Category Archives: Living Wage

Town Hall Meeting on Employment

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Podcast of the employment town hall that was hosted by Matt Galloway March 4 2015.  It includes a very esteemed panel of experts with contributions from the audience with lived experience of precarious employment.  Very powerful!  It runs for 90 minutes.
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Panel includes:
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Navgeet Bajaj
Navgeet was working as a scientist when a surprise lay-off found her out of work. She landed a great job at the University of Toronto. But the angst she felt during her job search compelled her to leave that job after a year and share her personal journey with other displaced professionals. She co-founded Transition to Hired, External Site where she now coaches professionals on how to adjust quickly to downsizing — and get their careers back on track.
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Lauren Friese
Lauren Friese is the founder of TalentEgg, External Site a national online career resource for students and recent graduates. Lauren started TalentEgg in 2008 after receiving her master’s degree at the London School of Economics, because she wanted to create a better way for students to transition from school to work in Canada. She also attended Queen’s University and has worked in consulting and financial services in the UK.
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Deena Ladd
For more than two decades, Deena has worked in community and labour organizing, education, training and building various organizations to support the actions and voice of immigrant, racialized, women and low-wage workers in Ontario. She is co-founder and coordinator of the Workers’ Action Centre External Site – a worker based organization committed to improving the lives and working conditions of people in low-wage and unstable employment.

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Wayne Lewchuk
Wayne is a founding member of the School of Labour Studies at McMaster University and the co-director of a five-year joint university community research program on Poverty and Employment Precarity in Southern Ontario (PEPSO). External Site PEPSO, which released its first major report in 2013, is a joint initiative of the School of Labour Studies at McMaster University and United Way Toronto. A follow-up report The Precarity Penalty will be released later this spring. Wayne holds a BA and MA in economics from the University of Toronto, and a Ph.D in economics from the University of Cambridge.