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It's More Than Poverty Symposium

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 the Greater Toronto and Hamilton. The report's findings were shared at a conference event in Toronto, Ontario attended by project partners and key stakeholders from the private sector, labour, government and community organizations.

  See our Delegate Pack for the complete agenda, speaker biographies, and a list of participants that attended the conference.  families and communities.

   Download our presentation slide deck (PDF) for key findings from the PEPSO research project and case studies. 

   Listen to full audio coverage (parts One and Two) of the conference presentations and discussion panels.

   Watch extensive video coverage of the conference presentations, featured film and discussion panels below.

Video 1: Conference Opening and Keynote Presentation

Video 2: PEPSO Case Studies: Employment Precarity from Different Angles

Video 3: Liberal Party Perspectives

Video 4: Assessing the Impacts of Precarious Employment

Video 5: NDP Party Perspectives

Video 6: Looking Forward: What’s to be Done?

Video 7: Closing Remarks: A Call to Action


Read the report

It's More than Poverty 

Published in 2013, It’s More than Poverty discusses the social consequences of Canada’s polarizing income distribution by examining the effects of precarious employment on household well-being.

Full Report  |  Executive Summary  |  2011 Survey