toronto, Ontario, Canada
W.L. Mackenzie Secondary School
The Pinoy Project: Professional Development Workshop
Presenter: Jennilee Austria

October 4, 2016 | Burlington, Ontario, Canada
Halton Catholic District School Board
The Halton Catholic District School Board Pinoy Project
Presenters: Jennilee Austria, Phillip Kelly & Donald Wells

September 27, 2016 | Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Council of Agencies Serving South Asians (CASSA)'s 6th Annual Health Equity Summit
Precarious Work in Racialized, Immigrant and Linguistic Minority Communities
Presenter: Stephanie Premji

September 23, 2016 | Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
McMaster University Impacts Unpacked Series
Effective Strategies for Knowledge Exchange
Presenter: Stephanie Procyk (United Way Toronto & York Region)

September 18, 2016 | Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Migration, Labour and Social Justice Conference: Honouring the Scholarship of Kerry Preibisch
SAWP Impacts on Transnational Families: Family-Focused Rationales for Better, Broader Labour Policies
Presenter: Donald Wells

August 10, 2016 | Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Kababayan Multicultural CentreToronto Catholic District School Board
Deprofessionalization, Community Involvement, and Aspirations
Presenter: Jennilee Austria

July 21, 2016 | Toronto, Ontario, Canada
North York Community House
Deprofessionalization and Our Parents
Presenter: Jennilee Austria

June 29, 2016 | Brampton, Ontario, Canada
Conference of the Regional Diversity Roundtable in Peel Region
Precarious Work in Racialized Communities
Presenter: Stephanie Premji

June 2, 2016 | Calgary, Alberta, Canada
3rd Annual Congress - Canadian Association for Work and Labour Studies - Re-Energizing Communities
Resistance Along the Rails: The genesis, scaling-up, and impact of two labour-community coalitions in Toronto
Presenter: James Nugent

May 30-June 6, 2016 | Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Annual Conference of the Canadian Association of Geographers
Immigration, Schooling and Next Generation Outcomes: the 'Pinoy Project' in Halton, Ontario
Presenter: Phillip Kelly

May 16, 2016 | Toronto, Ontario, Canada
York University Asian Heritage Month Lecture and Roundtable
Filipino Voices in the Arts & Academia (Video)

May 14, 2016 | Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Filipino Canadian Parents Association in Catholic Education (FCPACE)
Filipino-Canadian Youth and Intergenerational Mobility
Presenter: Phillip Kelly

May 6-8, 2016 | Toronto, Ontario, Canada
LabourStart 2016 Global Solidarity Conference

Challenging precarity through community benefits agreements: Leveraging infrastructure projects to increase training and labour market access for equity-seeking and historically disadvantaged groups in Ontario
Presenter: James Nugent

Cleaning Tips: Lessons from Toronto Cleaners Resisting Precarity
Presenters: Jenny Carson & Myer Siemiatycki

April 9, 2016 | Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Basic Income Canada Network Conference
Basic Income Guarantee: The Time is Right
Presenter: Wayne Lewchuk

March 29, 2016 | Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
CUPE Library Workers Conference
The Precarity Penalty
Presenters: Wayne Lewchuk & Michelynn Laflèche

March 8, 2016 | Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Institute for Work & Health Plenary Series
Measuring Precarity and its Impact on Health
Presenter: Wayne Lewchuk

March 3-5, 2016 | Toronto, Ontario, Canada
National Metropolis Conference: Migration, Opportunities and Good Governance

Motivation and Sacrifice: Impacts of 'Permanently Temporary' Labour
Presenters: Janet McLaughlin & Donald Well

Immigration Trajectories and Youth Post-Secondary Pathways in the Filipino Community: The HCDSB Pinoy Project
Presenters: Jennilee Austria, Phillips Kelly & Donald Wells

February 18, 2016 | Toronto, Ontario, Canada
The CUPE Ontario University Workers Coordinating Committee Conference
Resisting Precarity: Lessons from the Justice and Dignity Campaign
Presenter: Jenny Carson

February 17, 2016 | Toronto, Ontario, Canada
W.L. Mackenzie Secondary School
The Pinoy Project: Immigration and Family Separation
Presenter: Jennilee Austria

December 5, 2015 | Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Filipino-Canadian Action Research Summit - Ryerson University
Filipino Youth Pathways: The Echoes of Deprofessionalization
Presenters: Phillip Kelly, Mila Astorga Garcia & Jennilee Austria

December 1, 2015 | Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
International Conference on Regulation, Change and the Work Environment
Precarious Employment & Occupational Health and Safety: The PEPSO Survey
Presenter: Wayne Lewchuk

November 18, 2015 | Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Family Services Toronto
It's More than Poverty: Employment Precarity and Household Well-being
Presenter: Michelynn Laflèche 

November 17, 2015 | Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Toronto Catholic District School Board
Filipino-Canadian Youth and the Anomaly of Missed Mobility
Presenter: Phillip Kelly

November 10, 2015 | Toronto, Ontario, Canada
York Region Human Service Planning Board - Employment Research Advisory Group
The Precarity Penalty
Presenter: Michelynn Laflèche (United Way Toronto & York Region)

October 25, 2015 | Toronto, Ontario, Canada
CUPE 4948 (TPL)
Community Town Hall & Film Release

September 30, 2015 | Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council
Immigrant Employment Initiatives (IEI) Advisory Committee Meeting

September 26, 2015 | Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2nd Young Filipino Canadian Leaders Summit
Filipino-Canadian Youth and the Anomaly of Missed Mobility
Presenter: Phillip Kelly

September 18, 2015 | Toronto, Ontario, Canada
YWCA Advisory Committee
The Precarity Penalty
Presenter: Michelynn Laflèche (United Way Toronto & York Region)

August 21, 2015 | Oxford, England, UK
Global Conference on Economic Geography
Performing Collective Responses to Precarity: Filipina Caregivers and the Artistic Production of Solidarity
Presenter: Philip Kelly

June 25, 2015 | Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Hamilton launch of The Precarity Penalty

June 25, 2015 | Toronto, Ontario, Canada (via web)
Centre for Social Innovation
Adapt or Challenge: Responding to Precarious Employment
Presenters: Wayne Lewchuk and Michelynn Lafleche

June 16, 2015 | Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
Peterborough Good Jobs Summit
The Precarity Penalty
Presenter: Michelynn Laflèche (United Way Toronto & York Region)

June 4, 2015 | Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
2nd Annual Congress - Canadian Association for Work and Labour Studies - Whose Ideas?

Shovels in the ground: Leveraging social justice from infrastructure projects through community benefits agreements
Presenter: James Nugent

Resisting Precarity in Toronto's Municipal Sector: The Justice and Dignity for Cleaners Campaign
Presenters: Jenny Carson & Myer Siemiatycki

Voices of the Minimum Wage Campaign
Presenter: Serene Tan

Addressing Precarity in the Hospitality Sector through Training Partnerships
Presenter: Karen Lior

April 13-15, 2015 | Athens, Greece
International Labour Process Conference
We're all in it together' - Worker participation in voluntary social services during austerity
Presenters: Ian Cunningham, Donna Baines, John Shields and Wayne Lewchuk

2015 | Auckland, New Zealand
AIRAANZ Annual Conference
Care and Control in Long Term Care Work
Presenter: Donna Baines

October 29, 2014 | Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Peel Halton Workforce Development Group
Precarity and the Academy, The Evolution of the Academic Worker Roundtable
Presenters: Stephanie Procyk (United Way Toronto & York Region) & Will Stratton (KPMG)

October 4, 2014 | Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Good Jobs Summit
Combatting Growing Precarity in the Jobs Market
Presenter: Michelynn Laflèche (United Way Toronto & York Region)

October 2014 | McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Conference: Dissent and Resistance in the Workplace
Moral Projects and Compromise Resistance: Resisting Uncaring in Nonprofit Care Work.
Presenter: Donna Baines

May 12-14, 2014 | Montreal, Quebec, Canada
CRIMT 2014 International Conference: New Frontiers for Citizenship at Work

It's More than Poverty: Employment Precarity and Household Wellbeing
Presenters: Wayne Lewchuk, Michelynn Lafleche & Stephanie Procyk

Work and Health of De-skilled Foreign-born Racialized Women in Toronto: A Community-based Study
Presenters: Stephanie Premji & Yogendra Shakya

February 5-7, 2014 | Melbourne, Australia
AIRAANZ Annual Conference
The state of nonprofit care work: Convergence under austerity?
Presenter: Donna Baines

October 30, 2013 | Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Consortium of Agencies Serving Internationally Trained Persons (CASIP) Board Dialogues
The Precarious Sector? Nonprofit Service Providers and the Challenge of Precarity
Presenter: John Shields

October 24, 2013 | Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Annual General Meeting Toronto Workforce Innovation Group
Resisting Precarity in the Twenty-First Century
Presenters: Jenny Carson, Myer Siemiatycki & Supriya Latchman

September 15, 2013 | Brampton, Ontario, Canada
Wanted: A Full Time Job with Benefits: Stable Jobs = Stable Communities (Photo-Voice Exhibition)
Presenters: Wayne Lewchuk

June 24, 2013 | Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Dialogue on Diversity: People Experiencing Poverty & Precarious Employment  
It's More than Poverty: Employment Precarity and Household Well-being
Presenters: Stephanie Procyk

June 20, 2013 | Oakville, Ontario, Canada
Halton Newcomer Strategy Committee
Why Are Filipino Kids Not Doing Better in School?
Presenters: Donald Wells, Phillip Kelly & Jennilee Austria

May 29-June 1, 2013 | Washington, DC, USA
XXXI International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association - LASA2013 / Towards a New Social Contract?
Absentee Parenting and Twisted Trees: The Long-term Impacts of Circular Transnational Labour Migration on Mexican and Jamaican Migrant Families
Presenters: Janet McLaughlin, Donald Wells & André Lyn

May 15-17, 2013 | Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Ryerson Centre for Immigration and Settlement Conference - Immigration and Settlement: Precarious Futures?
Repetitive Emotional Injury: Canada's Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program and Impacts on Family Cohesion
Presenters: Janet McLaughlin, Donald Wells & André Lyn

May 11-12, 2013 | Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Migrant Workers Conference
Impacts of Migrant Worker Family Separation
Presenters: Janet McLaughlin, Donald Wells & André Lyn

May 1, 2013 | Oakville, Ontario, Canada
Halton Newcomer Partnership, St. Thomas Aquinas Secondary School
Impacts of Live in Caregiver Program on Caregivers' Children's Schooling in Canada
Presenters: Donald Wells, Phillip Kelly & Jennilee Austria

April 18, 2013 | Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Precarious Employment Forum
Precarious Work and Migrant Workers
Presenters: Andre Lyn, Janet McLaughlin, Donald Wells & Aaraon Diaz

April 18, 2013 | Toronto, Ontario, Canada
United Association of Labor Educators (UALE) Conference
Caregivers and Collective Responses to Precarity through Cultural Production
Presenter: Philip Kelly

April 11, 2013 | Oakville, Ontario, Canada
Halton Newcomer Strategy Committee Meeting
Broadening Labour Rights for Transnational Workers and Families: Impacts of Repeated Migration on Mexican Families Under Canada's Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program
Presenters: Andre Lyn, Janet McLaughlin, Donald Wells & Aaron Diaz

March 25, 2013 | Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Meeting Health Needs of Migrant Workers Workshop Conference
Plenary talk: Meeting Health Needs of Migrant Workers Workshop Conference
Presenter: Janet McLaughlin

March 14-16, 2013 | Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
National Metropolis Conference
Industrial Relations, Family Relations: Impacts of Repeated Migration on Mexican Families
Presenters: Donald Wells, Andre Lyn & Janet McLaughlin

December 5, 2012 | Toronto, Ontario, Canada
The Growing Income Gap and the Missing Middle in Scarborough
Presenters: Stephanie Procyk & Wayne Lewchuk

November 2-4, 2012 | Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
National Gathering of Temporary Foreign Workers Supporters and Advocates to Inform a Federal Bill, Migrant Workers Rights-Canada Network
Denial of the Right to Family Cohesion for Migrant Farm Workers
Presenters: Andre Lyn, Janet McLaughlin, Donald Wells & Aaraon Diaz

April 16-17, 2012 | Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Engaging Hearts and Minds: An Agenda for Global Citizenship Education Conference
Canada's Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program and the Family Cohesion of Migrant Agricultural Workers
Presenters: Andre Lyn, Janet McLaughlin, Donald Wells, Aaraon Diaz & Josephine Eric

November 26, 2011 | Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Migrant Worker Family Resource Centre
Live In Caregivers' and Family Reunification
Presenter: Donald Wells

June 6-8, 2011 | Montreal, Quebec, Canada
International Conference of the Interuniversity Research Centre on Globalization and Work (CRIMT): Multinational Companies, Global Value Chains and Social Regulation
Impact of Canada's Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program on the Family Cohesion of Migrant Agricultural Workers from Mexico and Jamaica
Presenters: Donald Wells, Josephine Eric, Andre Lyn & Janet McLaughlin