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Updates from Atkinson’s community of partners, collaborators and allies.


15 Jun 22
Deena Ladd, executive director and co-founder of the Workers' Action Centre, received an honorary degree from Brock University on June 14, 2022. In her commencement speech, she calls on all of us to recognize our collective connection and to take collective responsibility to build better workplaces and communities. Read more >
11 Jun 22
We're thrilled to announce the inaugural Atkinson Artist: Rollie Pemberton, aka Cadence Weapon. Rollie is an Edmonton-born, Toronto-based rapper and author. He won the 2021 Polaris Prize for his fifth album Parallel World. Bedroom Rapper, his memoir, was released in Canada and the U.S in May 2022. Read more >
3 May 22
In a new report from the Workers' Action Centre, frontline workers are presenting a plan for action to learn the lessons of the COVID-19 pandemic and ensure decent work for all. Read more >
27 Apr 22
A new primer from the Justice For Workers campaign explores why the fight for decent work is essential for racial justice. Read more >
25 Apr 22
A new report from the Centre for Future Work counters the common narrative that robots and algorithms will soon leave many unemployed. In it, Dr. Jim Stanford explores the implications of technological deceleration in Canadian workplaces and how workers can meaningfully shape the future of work. Read more >
18 Apr 22
May 1st is International Workers' Day - join local actions across Ontario to demand decent work for all! Read more >
13 Apr 22
A new report from the Atkinson Centre for Society and Child Development details the state of the child care workforce across Canada and why the success of Canada's emerging national early learning and child care system depends on a foundation of decent work for Early Childhood Educators. Read more >
8 Apr 22
April 12, 2022 is Equal Pay Day! Find out the research behind the gender pay gap and take action with the Equal Pay Coalition. Read more >
6 Apr 22
A new report from the Decent Work and Health Network diagnoses what's gone wrong in Canada's COVID-19 planning and response, and what decent work policies need to be legislated to ensure a healthy recovery for all. Read more >
5 Apr 22
In a new article for the Conversation, the Atkinson Centre for Social and Child Development's Emis Akbari and Kerry McCuaig compare Ontario's new child care deal to other provinces', and look at what it means for child care workers. Read more >
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